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Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion

Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion

Our Price: $29.99
Item ID: PIN-200
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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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71% Recommend this product (22 of 31 responses)
Mt. Laurel, NJ
Great Paint Prep
Excellent at getting the paint ready for polishing. This cleaned up my vehicles white paint and removed things claying didn't. I applied this prior to applying Sovereign paste wax and the results were great! It's a worthy addition to your arsenal.
ProsEasy to use. Great results.
ConsNot cheap
Naples, FL
Not a waste of time nor money
Used the cleansing lotion for first time recently, prior to polishing a 2015 Accord that I was trading in. My expectations were low, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It filled in those micro swirls and made the paint really pop, before I polished and applied wax. It's since become a regular part of my pre-wax routine. It is the only thing that I have found to make Honda window pillars, which are usually a semi-gloss black, look good. Just applying wax didn't seem to work.
ProsEasy to apply, really deep cleans. Great pre-wax step.
For a non-abrasive polish that can be used by hand this product is impressive - left incredible shine and slickness. So impressed even clayed and did the wife's car and same results - impressive. Granted paint is in excellent condition, but anyone with a new car out of the gate should baseline polish with this and move forward.
Kittanning, Pennsylvania
Works EXACTLY as shown in the video
This product removes hidden dirt quite effectively. I thought my black Trans Am was very clean, but I used the cleansing lotion in preparation for applying the Souveran wax. I was shocked at how much dirt appeared on my microfiber towel. It also softened swirl marks.
ProsVery effective cleaner.
ConsA bit pricey, but well worth the cost.
Western PA
Excellent stuff
Just used this on my triple yellow focus ST. After a crappy winter I wanted to find something that would put the life back into the color. I used this for the first step after claying. Worked perfectly. Brought the pop back and left a nice wet looking shine. Went on like liquid wax but came off much more easily. Followed that up with Wolfgang deep gloss liquid seal. The finish was so slick it was hard to keep a microfiber cloth on anything but the flattest surfaces. I guess I’ll be gifting most of my other products to friends and family. This is it from now on.
ProsEasy to use Works as advertised
ConsNone yet.