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Pre-Wax Cleaners Pre-Wax Cleaners Hot

Automotive pre-wax cleaners are designed to remove contaminants that normal cleaning leaves behind (see Image 1).  They also do an unbelievable job on pinball playfields for deep cleaning and removal of that infamous black grit. 

Most, including the ones listed here, are non-abrasive.

For enamel and lacquer finishes Collinite Liquid Sapphire PreWax Cleaner is a non-abrasive cleaner that will remove old wax, ground in dirt, film, discoloration and wax stains.  For playfields with automotive clear coat Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Solution uses a combination of gloss-enhancing oils and micro-fine fillers to polish your car without abrasives.

Both of these can be picked up at autogeek.net.  These are high-quality products, not the cheap stuff you find at the local auto store.

You can apply Sapphire PreWax Cleaner by hand.  It will dry quickly and can then be buffed out with a microfiber cloth.  You can also us a rotary or orbital buffer with a bonnet.  Plan on changing the towel or bonnet fairly frequently to prevent scratching the paint surface as grit is removed.

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Pre-Wax Cleaners

For Paintwork Cleansing Lotion simply wipe it on, allow a haze to form, and buff gently with a microfiber towel.  Fold the towel over a couple of times and frequently change to a new portion as it gets dirty.  The Pinnacle Polishin' Pal when used to apply the cleaner will enhance the cleaning properties.

For increased effectiveness you can also apply the lotion with a rotary or orbital buffer and a white polishing pad.