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    Another Use For D114 - Rinse Free Express Wash

    Hello all! Recently I was thinking back to my experience with this product being a very strong cleaner when used 1oz/gal. and with all the threads of how much IPA to use when wiping the polishing oils from paint. With all the different ratios of IPA being tossed around, it appeared that a 25% solution was better to avoid issues with paint. I wanted to kick up the cleaning power safely and easily without adding more IPA. My solution? In a 32oz bottle of a 25% IPA/distilled water solution, I simply added 1/2oz of D114. This gave me more working time, cuts through polishing oils, leaves no residue, is not grabby so it cuts down the risk of marring, and is a very cheap alternative to expensive paint cleaners.



    I'm open to suggestions and feedback, especially if you have an idea for tweaking this little home brew!

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    Re: Another Use For D114 - Rinse Free Express Wash

    Really? So add 1/2oz to an all ready mixed 25% IPA solution? How is that compared to just the IPA solution? Im interested to hear what others have to say on the subjuct.
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    Re: Another Use For D114 - Rinse Free Express Wash

    Will D114 itself in a strong dilution not remove polishing oils?

    I also read somebody using Glass cleaner concentrate to clean polishing oils... Haven't heard about it since.

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    Re: Another Use For D114 - Rinse Free Express Wash

    Interesting brew, combine IPA with RFEW lubricating ability. I am no chemist. I wonder RFEW destroy alcohol or vice visa IPA neutralize RFEW. Best leave this to Meguiars chemist. Anyhow, I recalled reading in another thread that 1/2oz RFEW per 32oz is too much.
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    Re: Another Use For D114 - Rinse Free Express Wash

    The 1/2oz to 32oz is too much if you want to preserve anything on the paint. That's the purpose of this mix, to make sure nothing is left behind.

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    Re: Another Use For D114 - Rinse Free Express Wash

    Quote Originally Posted by rwright View Post
    The 1/2oz to 32oz is too much if you want to preserve anything on the paint. That's the purpose of this mix, to make sure nothing is left behind.
    I see. I can't google composition of RFEW. But if it neutral or like most soap then it should not turn IPA into water.

    This sound like interesting idea. I will give this a try. Thanks a lot for sharing!
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    Re: Another Use For D114 - Rinse Free Express Wash

    Quote Originally Posted by aerogt01 View Post
    I also read somebody using Glass cleaner concentrate to clean polishing oils... Haven't heard about it since.
    I read this thread in AG forum by Mike Phillips where it mentioned most glass cleaner is about 10% alcohol.

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    Re: Another Use For D114 - Rinse Free Express Wash

    Quote Originally Posted by andytsang View Post
    I read this thread in AG forum by Mike Phillips where it mentioned most glass cleaner is about 10% alcohol.
    I've read recommendations of a 10% solution up to a maximum 30% solution of IPA, so I can see where some would use glass cleaner. I plan to buy some test strips to check the pH level of my solution, so depending on the results I may or may not tweak it. I'm not a chemist either which is why I asked for feedback.

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    Re: Another Use For D114 - Rinse Free Express Wash

    As someone who holds a degree in chemistry - I'm going to say you're in the clear here. That said, that is based on nothing more than intuition -- I have very little idea what is in RFEW.

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    Re: Another Use For D114 - Rinse Free Express Wash

    It does sound more like a glass cleaner... could be a good glass cleaner.
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