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Old 08-17-2010, 07:18 PM   #1
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Default wax on flat paint?

so i know most of the tricks to remove wax from plastic trim, car paint, yadda and so on. i have seen mention of wd40, peanut butter, dawn dish soap.

i call it flat black simply because it has no clear coat and isnt high gloss.......but it is far from the primer flat that everyone seems to love. i would say its a few steps glossier than satin finish. i normally use turtle ice quick detailer to shine them up but i got squirly and used meguiers quick wax and it made them a bit hazy........i hate making dumb mistakes that cost time


back on topic, will the WD40 be gentle enough on spray paint? i would hate to try it then have to blast and repaint the wheels lol......can you say UBER...er dumb time costing mistake
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:26 AM   #2
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use dish soap like dawn it works well.
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:13 AM   #3
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use dish soap like dawn it works well.
i tried this and it did nothing, possibly because i have generic dish soap, but i dont think it would make that much of a difference.
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:13 AM   #4
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Try putting WD40 on a cloth and buff a small section before hitting the whole thing.
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:26 AM   #5
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zippo lighter fluid on a thick terry cloth, wipe gently, then wash with soap and water.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:22 AM   #6
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One of the best products for plastic trim is called Back to Black.

However it sounds like you have a flat paint on your wheels?
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:45 AM   #7
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zippo lighter fluid on a thick terry cloth, wipe gently, then wash with soap and water.
Why don't you stop giving out advice?
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:27 AM   #8
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zippo lighter fluid on a thick terry cloth, wipe gently, then wash with soap and water.
ummmmmmmmmmm. that sounds like a terrific idea to use on spray paint.......i believe i will pass.

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One of the best products for plastic trim is called Back to Black.

However it sounds like you have a flat paint on your wheels?
i have back to black and i am not a huge fan. its very greasy and always streaks. my paint isnt really "flat" however its not high gloss. i feel like that would simply be a bandaid anyway.
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