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Old 07-29-2011, 03:21 PM   #1
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Curious what people recommend to clean trim. After i get done buffing sometimes i hit spots on the trim with compound. I cannot seem to remove this mess. Any advice?
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:08 PM   #2
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To remove the compound / wax from trim?

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

Seriously.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:08 PM   #3
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sometimes I get wax on my trim and I don't notice for a bit. I like to use a little wd40 to scrub it down, then I use dawn + green side of a sponge to scrub it and break down the rest of it. after I wash it off and let it dry I follow it up with some forever black or back to black and it looks great.

may not apply to the compound, but worth a shot, and it's common household stuff minus the black detailing item.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:05 PM   #4
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Listen to Xan. Those things truly are magic. They work on damn near anything.
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Those things truly are magic.
That's what she said.
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:29 AM   #6
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....just be careful with anything abrasive you use on trim that can possibly alter the appearance of the finish.
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:04 AM   #7
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Black Wow Pre-cleaner is great for those situations and before applying any trim protectant/treatment, not just Black Wow. In some cases I have used a mild APC and soft bristle brush. I have also used pre-wax cleansing lotion on plastic to clean it and prep for protectant and have had great results; just don't let it dry on the plastic. Always remove and compounding/polishing residue/oils ASAP. I have yet to try a magic eraser but might have to try it out.
For treating/protecting the trim I use 303 Aerospace Protectant, Sonus Total Eclipse for PVR, Wolfgang Exterior Trim Sealant(stuff is awesome), and Black Wow(great on smaller areas). I have used Mothers' Back2Black and was not the least bit satisfied with it; would actually choose Armor All over it. JMO&E.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:07 AM   #8
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....I will add that the best solution in these cases is prevention, especially if this is a reoccurriong problem for you. When using a polish/compound, take an extra few minutes to mask off vulnerable areas with painters tape. It will save you a lot of headaches.
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:51 PM   #9
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Yea I go with what Kean said. It takes a bit more time but saves time in the long run.
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:17 PM   #10
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Love me some clean trim
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thank you for the advice guys.
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+1 for the Magic Eraser.
++1 for masking with painters tape.

My result with Magic Eraser...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1301008
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:54 PM   #13
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+1 for the Magic Eraser.
++1 for masking with painters tape.

My result with Magic Eraser...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1301008
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:13 PM   #14
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I had the same issue and second the Mr. Clean magic eraser...works wonders without damaging the trim!
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:39 AM   #15
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No problem. Not sure I would use it on the hard plastic parts though. Just the rubber seals.
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Curious what people recommend to clean trim. After i get done buffing sometimes i hit spots on the trim with compound. I cannot seem to remove this mess. Any advice?
Off topic, but I'm in Springfield as well. I drive a sedona red bugeye. Been looking for someone in the area to swap knowledge with (mine is very limited ) and possibly parts. Get a hold of me if you want to meet up sometime.
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This stuff s absolutely amazing and does not dull out your trim because it doesnt have silicone in it. Pricey but definitely worth it.

http://www.autogeek.net/wolfgang-trim-sealant.html
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