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jmitch8011
Jul 7th, 2008, 09:28 AM
I just wanted to know because I used the DC #1 over the weekend and it left a slight haze here and there. It also seemed to be very hard removing with a plush cloth so I used the microfiber. I have to put sealant on it today but I was just wondering. I was thinking about throwing it away.

Mike Phillips
Jul 7th, 2008, 10:06 AM
How big an area did you apply it to?

Did you let the product dry?


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jmitch8011
Jul 7th, 2008, 10:24 AM
I did the complete vehicle. Then I did the swipe test and it came clear. I went around the whole vehicle in the same direction that I applied the dc #1. I had it under a tree to keep the paint cool after washing and drying as well. I moved it into the sun light and noticed it seemed to have a slight haze. Kind of like the product didn't come completely off in certain places.

jmitch8011
Jul 7th, 2008, 10:37 AM
I was asking this because it was a black GL450 for which the paint has been swirled very badly in a short amount of time. I was applying this by hand as well. The owner told me someone came to her job and washed it on a regular basis but it looked as though care was not taking as needed. Also this is black vehicle so in the sun the swirls jumped at me.

Mike Phillips
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:11 AM
I did the complete vehicle. Then I did the swipe test and it came clear. I went around the whole vehicle in the same direction that I applied the dc #1. I had it under a tree to keep the paint cool after washing and drying as well. I moved it into the sun light and noticed it seemed to have a slight haze. Kind of like the product didn't come completely off in certain places.

I know it's hard to know about all products so it's not your fault but the onlything you apply and let dry in the Meguar's line are the waxes.

Everthing is explained here... catchy title huh?

Which products need to dry before removing? (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12031)

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Mike Phillips
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:13 AM
I was asking this because it was a black GL450 for which the paint has been swirled very badly in a short amount of time. I was applying this by hand as well. The owner told me someone came to her job and washed it on a regular basis but it looked as though care was not taking as needed. Also this is black vehicle so in the sun the swirls jumped at me.

You want to move over to a cleaner/polish in our Professional Line, perhaps M80 Speed Glaze. The DCPC is to non-aggressive to get the job done.

Remember, please do a Test Spot with any product or pad or process and make sure you can make one small area look good before going over the entire car. This will save you time and heartache.


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jmitch8011
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Thank you! I was kind of pressed for time as I moved into the paint cleaner but I will study the links you gave so i can better inform my customers on what needs to be done as well as est. time frame. -

Question - since I did let it dry - should I use some DC soap to completely remove it? I also have some solvent that I can use to clean it off. I really only use it for tough tar or sap.

roushstage2
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:50 AM
If it is still on there, a simple wash should take care of it.

Mike Phillips
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:55 AM
Washing with a quality car wash soap should remove it.

In some cases you might have to re-apply the same product you previously applied and this will act to re-liquefy the original product so you can wipe it off.

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jmitch8011
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:06 PM
Thanks, I use GC soap so I will finish the vehicle today.