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    getting wax/polish, etc off plastic trim?

    I feel like a total doofus...

    I wasn't entirely "careful" this past time around and got some polish and wax splatter on some black plastic trim...any good way of removing?

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    Get yourself a bottle of #39 Heavy Duty Vinyl Cleaner and apply it vigorously with a terry towel. We've all gotten wax on trim, and you'll do it again sometime in the future. Having a bottle of 39 around is a huge help - the stuff is just awesome.
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    Here is another suggestion..... I use Quik Detailer and a soft bristle brush like an old tooth brush, works well. Then apply your protectant.
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    Sounds funny and weird but peanut butter or peanut oil is one of the easiest ways to remove wax from plastic or vinyl trim. Put some on a rag and scrub and wipe the area and it will look good as new.

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    Re: getting wax/polish, etc off plastic trim?

    I used plastic trim detailer on my 01' jeep grand cherokee and it took off all the white wax residue and left a good finish

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    Re: getting wax/polish, etc off plastic trim?

    I've used the All Purpose Cleaner Diluted 4:1 from the Detailier line & that seems to do the work for me. I'll spray it on let it soak in a bit & brush.

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    Re: getting wax/polish, etc off plastic trim?

    Quote Originally Posted by chargersrt8S/C View Post
    Sounds funny and weird but peanut butter or peanut oil is one of the easiest ways to remove wax from plastic or vinyl trim. Put some on a rag and scrub and wipe the area and it will look good as new.
    The Peanut Butter trick is posted all over the Internet, but in reality, it's not the Peanut Butter, as in the peanut part, but the oil in the peanut butter that does the dissolving. A person could avoid the peanut butter part, the actual peanut portion of peanut butter and just use cooking vegetable oil.

    It's the same tip/trick for removing/dissolving chewing gum out of carpet or hair.
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    Re: getting wax/polish, etc off plastic trim?

    #40, a terry towel, and a little bit of "oomph" seems to do the trick for me
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    Re: getting wax/polish, etc off plastic trim?

    I second that. #40 as a one step cleaner/dressing is my preference over #39 which used to be my favorite.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lydia View Post
    #40, a terry towel, and a little bit of "oomph" seems to do the trick for me
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    Re: getting wax/polish, etc off plastic trim?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lydia View Post
    #40, a terry towel, and a little bit of "oomph" seems to do the trick for me
    Quote Originally Posted by OctaneGuy
    I second that. #40 as a one step cleaner/dressing is my preference over #39 which used to be my favorite.
    So, the seasoned pro whom I greatly respect and the young upstart who's passion I admire both prefer #40 to my recommendation of #39. Hmmmmm, perchance a rethink is needed on my part????


    Oh, wait, I know.......if the wax residue has been allowed to sit and is stubborn, then go with the #39, but definitely follow up with the #40 to protect. How's that?
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