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Old 01-04-2010, 04:16 PM
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any help in how to get wax off the black plastic parts???
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yeh warm them up with hair dryer and wipe with damp cloth works but not too close dont want to melt it.
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Hmm that's a new one. I've read a lot of different ways to get the wax of the black trim but never that one. Next time I wax the truck, I'll give it a try and see how it works.
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Not that I think Meguiars is bad, but in my opinion I have found some products that work better and last longer. I used to use Meguiar's polish and wax and was always satisfied with it. Then I tried some products from Adam's Polishes and Chemical Guys and the results were much better. Between those two companies you can get anything you would need to detail a car properly and videos to show you how. As far as my preference for polish, I have used their Swirl and Haze Remover and Fine Machine Polish, each with awesome results. As far as wax I have used Adam's Buttery Wax and their Machine Super Wax. The MSW was much better and lasts longer than the Buttery Wax. My favorite though is Chemical Guys "Pete's 53," it goes on almost wet and comes off super easy.
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any help in how to get wax off the black plastic parts???
Here's what I do and it really works! Take a tablespoon or so of peanut butter and warm it in the microwave for about 30 sec. Next take a Q-tip or other small applicator and dab it into the PB then rub it on the white residue on your vehicle. Wipe with a clean soft cloth and you're done. If you get the PB in an area where you can't wipe clean, it'll come off with water, just be sure to use a little pressure to spray it out.
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How often do you do this? I can see once every year or two, but now 3-4 times a year. Does just a regular wash and wax in between keep it up?
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How often do you do this? I can see once every year or two, but now 3-4 times a year. Does just a regular wash and wax in between keep it up?
Well I've currently switched to a "non-white" wax so my problem was eliminated all together, however I've only had to do the PB thing once and it's stayed off. I've read where others have had to do it twice a year for their liking.
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FWIW, the oil in Peanut Butter is the actual 'agent' that cuts the wax.

Peanut oil works.

Plain old vegetable oil works, too. (apply with Q tip, let set a little while, wipe off,, E-Z ! )

I have also heard that petroleum products, however effective they are at cutting wax, generally don't 'play well' with some plastics,,,

Your mileage may vary,,,
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