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    Will Dawn remove UP residue?

    Planning to use Dawn to remove Ultimate Polish residue (polishing oils). Will it remove it? I want nothing on the clear coat at all and don't want to go out and buy a pile of IPA, when I have lots of Dawn under the kitchen sink. Thanks.

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    Re: Will Dawn remove UP residue?

    If you have any glass cleaner around the house, that should work. Not sure about Dawn.

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    Re: Will Dawn remove UP residue?

    Hmmmmmm...glass cleaner. Never thought of that. I understand Dawn will removed wax so that was my plan if it removed the polishing oils in Ultimate Polish. However, I would think Windex would definitely remove polishing oils and leave nothing behind. Thanks for the reply.

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    Re: Will Dawn remove UP residue?

    Most panel wipes are alcohol based, which is essentially glass cleaner.

    I remember Mike Phillips saying that glass cleaner was already at proper dilution ratios for to use in panel wipe applications.

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    Re: Will Dawn remove UP residue?

    i have found the foaming glass cleaner works better and sticks where you spray it. that way you can let it sit and soak for a minute to let it work before wiping/washing it off.

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    Re: Will Dawn remove UP residue?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    Planning to use Dawn to remove Ultimate Polish residue (polishing oils). Will it remove it? I want nothing on the clear coat at all and don't want to go out and buy a pile of IPA, when I have lots of Dawn under the kitchen sink. Thanks.
    I asked this same question to a Megs customer service rep, and they recommended a brush and a product such as Dawn. To be honest, it was an asswhip. Then I tried the "school eraser" method and that was much easier with less worry about Dawn running down on the paint of the car. I followed up with Megs Back to Black plastic trim after I erased off the residue. Came out great.

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    Re: Will Dawn remove UP residue?

    Dawn/dish soap leaves leaves surfactants behind so it could make one think that the surface has been cleaned when it is masking. With that said polishing oils are not very durable.

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    Re: Will Dawn remove UP residue?

    Thanks everyone. I am going to go with glass cleaner. Appreciate the help.

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