View Full Version : Wax on exterior plastic trim....
Oct 12th, 2005, 04:48 AM
I waxed my car recently, this is the first time i've ever waxed a car. It went okay and I though I was pretty careful but I wound up getting wax on my plastic handles and the plastic trim around my mirrors. Is there any way to get this out? I tried to use Road Oil and Tar remover and it worked somewhat but not really. Also, are there any tips to prevent this in the future other than being careful? Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!!
Oct 12th, 2005, 05:05 AM
Welcome to Meguiar's :coolgleam
Read this thread and see if it fits your situation.
Oct 12th, 2005, 05:07 AM
I don't have a lot of plastic trim, and I've never had too much problem with wax on them (though I have had them fade and such and look generally not-so-great).
However, as to how to prevent it, one way is to use masking tape to tape off the trim, or at least the edges of the trim, before you wax. Things like door handles are pretty quick and easy to do this to.
Another way is to apply a product to treat the plastic before you wax. This will make wax and such much less likely to stick or stain the trim. Products like Gold Class Trim Detailer work well for this, as do most other plastic and vinyl dressings.
Oct 12th, 2005, 05:19 AM
Thanks for the help so far!
I plan on buying some of that Gold Class trim detailer and applying it soon. If I applied it while the wax was still on there you don't think that would make it worse would you? My frien said that the wax would come out of the trim after time(I just don't want to wait that long) but I don't want to seal it in by using the detailer. Thanks a lot!!