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Old 04-15-2006, 06:16 PM
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Hey, experienced Zaino already, but wanting to know if there is an alternative to Dawn when stripping the old wax? Can any dishwashing detergent work? Zaino site speaks of only using Dawn, but I can't seem to find it in my neck of the woods.
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Hey, experienced Zaino already, but wanting to know if there is an alternative to Dawn when stripping the old wax? Can any dishwashing detergent work? Zaino site speaks of only using Dawn, but I can't seem to find it in my neck of the woods.
Anything else with a high alkaline content will strip the wax. It's not a good car wash, unless you are planning on waxing immediately after using Dawn.

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I would avoid a regular use of "Dawn" or its equvialent...
after Z'ng it, why would you want to use a high pH soap
again?

If you really want some, I can't believe your local grocery,
Walgreens, et al., doesn't have it...it's a nationwide product.
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Hey, experienced Zaino already, but wanting to know if there is an alternative to Dawn when stripping the old wax? Can any dishwashing detergent work? Zaino site speaks of only using Dawn, but I can't seem to find it in my neck of the woods.
I don't think it really matters. I believe that any old dishwashing detergent will work just fine. They're all formulated to strip things off surfaces, al la wax off your X!
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Has anyone tried using the tri color foam at carwashes? I have been using it for about two years now and my car looks brand new. It gives it a super shine and it as smooth as a baby's azzzz.....
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I would avoid a regular use of "Dawn" or its equvialent...
after Z'ng it, why would you want to use a high pH soap
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If you really want some, I can't believe your local grocery,
Walgreens, et al., doesn't have it...it's a nationwide product.
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Maybe it is banned in Canada. I'll just use a similar dish detergent. I won't be using it immediately after a Zaino application.
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Hey, experienced Zaino already, but wanting to know if there is an alternative to Dawn when stripping the old wax? Can any dishwashing detergent work? Zaino site speaks of only using Dawn, but I can't seem to find it in my neck of the woods.

....Well go put a ugly-azz vinyl bra on your X and go for a couple of days drive to the nearest grocery store.... ....sorry, could'nt resist the huge opening......right back atcha....
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....Well go put a ugly-azz vinyl bra on your X and go for a couple of days drive to the nearest grocery store.... ....sorry, could'nt resist the huge opening......right back atcha....
MDK, it was, "But H^mping ugly" vinyl, not 'ugly-azz'. Thanks fer dat.

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Any detergent will work that is designed to strip grease off of dirty plates and pans, lol!!

You can also use a solvent, such as Prep-Sol which painters use before painting a car as a wipe down to make sure there are no contaminants, wax, etc...,
Actually, this works great.
Before I Zaino, I started using this method "if" I already had a coat of "other" sealant on the car.
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Maybe it is banned in Canada. I'll just use a similar dish detergent. I won't be using it immediately after a Zaino application.
Dove has dishwashing liquid and I know it is sold in Canada.
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