water/alcohol mix to remove compound residue, yay or nay?

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  1. BimmerJustin

    BimmerJustin Why would you deny yourself something you want?

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    I was reading an article on www.properautocare.com which advised the use of a 50/50 water/iso alcohol mix to remove compound residue. I looked around and found no mention of this procedure in this forum. Would you guys recommend it, or should I just remove the residue by with a dry MF towel?
     
  2. n2_space

    n2_space Space > *.*

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    I will use it after polishing an area to remove any traces of oils and such to make sure the paint is being corrected properly and not simply filled. If I am satisified then I know that it is working and simply move on. After that I will just use a MF to remove the polish, or as per others suggestions use something like OCW to spray and wipe.
     
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    Yes, I use the isa:water rubdown after all polishing, every car.
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I'll do it to a section to check my work but that's it. When using a polish like Meguiars #80, I use it because the oils add depth so I don't want to remove it completely, just enough to make sure the oils aren't hiding anything, then I repolish that area.
     

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