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      10-31-2010, 11:46 PM   #1
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removing candle wax

So to cut a long story short, after a halloween party my car now has a good chunk of candle down the side.

I was thinking of alternating cold (to make it brittle and fall by using a can of air duster) and hot (to melt/wash off the rest via hot soapy water).

Anyone have a better idea?
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      10-31-2010, 11:50 PM   #2
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Is it colored?
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      11-01-2010, 08:01 PM   #3
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vanilla flavoured, so slightly creamy colored than just a pure wax
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Place a microfiber towel over the spots and hit them with steam. Ideally, the steam will melt the wax and the towel will draw it up. Do not rub. Just steam through the towels. Let me know how that goes for you.
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Place a microfiber towel over the spots and hit them with steam. Ideally, the steam will melt the wax and the towel will draw it up. Do not rub. Just steam through the towels. Let me know how that goes for you.
This should work.

I've removed hard wax from other surfaces by placing a paper towel over the wax and heating it through the paper towel with a blowdryer until it melts. It will be absorbed when in a liquid form.

If you don't have a steamer, try a blowdryer.

I would not suggest a paper towel on your paint though.
Use a microfiber as suggested above.
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Thanks everyone. I don't have a steamer, but I do have an iron, so I guess I'll try that with the MF towel. I won't get too close, i.e. I won't be ironing the towel itself, I imagine that would be bad for the paint. I'll let yo know how it goes
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Don't use an iron!!! You'll melt the towel before you even get close enough to melting the wax. Go buy a blowdryer if you can't borrow one.
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Or use goo gone and rewax after done.
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