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Removing dried buffing compound & wax

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  • Member since
    July 2013
Removing dried buffing compound & wax
Posted by marinedad on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:10 AM

I know this has probably been answered before but i couldn't find it,  I've been building for a long time, but, just recently started bufffing paint etc. I've noticed that the buffing compound and wax will dry in door jambs and cowl vents and when I try to remove it from these areas it also removes the paint.  How can I safely remove the compound and wax.  How long is the normal drying time for paint?  Thanks

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:38 AM

After I finish polishing the body, I wash it under warm running water with a soft bristle brush to remove polishing residue. 

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy


  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:14 AM

As Bainford said running water and a soft bristle brush.  I use a well worn toothbrush.  I seldom ever throw one away, I just clean them really well and put them in a drawer.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

  • Member since
    December 2019
  • From: New Braunfels,Tx.
Posted by Metalbender on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:03 AM


 Guess what? Your answer can be found in the ToothBrush section of your Local Pharmacy or Wal-Mart pharmacy section. It's a Baby's toothbrush. Why a baby's ? because they are softer and won't scratch the paint!


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