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Posted: 9/19/2005 9:21:28 AM EDT
Last time I waxed the car I got some on a silver matt plastic trim piece. Anybody have any suggestions on how to remove it without damaging the plastic?
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 9:22:33 AM EDT
tooth brush
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 9:31:58 AM EDT
These guys are REALLY into car detailing:

Link
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 10:13:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By stipilot:
Last time I waxed the car I got some on a silver matt plastic trim piece. Anybody have any suggestions on how to remove it without damaging the plastic?



Tooth brush is actually not a bad idea. Plastics are porous, and the toothbrush used GENTLY can lift the wax out of those pores. Use a little bit of your car soap and water with the brush.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 10:15:42 AM EDT
lighter fluid
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 10:16:50 AM EDT
A product called "Goof Off."


Get's off tar, bugs, pine sap, and that wax crap from the plastic, etc. Great stuff.

CMOS
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 10:17:20 AM EDT
I use car detailing brushes that can be found at Autozone or any of the other stores like that. They usually come in a three pack with three different coursness levels.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 10:20:03 AM EDT
Read around on autopia.org.

What I've found works is a little dab of eagle one rim cleaner on a toothbrush not letting it sit very long at all before flushing with water.

Before you try this try regular car soap, diluted of course on a toothbrush. Maybe a little dawn would work instead, when I'm ready to do a monster re-wax on my vehicle I wash it with dawn which get's the wax off very well.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 10:22:32 AM EDT

From the strange-but-true files, peanut butter worked into the plastic with a toothbrush and then washed off will remove the wax.

Jim
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