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What is a caramel disc

The caramel disc is a round tool that is used to remove sticker/decal residue and other material that is stuck on the surface. The caramel disc has several different names, such as: decal wheel, caramel wheel, cleaning disc, decal eraser, eraser wheel and/or glue eraser disc.

What is a tack cloth

A tack cloth (also: tack rag, tac cloth) is a special cloth/towel that is covered by a sticky substance. This allows it to grab dirt and remove it by making it stick to the fabric of the towel.

What is IPA

IPA stands for IsoPropyl Alcohol, and is a chemical compound often used in the world of detailing to remove polish residue. The liquid is colorless with a strong odor. Caution is required for this liquid is very highly flammable!

Removing residue from trims and plastics

Trying to prevent polish or wax from getting onto trims and plastics doesn’t always go flawless. In those cases, you might experience the white haze (residue) you can get on the plastic. Getting that white haze off might not be as easy as you think.

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