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Old 02-08-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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Too Much Wax

For years I have put a light coat of liquid wax on the front of my coach. (Either 3M or Diamond Shield). It helped to get the bugs off more quickly.

Several months ago I got ambitious and put on a good coat of a high quality paste wax. When I tried to get it off, I found hundreds of small rock chips in the shield (95K miles, Canada and Alaska). I could not remove the wax in the chip holes. I have been told that I can not lightly buff.

Any ideas? Is there a polish or something that will disolve the old wax in the pits? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 02-08-2013, 05:42 PM   #2
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For years I have put a light coat of liquid wax on the front of my coach. (Either 3M or Diamond Shield). It helped to get the bugs off more quickly.

Several months ago I got ambitious and put on a good coat of a high quality paste wax. When I tried to get it off, I found hundreds of small rock chips in the shield (95K miles, Canada and Alaska). I could not remove the wax in the chip holes. I have been told that I can not lightly buff.

Any ideas? Is there a polish or something that will disolve the old wax in the pits? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Dave
Mineral spirits or wax and grease remover will dissolve it.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:12 PM   #3
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Try the Turtle Rain clear coat wax
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:31 PM   #4
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Soft bristle brush.
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X2 on Cat 320 suggestions, I've used an old tooth brush.
AND, the only recommended product for
the 3M and Diamond shield coverings is Beoshield 303 Protectorant,
as I have been told by Diamond Shield folks.
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You should never use a petroleom based product on diamond shield. The above post is correct about the 303
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Rejex used here, best thing I have found for the protective film. RejeX
I used a swirl remover first w/buffer to remove old wax and chalkie haze on front protective film and then applied.

From their FAQ RejeX Frequently Asked Questions
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Is RejeX effective against Love Bugs?
Yes. In fact, RejeX is the only thing we've ever found that's proven effective against these critters.
Can RejeX be used on the Paint Protection Clear Film products?
Yes. Protective films are very good for protecting paint from road debris and small rocks that can chip paint, but bugs and other road grime are still difficult to clean off these films. What's more, UV and the acids in contaminants such as bug splats will yellow protective films over time. Not only does RejeX makes the cleanup process much easier, it will help prevent protective films from yellowing. In fact, recent UV testing on RejeX by two major protective film and vinyl graphic manufacurers showed that RejeX's UV protection qualities are so good, it can increase the life of protective films and vinyl graphics by as much as 50%.
If you'd like to put a protective film 'bra' on your vehicle, RejeX will need to be removed first, as these films do not stick to RejeX
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I would not put a brush or Mineral spirits the film is very soft use a dish washing detergent it will remove wax. That's why you don't wash a car in it. You might try plas-x diamond shield told me to use it to help with scratches.
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X2 Years ago I used a medical scrub brush to remove wax from around rivet heads on my helicopter.
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Dawn dishwashing soap will remove the wax and is gentle on the plastic shield. It will remove wax quickly
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You should never use a petroleom based product on diamond shield. The above post is correct about the 303
Sorry I did not realize it was a special finish, thought it was paint.

I retract my recommendations

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There are some issues with DS. Many prefer a bra. I turned it down when I bought my rig. 1 chip in 13,000 miles. Touch up paint!

diamond shield malfuction
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