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cdsilver 07-25-2012 06:34 PM

Wax stain of trim, how to remove?
 
I just bought a new (used) ride and you can tell the previous owner or the dealership was not careful with the wax job. The trim and plastics have white stains from the excess wax, I have tried washing a few times but I can't get rid of the wax. Does anyone know of a method or product that can undue the damage?

lyonsroar 07-25-2012 06:45 PM

You have a few options:

1. Pink school eraser.
-messy residue, tedious

2. Trim dressing
-often doesn't last very long

3. Peanut butter
-really messy, but I've heard it does work

4. Peanut oil
-less messy, but still icky

5. Forever Black
-trim dye, permanent, $$$

G-Man's SVTF 07-26-2012 02:01 AM

i'd go with a bucket of hot water and a scratch free sponge. the magic erasers work too.

cdsilver 07-26-2012 10:30 AM

Thanks for the suggestions, I was planning on using this http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...er+8+ounces.do but could not find at any stores and I don't feel like waiting for an online order.

BLRich1 07-26-2012 10:50 AM

A tooth brush works really well too.

AZfocus2012 07-26-2012 11:34 AM

Try the peanut butter. Just go buy some cheap store branded stuff, massage it in good, a tooth brush may help, and let it sit for a bit, then wipe it off. I was amazed at how well it works. The key is the "let it sit part" as it is not instantaneous. It takes the peanut oil a few minutes to react with the dried wax. This is what I do anytime I screw up and get wax on plastic trim.

DEREKC 07-29-2012 05:30 AM

I have not tried a pink eraser, but have used a white eraser with great success!! Also, rubbing alcohol works over several uses.

lyonsroar 07-29-2012 09:35 AM

Same difference. I think it's just slightly abrasive.

fOCUS90 08-15-2012 06:11 PM

Try the magic eraser with hot water or if that doesn't work use a q tip with rubbing alc.

Burns098356GX 08-25-2012 09:26 PM

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.


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