ANTIRAIN PAINT CLEANER [ REMOVE OIL & POLISH RESIDUE BEFORE COATING ] 500ML
#1 – Removing Wax or Sealant from Painted Surfaces
Probably the most common use of ANTIRAIN PAINT CLEANER that I see is for when people need to remove a wax or sealant from the car prior to compounding/polishing. This is especially important for any kind of paint correction you may be doing, since the surface of the vehicle needs to be clean of any oils, waxes or residues throughout this process.
Keep in mind that most car wash soaps do a pretty good job at removing wax every time you wash, so hitting it with an PAINT CLEANER wipedown every time I wouldn’t recommend.
Typically only before you apply compound/polish is an PAINT CLEANER wash necessary.
When removing scratches or blemishes (paint correction) in certain areas of the vehicle, you just want to make sure that these products are not interacting with anything other than than the clear coat. Like leftover wax.
#2 - Removing Polish Residue
As with headlights, another good use for PAINT CLEANER is for removing polish. As an example, once polish is applied after compounding to remove a white scratch, the surface may appear to be blemish free if the polish is hiding the scratch in any way.
By using the alcohol you can get a better estimation of what exactly the final result it. I’ve found that when using some over the counter ‘polishes’ like Scratch Doctor, the scratches seem to disappear until several weeks later when the polish begins to wear off.
A drop or two of PAINT CLEANER solution is an easy way to check to see that your compounding and polishing really did remove the scratch.