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Old 10-27-2014, 10:35 AM   #1
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Dish soap on car?

I was laying stripes and using a squirt bottle of soapy water on the car to move the stripes around once they were out on, are per the instructions.

The instructions say I should let the stripes sit for 3 days before I wash the car. Is it ok for soapy residue to sit there for 3 days? I know dish soap is not ideal for cars and maybe it will harm the paint?


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I did the same thing a few weeks ago, it shouldn't hurt anything other than strip any wax you didn't already remove. As long as you wiped up the majority during the install you should be fine. Why not post some pics of your stripes??
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Dish soap removes all waxes and polishes from your car.
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Dish soap on car?

Yikes, I don't think I removed any wax to begin the process. The instructions just called for me to wipe the car down where the stripes would be, twice, using a clean microfiber cloth and isopropyl/rubbing alcohol.

Hopefully that took off the old wax otherwise my stripes might be coming off soon!

I'll get some pictures up when I get home from work! It's just the side stripes though. I decided if this went smooth that I would attempt the racing stripes.

Guess I'll be waxing the car again before winter comes because I want that paint protection for winter driving. Is it cool to wax over gloss, non-matte, stripes? Or should I avoid them?

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Yikes, I don't think I removed any wax to begin the process. The instructions just called for me to wipe the car down where the stripes would be, twice, using a clean microfiber cloth and isopropyl/rubbing alcohol.

Hopefully that took off the old wax otherwise my stripes might be coming off soon!

I'll get some pictures up when I get home from work! It's just the side stripes though. I decided if this went smooth that I would attempt the racing stripes.

Guess I'll be waxing the car again before winter comes because I want that paint protection for winter driving. Is it cool to wax over gloss, non-matte, stripes? Or should I avoid them?

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Avoid the stripes lol..
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My Professional guy used ::::::::::::::::::

a clean microfiber cloth and isopropyl/rubbing alcohol.
to take the wax off.

Then he sprayed soap on the decal ,layed it down and squeegeed the water out. Then cleaned the decal with clear water & a squeegee and let it dry.

Perfect with no bubbles or water spots.
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Avoid the stripes lol..
Does a spray wax work with stripes?
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Avoid the stripes lol..

Why do you say it like that? I've been waxing over the decals of my work vehicle for 6 years now and they are fine and still look new. What's the reasoning? I know waxing over matte stripes is a no go, but regular gloss ones too? Some elaboration would be appreciated.

And it's good to know the alcohol took the wax off. Guess I'm in good shape. No bubbles or wrinkles 2 days after the fact. Guess I'm in the clear.
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Depending on how harsh the soap is, it CAN strip wax, yes.

As Ronnie said though, Isopropyl is the best way.

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Just do not rub it hard

All he did was wipe very little back and forth. The Micro-Fiber rag absorbs the wax or polish. Ronnie
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I always use baby shampoo instead of dish soap when applying tint or vinyl. Heard it is not as harsh to the paint or the viny/tint. Years ago it was recommended for washing cars as well.
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Should be fine, its not going to eat your paint like if some ******* kid egged your car.

However, dish soap is the reason I never pay for those $5 charity car washes you'll see at gas stations. They all use Dawn or whatever. There would need to be some really hot women in string bikinis to make me re-wash and re-wax the car all afternoon after their dish detergent car wash removed all the protectants I've been putting on...
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