How and Why You Need To Use Wax and Grease Remover Before a Paint Job

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In this video, we’ll talk about Wax and Grease Remover.  Why should you use wax and grease remover and what kind should you use?

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Alright, let’s talk about wax and grease remover. What is it? Before any vehicle surface fit for the application of any auto undercoat or top coat such as primer and paint, it has to be as clean as possible through the use of auto surface cleaners such as wax and grease remover – and also, although slightly less important, auto glass cleaner. You can also use glass cleaners like Windex but I personally prefer to use just the wax and grease remover.

Why do you need to use Wax and Grease Remover?

It absolutely takes off all traces of dirt, grease, oils, silicone and other surface contaminants from your painting project, your panels. It’s a simple known fact that any auto undercoat and top coat will not stick to dirt, wax or grease.

When do you need to use Wax and Grease Remover?

Prior to sanding, after sanding, prior to the application of body filler, between undercoats and top coats and after a thorough and meticulous wash, the use of an auto surface cleaner such as wax and grease remover on your vehicle is of huge importance.

Always bear in mind that each paint system will have its own recommended auto surface cleaners, but you don’t need to use the recommended one. You could just search in Google. I usually use PPG Wax and Grease Remover for $20 a quart. You just put that in a spray bottle, spray it on your panel and wipe it off as soon as you spray it on. You don’t want to keep it wet and let it dry on the body panel. I show you exactly how to do this on live demos in the LearnAutoBodyAndPaint VIP Course.

How do you apply Wax and Grease Remover?

The best cleaning results are obtained by using one cloth dampened with wax and grease remover to initially wipe surfaces using one hand, followed by a clean dry cloth in the other hand to remove lingering residue and moisture. Kind of like Wax On Wax Off, if you’ve ever seen the Karate Kid movie. 🙂

Be absolutely certain that the cloths you are using are clean and completely free from all traces of wax, polish, oil or anything else.

Some of the best cloths to use are the microfiber ones.

IMPORTANT: Every part of any surface to be painted must be cleaned with a wax and grease remover product prior to the application of paint.

If you don’t use such a type of auto surface cleaner, you run the risk of contaminants on the surface ruining an otherwise professionally applied paint job.

That’s basically it. If you just search in Google or Bing “PPG wax and grease remover”, you’ll find something good.

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