IPA after polishing?

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  1. 30 Jul 2020 at 11:11 PM #1
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    After compounding a car you should spray a IPA and wipe the car in preparation for polishing, but should this be done after polishing aswell before ceramic coating, waxing etc?
     
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    I do it throughout both stages and during, as I find a lot of compounds and polishes have loads of fillers or oils and they hide massively the level of correction :beer:

    I also use Panel wipe instead of IPA its cheaper and imo a much better product :bow2:

    Hope that helps




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    Yep if you want the best results always. I created my own - 70% rubbing alcohol diluted down to 30% ipa.
     
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    IPA? No. It will leave scratches.....there is a very good article somewhere why you shouldn't use it. I'll try and dig it out.
     
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    Isopon fast evaporating degreaser/panel wipe stuff is ideal
     
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    ??? the only way you leave scratches is if you use a contaminated cloth but that applies to whatever substance you apply to your paintwork!

    Perfectly safe as long as you're not a complete numpty

    https://detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=345209
     
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    Mineral oil is better.
     
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    You should always use a panel wipe of some sort before ceramic coating or the coating wont stick to the panel properly.

    I use Isopropyl diluted down to about 15% question for those that also dilute their own do you use deionised water, tap water or bottled water?

    I use bottled as I usally dont have deiuonised lying around, not seen any ill effects so far!
     
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    How is IPA (100% pure spirit) going to scratch your paint!

    You’ll only scratch your paint if you're using a contaminated cloth. Nothing to do with IPA.

    IPA is used at it evaporates completely without leaving any residue behind.
     
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    you want a nice clean surface for waxing so you apply an oil?

    do you wash your car with fairy liquid too?
     
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    I would be using a panel wipe in between polishing stages to make sure no polish residue has filled an areas that still needs correcting. Then again after refining to prep for adding protection.
     
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    The thing with IPA at the wrong ratio will be very "grabby" when removing so if you haven't got high quailty microfibre the risk of marring & infliction damage is very possible.
     
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