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Author Topic: How to remove wax/polish from black plastic trim  (Read 3026 times)

AlexK

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How to remove wax/polish from black plastic trim
« on: October 30, 2008, 11:05:44 am »
There's lots of black textured plastic trim on the GPA, and it's very easy to get wax/polish on by mistake.  My dealer unfortunately managed to get white residue on the wheel arch extensions nearly all the way round the car when they prepped it from new.

It can be a pain to get off, but here are a few tips you can try.

I had some Duragloss Wax Eraser kicking around from a previous car, and that did the job for me, although I suspect that'll only work if the wax is fairly fresh.

A small amount of peanut butter (yes, really) worked in with a finger can also work wonders - it's the nut oil that does it.  Remember to use smooth, not crunchy!

Ground nut oil by itself, perhaps worked in with a toothbrush, is worth a try if you can't stand the idea of smearing your car with peanut butter.

And if you need something more aggressive, a soft pencil eraser like a nice Staedtler can do the job.

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    Old Boy

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    Re: How to remove wax/polish from black plastic trim
    « Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 11:23:32 am »
    I use bumber care gel.  :)

    AlexK

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    Re: How to remove wax/polish from black plastic trim
    « Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008, 11:42:11 am »
    That usually just covers up the wax, so you have to keep re-applying it.  AG Bumper Care's good stuff, tho.

    Offline DevilAndGod

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    Re: How to remove wax/polish from black plastic trim
    « Reply #3 on: October 30, 2008, 04:39:09 pm »
    Thanks for the tip. *adds peanut butter to shopping list*  ;D
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