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Old 09-04-2005, 02:11 PM
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How to remove wax from unwanted areas?

I got some turtle wax on a part of my trunk lid and cant seem to remove it with anything. this is the strip of that hard plactic that generaly you wold grab to open and close the trunk lid. its black and that wax just keeps popping up whenever the car is dry. thanks
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Old 09-04-2005, 06:13 PM
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Alcohol prep swabs will remove wax and oil from surfaces. Local pharmacy has them cheap and they're good for all kinds of detail work.
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Old 09-04-2005, 09:46 PM
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Old 09-04-2005, 10:03 PM
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Greese and wax remover sold at auto parts store that sells paint,
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Old 09-05-2005, 04:50 PM
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lots of patience and q-tips

take your time and remove all old wax with a good cleaner and q-tips, then switch wax, and use Zymol instead....Why??? because it's the best...and more importantly it is 100% natural waz, no fillers or silicate or whatnot that leave that white residue on your car when you use other waxes. Zymol is clear, and I apply it to everything because it shines everything and leaves NO resdue anywhere.

I do my paint, bumpers, wiper arms, rubber trim, everything but glass and tires with this stuff, keeps it looking new and protected all of the time.
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:08 AM
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Ditto on the Zymol. I use vintage, but the lesser versions are excellent as well. You'll never have to deal with dust, etc. again. Just massage into the paint with your bare hands, and wipe off with a microfiber. No rubbing, no buffing. More than just protecting, Zymol feeds the paint by replenishing essential oils that are lost due to sun, washing, etc. And the paint will look like it's dripping off the car.

Be sure to use HD Cleanse first. And resist the urge to eat it (it smells like a chocolate shake).
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Old 10-17-2005, 01:43 AM
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Well, which is it...add oil, or remove oil? I've got the white wax build up blues as well. I'm getting some zymol as soon as I get this white junk off.
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Old 10-18-2005, 02:35 AM
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I would try adding oil, then using something to remove the oil, then follow up with a vinyl/plastic dressing.

The reason is that you need to find something that will solubilize the dried wax, and since wax is a hydrocarbon, probably something hydrocarbon based would work best. Then you need to clean all the oily stuff off, so a degreaser would be useful. And then a dressing to protect what you just cleaned.

There are waxes and finishes that won't dry white (or at least bright white), I think Meguiars #26 is one of them.
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