Should I strip the wax off my car?

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  1. Section8

    Section8 .

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    I just got a black 93 rx7
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    But she needs a lot of love in the cleaning department. I wanted to know if I should wash it with dish detergent to strip off all the wax and start from scratch with a NXT wash and mequires paint cleaner/polish/ and gold class wax (that's what I've got in my garage right now)
     
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    No, because the polishes will strip the wax.
     
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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    id clay it before you do anything
     
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    So would I. The clay will strip the wax also, FYI for Section8.
     
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    Ok, thanks guys, glad I asked first. Now I just hope I can find some claybar around here in this damn town.
     
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    One more thing, I'm planning on buying the suggested Mequires products in the stickies above, but will it hurt for me to do one pass with the Mequires burgandy stuff before then? I've got the paint cleaner, polish, and the Gold class wax at home, and I really want to do something tonight on it! If it's not advisable, I'll just wait until I can find the proper stuff.
     
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    The only thing I would do if you really can't wait, is wax. Otherwise, you'll be wasting your energy. But to answer your question, the burgundy bottle stuff won't hurt anything.
     
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    Yeah, I know it's probably a waste of energy, but I just want to do something to the car, I don't mind wasting energy :)

    Thanks for the tips man, I'll post some pics when I'm done.
     
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    The stuff in the burgandy bottles is formulated to work by hand and give decent but not spectacular results. You certainly won't hurt anything and will make the car look better so when you get the pro stuff, you can then take it to the next level.
     
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    Thanks man :) I ended up just doing one of the head light covers to see if it made a difference, and it did a little but not much, so I decided to just throw a coat of Meguires Gold Class on the car (since the previous owner did such a shitty job of waxing)

    That should last until I can find all the good stuff.

    I started cleaning the seats, but damn those things are dirty! all the seams and spaces where the bolsters meet the main seat are filled with dirt! It's gonna take a lot of work to get this thing really clean again.
     

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