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Old 07-14-2002, 03:19 AM   #1
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Default Removing wax from black trim

I know this should probably be in the maintenence forum but this forum gets more exposure.

How do you guys remove wax from black plastic trim? I've tried almost everything so far... cleaners, alcohol, black trim wax/polish. Black Magic works good but after like a week or so when it dries out the white wax comes right back.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Old 07-14-2002, 03:55 PM   #2
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Peanut butter.

Quit laughing; I'm serious. The oils in the peanut butter break down the wax residue, and the consistency of peanut butter makes it convenient to apply to vertical trim (won't drip). Smear a thin layer of your favorite creamy on the trim, wait 10 or 15 minutes, then wipe it off.

Caveat: I haven't had to try this myself; I've only used Zaino and P21S on my WRX, and neither stain the trim like some sealants or waxes. However, the peanut butter trick is often recommended over on Autopia (excellent detailing forum) to fix wax residue on trim, and those that have tried it report good results.

Whip out the Jif, and let us know how it goes

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Old 07-14-2002, 04:40 PM   #3
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Mother's Back to Black works GREAT.


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Old 07-14-2002, 05:55 PM   #4
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Peanut butter is awesome...

I used a spoonfull on my friends Corrado on all his trim. Looked VERY good afterwards...

I definately reccomend using peanut butter...
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Old 07-14-2002, 06:34 PM   #5
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Peanut butter. As said above, it works. I have used it on my old BMW and it's amazing how well it works. And it's cheap.

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