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Old 09-17-2008, 04:24 AM   #1
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Alright, some polish and wax had found their way onto my black trimming located in the radiator area of my 06 bumper. I hate seeing the white-ish colored marks there. I have Mother's Back to Black, and to be honest, I've always thought this product is terrible. It doesn't even do anything to black trim other than make it look a little blacker for about a second, then dries fast.

What other method/product can I use to get this black piece back to being solid black?

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Old 09-17-2008, 04:54 AM   #2
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some type of thinner or solvent
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:57 AM   #3
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No lie best thing for it is mr clean magic eraser. My friend who is a detailer uses it and it works like a charm on trim pieces or anything that is black. Plus you can get it anywhere
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:33 AM   #4
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50/50 mix of water/ISO (rubbing alcohol). If you don't want to make your own, purchas Wax Blaster. Same basic idea. Just be sure to clean the trim after using either and then dress.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:49 AM   #5
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Alright, some polish and wax had found their way onto my black trimming located in the radiator area of my 06 bumper. I hate seeing the white-ish colored marks there. I have Mother's Back to Black, and to be honest, I've always thought this product is terrible. It doesn't even do anything to black trim other than make it look a little blacker for about a second, then dries fast.

What other method/product can I use to get this black piece back to being solid black?

Thanks in advance.
....there are products like "Wax Blaster" made specifically for this. I have a bottle but have not really had a chance to try it out. Most of the time (for me) the residue is relatively fresh and easily mopped up with quick detailer and a MF towel. I have heard other success stories regarding the Magic Eraser. Isopropyl alcohol may be another household solution (I use a 50/50 solution as a wipe-down after polishing). I think the key is to take your time and check often (to make sure you are not doing damage to the finish of the trim). Also, you will definitely want to follow up with a trim dressing/protectant (especially true when using IPA or the other solvents).

As for restoring the the look of the trim, a relatively new item on the market (you might want to try) is "Black Wow". It's expensive but it takes very little product to dress/restore an area. My intial impressions have been good. ....it works as advertised. However, it's only been a month since I first tried it so the jury is still out in my case. ....my Dad has an Avalanche I've been itching to try it on the next time he visits for a detail.

Here are some links to products (some of which I mentioned):

Wax erasers....
http://www.autogeek.net/wax-remover.html
http://www.autogeek.net/duragloss-wax-eraser.html

Trim restorers....
http://www.autogeek.net/black-wow-trim-restorer.html
http://www.autogeek.net/pbtr16.html

EDIT: looks like Tex beat me to it when I walked away from my desk a few minutes.
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