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    Re: Help! Wax? Build up on jeep steel bumpers

    Easy to grasp if one understands the difference between a "dressing" and a true "coating".
    "Logic dictates I have been at this detailing thing way too many years!":wink1:

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    Re: Help! Wax? Build up on jeep steel bumpers

    I’d recommend a little more aggressive brush if tooth brush doesn’t work.... that keep trim can be stubborn




    These from mothers are pretty cheap and worked well with the black fire wax remover....


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    Re: Help! Wax? Build up on jeep steel bumpers

    I never thought of using Solutions Finish on powder coated metal. I always thought SF was only for plastics. Good to know!

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    Re: Help! Wax? Build up on jeep steel bumpers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Ketcham View Post
    Easy to grasp if one understands the difference between a "dressing" and a true "coating".
    The only "Dressing" I`ve used on the exterior since..I dunno, early `80s maybe..is Autoglym Bumper Care on the Tahoe`s utterly trashed running boards (especially the metal parts that simply need refinished).

    Q: Is the Solutions Finish tolerant of imperfect surfaces/prep? The reason I use the Bumper Care is that it "evens out" the areas that are still black with the rest of the surfaces that are in really bad condition in a way that nothing else ever has, but I dislike having to redo them at every wash (it`s not some quick half-hour job to do them right).

    Q#2: How can you clean the Solutions Finish off if its results aren`t pleasing? Does it wipe off with something like New Car Prep or 3M Adhesive Remover?

    I probably have enough Bumper Care and UTTG+ to last this lifetime, but ya never know...

    Quote Originally Posted by rlmccarty2000
    I never thought of using Solutions Finish on powder coated metal. I always thought SF was only for plastics. Good to know!
    FWIW, the Ultima TTG+ works well on that too. I`m using it on wiper arms, underhood black-finished metal, you name it...pretty much any black surface on the `93 Audi and the Crown Vic (and I`ll probably do the others with it too). Utterly forgiving of prep/application/etc. at least if things aren`t as bad as those Tahoe running boards. Lasts for ages, easy to maintain with a SprayWax as the Drying Aid.

    Now if the Solutions Finish is as easy, and works as well on imperfect surfaces, and lasts longer, well that`d really be something!

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    Re: Help! Wax? Build up on jeep steel bumpers

    It is NOT a dressing so not easy to wipe off. I suggest one follows the same process as a bodyshop does for painting. Think base/clear. Clean, apply by directions, then when dry, apply a coat or two of WipeNew and no worries for a couple of years. The company also has a gray, and you can tint it using the black to obtain the shade required.
    "Logic dictates I have been at this detailing thing way too many years!":wink1:

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    Re: Help! Wax? Build up on jeep steel bumpers

    Quote Originally Posted by rlmccarty2000 View Post
    I never thought of using Solutions Finish on powder coated metal. I always thought SF was only for plastics. Good to know!
    I learned it by accident. Trying to apply SF to the windshield cowl. It can be next to impossible not getting any on the wiper arms on some cars. When I wiped it off I thought that it looked pretty good with a nice matte to satin finish on the powder coat. So I did the entire wiper arm. I think it looks better than my attempts to use a polish or paint cleanser on the powder coat.

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    Re: Help! Wax? Build up on jeep steel bumpers

    Ron Ketcham- Ah, OK..now I get it Thanks for the further explanation. IF I ever use up my current stuff I oughta look into that.

    DBAILEY- Yeah, it *IS* a PIA to keep the Cowl Stuff off the wiper arms and vice-versa, even with an assortment of applicators/etc. Using the same stuff for both makes the whole thing a lot easier.

 

 
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