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Old 12-09-2003, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I was waxing my car the other day, trying to be as careful as possible not to get wax on the black plastic trim on the doors and bumpers.

But I did anyway. I use Meguiars Gold. Now there are some spots where the wax dried into the black trim. Any ideas on what I can use to take it off?

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Old 12-09-2003, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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try some adhesive remover or alcohol based window cleaner. then buy some aerospace303 or vinylex and put it on all of your plastic trim. armor all also works on trim.
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Thanks for the info and welcome to the site

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If that doesn't work, I've heard using a pencil eraser can remove the wax residue. Mould dressing is only temporary; once it dries off the streaks will re-appear
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I tried the pencil eraser trick, didn't seem to work for me. Window cleaners also didn't work. I finally said fuck it and just dabbed on some Meguiar's batural shine vinyl and rubber protectant. For whatever reason, this stuff seemed to disolve the wax with no problem.

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I had the same problem...nasty dried wax on my black trim.

I actually took on a more HANDS-ON approach and RUBBED it with my thumb and some fingers. It worked, though i did get a blister on my thumb....but fuck it...it worked.

when your finger gets hot ...stop rubbing for a few secs...cuz you will burn your skin.
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Well it is a few days later and the wax that appeared to have been removed is now visible again. I am going to try using straight up rubbing alcohol to see if that will disolve it. After all this is just wax - I wonder if using a blow dryer to melt it so I could just wipe it away would work...

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have you tried peanut butter,, that stuff works wonders.. dont believe me? try a small patch.
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That's the second time you mention pnut butter...maybe it DOES WORK!!?!?!?!

but yeah...rub it with you fingers...it;s tough but it works.
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I have yet to try peanut butter, but today I tried a citrus degreaser. It seems to work just slightly. I am going to get some industrial strength degreaser tommorrow... This shit is starting to piss me off...
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Use Maguire's endurance high gloss protectant Gel.. Works hella good....
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Try gel-gloss from home depot.
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Well, I tried peanut oil today. Rubbed it in good and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then I washed it away when I washed the car. Seems to have taken care of the wax - will check tommorrow...









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Old 02-09-2004, 10:27 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Yep, peanut is the magical cure it seems. Trim looks brand new now.
















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