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post #1 of 86 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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cleaning wax residue on trim

After waxing my car I've found that I've gotten some wax on the trim. I was wondering what's the best way to get rid of it? I can temporarily make it look like it's gone by puting on armor-all but a week later it is back.
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same prob would like to know an answer too. lol it really looks like crap.

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Make a solution of dish detergent (like palmolive or something like that) with water. Use an old toothbrush and the solution to scrub the trim areas. This will remove the wax residue. Be careful not to get dish soap onto the paint as it will remove the wax from there too. It's not harmful to the paint at all, but it does strip wax.

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Meguiars makes a vinyl/rubber cleaner/conditioner. Works pretty damn good.

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Paste Black Show polish works well too, the stuff in the little cylindrical tin!

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Meguiars makes a vinyl/rubber cleaner/conditioner. Works pretty damn good.
Agreed. Great product for a number of different applications.
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Meguiar's Back to Black works wonders.
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Believe it or not...peanut butter!

Yes it really does work...tried it myself. Just don't be surprised if you see a dog licking your car though...LOL.



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Believe it or not...peanut butter!

Yes it really does work...tried it myself. Just don't be surprised if you see a dog licking your car though...LOL.



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Double order of peanut butter here.

Local Car guys showed a story on this in the local News.
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peanut butter just hides it..

Try simple green + tootbush to clean em.. Or one of those goop for removing grease from your hands and stuff..
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Believe it or not...peanut butter!

Yes it really does work...tried it myself. Just don't be surprised if you see a dog licking your car though...LOL.



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Yeah, Ive heard this as well, its all in the oils!
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It needs to be hot peanut butter. It causes the wax to melt, then absorbs it.
Peanut butter then washes off, much easier than the wax did.

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i heard it somewhere else on the forums, but its worth metioning, try a pencil eraser, it works pretty good, but the trim will eat the eraser up pretty quick, also try wax and grease remover and tar and bug remover, pretty much anything that will strip wax will remove it.
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wd-40 on a rag, works like a charm
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