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      09-27-2019, 09:53 PM   #1
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Safe to use IPA on ceramic coat?

Hello. Can I do spot cleans on my ceramic coat using a 25% IPA spray + wipedown? What do you guys recommend for spot cleaning (tree sap, bird droppings, dead bugs, finger prints, etc)?

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I'm now using Trinova Waterless Wash and Wax spray for quick cleaning between full cleanings with Optimum No Rinse.
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Hello. Can I do spot cleans on my ceramic coat using a 25% IPA spray + wipedown? What do you guys recommend for spot cleaning (tree sap, bird droppings, dead bugs, finger prints, etc)?

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It's fine to use IPA and the most sensible choice as you don't really want to leave any inferior wax or sealant products behind on top of your ceramic coat. I use IPA at 10% though, but I don't see why 25% wouldn't be fine as well.

Maybe consider as the perfect solution getting something like the Gtechniq bird dropping wipes and also their quick detailer as this is developed to be used in conjunction with ceramic and crystal coatings
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I use ONR for this type of situation. I use the spray detailer dilution unless I'm doing a wash and then it's the normal 356:1 ratio.
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where are you guys learning this from? using ipa for spot treatment is absurd. ipa wipe downs are used normally for prepping surfaces PRIOR to an lsp so why would you use it on TOP of one? makes zero sense.

take the advice of items like ONR/waterless/detailers. if you question these products in terms of scratching your paint or are nervous with the amount of contamination on your paint then you've answered your own question...aka wash your car.
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Use a Quick Detailer for spot cleaning, not IPA!
From my research - IPA is only recommended to be used as 10-15% and not as a daily cleaning fluid! It is typically only used to more aggressively strip down wax/sealants or other oil-based contaminants. Not for daily hygiene. No need for that either.
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