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Old 05-19-2006, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default How to remove wax from black trim??

I need to get wax off the black trim of my mom's accord. I don't want to go and buy a bottle of "back to black" stuff from some car care company. I tried using 3M window cleaner [it says it works on other stuff too.] and Armor All all purpose cleaner, but only a bit came off.
Anyone know a way to get it completely off besides using the black trim care stuff from car care companies??
I'm going to wash the car tomorrow but I doubt the car wash soap will get it off...
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:25 PM   #2
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Are you sure it's wax? Wax usually just rubs right off of any surface. I suppose you could try some "Goo Gone". You said you didn't want to buy anything, but this is something everyone should have around the house, anyway.
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:25 PM   #3
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You know that bottle of back to black? Buy it. You know that car that's not your mom's? Buy that too.
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:29 PM   #4
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elucas730, I know because I waxed it for her last time!!! Waste of my time too, paint is too old/crappy that it doesn't really make a difference.
Wax doesn't come off easily of black trim because it's not clearcoated... so it like absorbs it a bit.
I need money to buy a car, me = no money.
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:47 PM   #5
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I use alcohol and it works fine for me. 303 Protectant afterwards for the SPF and low gloss FTW.
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:53 PM   #6
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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser followed up by a bit of vinyl protectant (303 gets my nod) and you're golden.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:14 PM   #7
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^ 303?? never heard of that before. I'll try using rubbing alcohol, no magic eraser for me.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:15 PM   #8
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Believe it or not....peanut butter does the trick
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:17 PM   #9
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try a rubber eraser. The magic eraser could work good too, but it will polish whatever surface you use it on.

Or alcochol, it strips wax.

303 is the best. Low gloss, not oily.

some people also recomend peanutbutter, but then you have to take care of the mess you just made
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:18 PM   #10
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Believe it or not....peanut butter does the trick
^ that and simple green work good.

I've heard that the Magic Eraser's work good but I've never used them.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:28 PM   #11
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wtf peanut butter?!?!?!??!
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:36 PM   #12
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wtf peanut butter?!?!?!??!
Yeah, the oils make it semi glossy. Works great for restoring the semi-flat black trim that a lot of cars have, that usually ends up fading.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:53 PM   #13
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o what you guys were serious??? If I do that and it gets all ****ed up, I will be very mad...
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:56 PM   #15
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lol ok. I wonder what the ppl will think when they see a kid putting peanut butter onto a car...
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:57 PM   #16
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i used peanut butter on my molded Prodrive flaps when I had the WRX. It worked ok, but it was messy and I don't like peanut butter.
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o wait after I apply the peanut butter, what do I do?? wash it off with soap??
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get the dog to lick it off
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I don't have a dog you ****ing dumbass!!!!!


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You idiot, it's just peanut butter. If you got peanut butter on the floor, how would you clean it? With a hazmat suit?


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Old 05-19-2006, 10:13 PM   #21
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I don't have a dog you ****ing dumbass!!!!!
The companionship of a dog would help with that temper.

http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog....1005&SKU=11216

and then 303
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:26 PM   #22
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no see teh ...?
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You idiot, it's just peanut butter. If you got peanut butter on the floor, how would you clean it? With a hazmat suit?


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I was wondering whether if I just apply it and then wipe it clean, leaving some of it on the trim pieces or completely washing it off with soap and water...
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Is the black trim rubber or paint?

If it's paint, it may be oxydized, in which case, if you try to "buff it right out" you may very well burn through to the underlying metal or plastic.

You could always repaint with SEM Trim Black. That stuff is the best! The trim on my boss's Acura was buffed through to chrome and I masked it and sprayed it with SEM during lunch. I got a raise for it! Oh yeah: job = IT.
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"How to remove wax from slim back"
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You know that bottle of back to black? Buy it.

Umm. No.


Get some tire foam and a tooth brush and get-ta-scrubbin'.
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