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Old 07-18-2010, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default Removing wax/polish from plastic trim?

What do you guys use? I've heard isopropyl alcohol with rag may work - thoughts?

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Old 07-19-2010, 07:31 AM   #2
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WD-40 on a rag...or lightly sprayed on a old toothbrush.

Takes wax off in a split second...and won't harm paint, trim,...or pretty much anything.

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Old 07-19-2010, 09:22 AM   #3
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Isopropyl or even denatured alcohol will work wonders and very quickly, but will dry out the oils to keep the trim flexible. Best to go over it with a spray wax afterwards.
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:25 PM   #4
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We use this at my shop daily. It takes any type of wax off with one application and leaves a nice non greasy shine.

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Old 07-20-2010, 08:24 PM   #5
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peanut butter...yep you heard right. visit autopia and learn more.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:48 PM   #6
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Griots Garage dried on wax remover works great.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:01 PM   #7
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peanut butter...yep you heard right. visit autopia and learn more.
ive done this!
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:53 PM   #8
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Optimum power clean works wonders
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:27 AM   #9
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really fine steel wool cleans it well and windows too!
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