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Best Answer myredmini , 04 September 2013 - 08:14 PM

Just panel wipe will be perfect. Used to clean panels prior to paint. Do not use thinners. If you have cellulose paint it will make a mess of it! Go to the full post


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#1 CCX

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:07 PM

I need to remove the polish and wax on my Mini from a small area on the boot to stick a self adhesive badge on. I was just wondering what people think is the best way of doing this to ensure the badge sticks properly. I'd appreciate hearing your experiences with this and what you have used to remove it completely from the paint.

 

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:09 PM

panel wipe or thinners?



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:15 PM

Spray Wax/Quick Detailer and a detailing brush. :-)


Edited by Noah, 04 September 2013 - 07:16 PM.


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:21 PM

Spraying wax won't get rid of wax, use some tar remover then clay the area, that should strip any wax ensuring that the badge adheres to the surface as well as possible  :thumbsup:



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:12 PM

The trade use spirit wipe (sw5) to remove wax before painting, its also called panel wipe, its all that needed.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:14 PM   Best Answer

Just panel wipe will be perfect. Used to clean panels prior to paint. Do not use thinners. If you have cellulose paint it will make a mess of it!

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:14 PM

Really? 

 

 

 

6:25. 



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:24 PM

Silicone remover 



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:25 PM

window cleaner or panel wipe



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:19 AM

Wow, thanks for all the replies. I think I'll go with the panel wipes, but I only want basic cheap ones, like the ones below:

 

http://www.halfords....tegoryId_165495

 

Do you think these would do the job properly? Just want to make sure I'm not wasting my time with something that won't work.

 

Thanks again for the advice. 



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:07 AM

I would just buy a litre of panel wipe from a paint suppliers its always useful to have some around.

#12 myredmini

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:56 AM

Even a 5l tin is cheap. Very handy stuff.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:27 PM

Something like this?



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:35 PM

Do NOT use thinners unless you are very careful,



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:38 PM

Yes that stuff is fine.







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