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08-26-2012 10:43 PM
lyonsroar
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I just tried the peanut butter method AZfocus2012 suggested: Wow! It was rubbed in to the rocker panels and grille with an old toothbrush or a rag depending on the precision needed. After 5-10 minutes it rubbed off easily. Wax could be seen in the rubbed off PB. The plastic darkened up enough that I'm going to see how long the PB treatment lasts on its own. Mothers Back to Black is the next step if needed.
Back to black is temporary at best.
08-26-2012 10:27 PM
Mile30 Autech trim dressing. beats EVERY OTHER OPTION. Period! Tastes like shit though; go with the peanut butter!
08-26-2012 10:15 PM
AZfocus2012 That peanut butter is some good stuff, and it gets the dried up wax off of your car too.
08-26-2012 06:36 PM
Bob_G I'll definitely try a dry toothbrush for recent wax clean up. In my case the grey haze on my rocker moldings, etc. was probably there for years before I acquired the car in May. Erasers and dry toothbrushes didn't do much. Peanut butter seems to have cleaned off the wax and conditioned the plastic. It was also pretty quick for the ~3 square feet of each rocker molding. We'll see how the improvement stands up to the rain expected here over the next 2 days.
08-26-2012 02:44 PM
euro-bred Toothbrush works without using peanut butter... just a dry toothbrush works instantly.
08-26-2012 02:36 PM
Bob_G I just tried the peanut butter method AZfocus2012 suggested: Wow! It was rubbed in to the rocker panels and grille with an old toothbrush or a rag depending on the precision needed. After 5-10 minutes it rubbed off easily. Wax could be seen in the rubbed off PB. The plastic darkened up enough that I'm going to see how long the PB treatment lasts on its own. Mothers Back to Black is the next step if needed.
08-25-2012 10:26 PM
Burns098356GX I had a similar problem with my old car. I found that spraying a vinegar solution and letting it sit for a few mins before rinsing it off works.
08-15-2012 07:11 PM
fOCUS90 Try the magic eraser with hot water or if that doesn't work use a q tip with rubbing alc.
07-29-2012 10:35 AM
lyonsroar Same difference. I think it's just slightly abrasive.
07-29-2012 06:30 AM
DEREKC I have not tried a pink eraser, but have used a white eraser with great success!! Also, rubbing alcohol works over several uses.
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