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Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion

Think of this as an anti-aging cream for your car's paint!

Automotive paint loses its luster due to the effects of dirt, rain, and environmental pollution. Wax certainly helps lessen the impact of these assailants, but even wax can build-up and reduce the shine. Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion is designed to turn back the clock on your paint by undoing the build-up, the swirls, and the haze to reveal the clean, vibrant paint that lies beneath!

Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion will restore and preserve your car's original beauty. Paintwork Cleansing Lotion uses a combination of gloss-enhancing oils and micro-fine fillers to polish your car without abrasives. The VOC compliant formula is safe and gentle on all finishes. Simply wipe it on, allow a haze to form, and buff gently. Minor swirls and surface imperfections disappear like magic. Your car's finish will emerge bright and clean, ready for your favorite wax or protectant.Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion is a fine polish used to clean and perfect the paint before wax application.

This is a mild polish best suited for newer vehicles or vehicles with good paint condition. It is designed to safely take off old wax, embedded road grime and pollution that washing will not remove. It prepares the surface for waxing by creating a clean, smooth, highly-reflective surface. This insures a uniform shine and maximum wax bonding.

Tech Note: Paintwork Cleansing Lotion will not remove paint or clear coat finishes. Likewise, it will not remove swirls. It makes swirls less noticeable or invisible by rounding over the top edge of the swirl, robbing sunlight of a sharp edge to cause a reflection. Micro-fine fillers (1.4 micron) in the lotion then fill in the swirl. When you wax over these fillers, most swirls will disappear. These swirls may re-appear as the wax ages and may be revealed under some light conditions (Fluorescent lamps are ruthless, revealing flaws and swirls that will not show under normal sunlight.).


The Pinnacle Polishin' Pal with a white pad enhances the cleaning ability of Paintwork Cleansing Lotion. Hand Application:
  1. Wash the vehicle with Pinnacle Bodywork Shampoo and towel dry with a Cobra Microfiber Waffle Weave Towel.
  2. Apply a nickel-size amount of Paintwork Cleansing Lotion to a foam or microfiber applicator pad. Spread it over a 2 sq. ft. section using light pressure.
  3. Working in a back and forth motion will    lessen the likelihood of producing swirls if a piece of dirt becomes trapped in the applicator pad.
  4. The lotion will dry to a haze. Buff lightly with a soft, clean microfiber towel.

You can also use the Pinnacle Polishin' Pal to apply Paintwork Cleansing Lotion. A 4 inch white pad will enhance the cleaning properties of the lotion and keep your hands clean during application.

Machine Application
(For easy application for novices or pros, use a Porter Cable 7424XP dual action polisher.)
Buff away Paintwork Cleansing Lotion with a soft Cobra Microfiber Towel. Flip the towel often as you buff.
  1. Wash the vehicle and towel dry.
  2. Mist a white polishing pad with Crystal Mist Detail Spray to allow easier application. Pour a circle of Paintwork Cleansing Lotion on the pad.
  3. With the machine turned off, spread the lotion over a small area.
  4. Set the max speed at 4.5 or 5 and turn the machine on.
  5. Polish in a figure-eight pattern until the lotion begins to dry or disappear.
  6. Buff with a clean microfiber towel.
  7. Continue to the next section until you’ve polished the entire vehicle.
  8. Always follow Paintwork Cleansing Lotion with a coat of wax. Souverän™ or Signature Series II will give your vehicle a glossy, wet-looking shine.

Note: For best results, apply Paintwork Cleansing Lotion out of direct sunlight. Do not apply to hot body panels.

Paintwork Cleansing Lotion is not designed for use with high speed rotary polishers.

We suggest these money saving kits that contain Paintwork Cleansing Lotion. Each kit is thoughtfully assembled by our expert car care professionals. Purchasing in kit form insures you have all the products and tools needed to successfully acomplish your goal.

Signature Series Wax Kit
Souverän™ Sizzling Shine Kit
The Total Interior/Exterior Detailing Kit
The Complete Detailing, Wax & Cleaning Kit

16 oz.

This product (Liquid Souveran™) is incredible. I have been using Pinnacle products for about a year and, in my opinion, the entire line is of the very best quality and yields results far superior to others. Souveran™ Paste Wax, PCL, Crystal Mist, and the leather conditioner are my favorites. Last weekend, I clayed my ML 55 AMG (cognac), polished with 3M Swirl Remover, then used Pinnacle PCL, and completed the detailing with Souveran™ Paste Wax. Today, after washing, I applied Liquid Souveran™ and the finish is spectacular. The Liquid Souveran™ seems to have increased the reflectivity; the vehicle has never looked better. I also tried the new leather cleaner and conditioner; it too is exceptional. This coming weekend I plan to follow the above protocol with my magma red SKL32 AMG. The Liquid Souveran™ is underpriced; at $50, it would be a bargain.
Tom Zinn
University of Cincinnati
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Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion

Our Price: $29.99
Item ID: PIN-200
Availability: Usually ships the same business day
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64% Recommend this product (16 of 25 responses)
By Bill B.
June 2, 2016
Outstanding Product
Came across this product while reading reviews for Collinite's Insulator Wax (which i've used for 25 years). I have a 2005 Pilot that has been parked on the street for the last three years and it's been looking dull and faded so figured id give it a try before using on a darker colored car. Can't tell you how impressed I am. I used my new Porter Cable RO polisher to apply it on setting of 6 with a white pad and it stripped off all old wax, rain spots, stains....and swirl marks as billed. I then applied the Insulator Wax on a setting of 3 and buffed off. The vehicle looks great. I keep up with my cars fairly well (washing and waxing) but sitting outside under trees takes it's toll so i'm thrilled.
ProsEase of use and results
By Carl Knaub
Fort Lauderdale
May 14, 2016
Top of the line product.
Autogeek gets your order in your hands quick. The Pinnacle liquid Sovereign is fantastic, very easy to remove and left a super slick glossy finish on my 75 Buick Lesabre.
ProsEasy on easy off
By Nathan
March 27, 2016
Works Fantastic!
I used this to clean the oxidation off of a couple cars and it works fantastic without cutting paint! I will use this on a lot of cars and trucks!
ProsEasy to use
ConsTop has two snaps, first wont seal and the second does. Can get you messy if you shake it on the first snap.
By Matthew
Harrisburg PA
March 2, 2016
great stuff
great stuff
By Chuck
Houston, Tx
December 30, 2015
Takes some elbow grease
Works as advertised but I found it more difficult to remove than the other reviewers. My paint was in good shape and probably not worth the effort just to remove old wax. I think the rotary buffers are the way to go with this.
ProsWorks well.
ConsHard to remove by hand.