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Old 05-08-2006, 11:47 AM
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Removing wax from plastic

So I polished and wax the Benz twice this weekend, and the paint looks much better. But in the process some of the wax & polish got onto the black plastic trim. How do I get it off of there?
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Old 05-08-2006, 01:07 PM
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Meguiars rubber and vinyl cleaner:

http://www.autogeek.net/meg40vinrubc.html
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Peanut oil.
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WD - 40.....no kidding.
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Old 05-08-2006, 02:03 PM
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Peanut oil and WD-40 work great.

I like to use them on black trim, but not paint.

Peanut oil and wd-40 leave an oily film that becomes a magnet for dust, and the oil film is difficult to remove.
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[QUOTE=suginami]Peanut oil and WD-40 work great.QUOTE]

Thats crazy. Does it require alot of effort thought? I was attempting to use carb cleaner on a small section and it somewhat worked. It took forever for a small section.
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No they don't require a lot of effort.

I would stick with the vinyl and rubber cleaner.

WD-40 and the like work, but they are not formulated to protect your paint. You will be stripping off the wax you applied by using the product.
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Old 05-08-2006, 04:58 PM
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I was attempting to use carb cleaner on a small section and it somewhat worked.
NEVER, EVER use carb cleaner for anything other than cleaning carburetors or oilstains from concrete floors.
THAT is a sure-fire way to ruin paint, etc.
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Old 05-09-2006, 09:24 PM
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I used Acetone on mine, but I would be careful of the paint.

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Old 05-09-2006, 09:45 PM
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I used Acetone on mine, but I would be careful of the paint.

John Roncallo
Acetone can easily remove the paint right down to the metal if you're not careful. It will also immediately remove the finish from your leather if you are trying to get rid of a stain. Don't ask me how I know....
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Old 05-21-2006, 10:33 AM
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I only use the Acetone on the rubber on the bumper trim only. I stay well away from the paint. And I've never considered it for the interior.

I have also tried it in my gas tank as suggested by a few web sights to increase fuel milage. I did this testing very scientifically. It does not work (AT ALL).

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Old 05-29-2006, 12:55 AM
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There is a better product out there that won't damage your paint or leave a sticky residue.

I cleaned the black plastic and vinyl with Mother back to black.
It cleaned the wax out of my bumpers, and black trim with out damaging anything.

All you have to do is put some on a rag and apply it to the area then wait a minute then wipe it off.
I think you can pick it up at walmart for $4. Try it out before you start using Wd40,or peanut oil.
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Old 05-29-2006, 05:20 AM
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Peanut butter.

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Old 06-01-2006, 09:58 PM
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3m adheasive remover---wont harm paint but will remove any wax, follow up with vinyl conditioner to restore shine.
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