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    I have a wax problem!!!

    Ok I am not perfect and I tend to get wax caked around my door handles, and in every other nook and cranny. I try to get all of it but I do tend to miss spots and they harden. Can someone give me some advice or the name or a good product remover for this. I was thinking of using like simple green and a tootbrush to scrub it all off or something along those lines. I just wanted to see what you fine people had to say.


    Thanks in advance

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    I use a small children's toothbrush. Some can even be had with a small suction cup on the end which makes it handy to stick it to the car.
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    I have used simple green a few times but have never thought to look at the bottle to see if it is safe on paint. If it is then thats what I will do this weekend

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    They have detailing brushes at Wal-Mart, Auto Zone, Advance Auto Parts, etc. that are perfect for this. They usually have a rubber pointy end and a brush on the other end. I've used it a few times and it works nicely.

    However, you shouldn't really ever be putting on enough wax to have it in the crevasses anyway. Only a very thin layer is needed, which might possibly result in a little bit at the base of the rear badges, but not much. I haven't had caked on wax in the nooks and crannies for a few years now.
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    yeah I haven't beem able to find those brushes I know which ones you mean though. The wally worlds around here don't seem to carry them. I haven't checked all the autoparts stores yet either.

    Yeah my Subaru is really the first car that I have ever gave a damn about waxing. I am still kinda a n00b at it I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpatskize View Post
    yeah I haven't beem able to find those brushes I know which ones you mean though. The wally worlds around here don't seem to carry them. I haven't checked all the autoparts stores yet either.

    Yeah my Subaru is really the first car that I have ever gave a damn about waxing. I am still kinda a n00b at it I guess
    You should only have enough on there that the car looks "dirty"...kinda dusty like. If you can visibly see the whiteness of the wax, you're using too much. Using too much doesn't help it at all, and it makes it a lot harder to remove. Just takes some practice, though. You'll get it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone View Post
    I use a small children's toothbrush. Some can even be had with a small suction cup on the end which makes it handy to stick it to the car.
    I would agree here. Use it dry on a clean car.

    Sounds like you might have used a tad too much wax.
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