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Old 02-25-2011, 07:52 AM
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With all the vehicles I have owned and waxed over the years, I have tried to keep the wax from getting on the plastic trim, but it seems I'm not as good as I like to think. I cleaned, clay barred and waxed the Mistress last week and of course, I got wax on the (or IN, however you look at it) the plastic bed and tailgate caps. It's just on the bottom edges but looks like a$$. I haven't found the right product or process to remove the wax residue from this trim. What do you guys use? Or, if you never have to worry about it, how so you prevent it from getting on that trim?

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to prevent just run some tape along the edge of the plastic. to get it out, try a tooth brush with your regular soap and water you use for washing your truck
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Try Magic Eraser. It cleans lots of stuff and I've used it on black trim pieces before and it removed the wax. As stated above--taping the trim first is lots eaiser--I speak from experience---LOL
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ive used spray wax like eagle one nanowax on it and it did very well
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Much as I'm not a fan of Armor All wipes, that is the best thing I've found for removing wax residue from the plastic trim, I used those on my Jeep all the time because I guess I'm not as good as I think either.

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One very safe way that works is to apply the same wax to the trim that is dried on it. The solvents in the wax should rightly dissolve the dried on wax, but you have to do it in a wax on wax off fashion. Rub the wax in on the trim and quickly buff it off without allowing it to dry. This will work if the stained trim is not textured. Window moldings, vinyl and other instances work well, but if it is really rough and this method won't work, it may be best to use an All Purpose Cleaner and rewax that area.
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My brother uses back to black on the fenders and softop on hi TJ and that seems to work very well. He does it b/c it fades from washing and sun but Id be surprised if it didnt work on places that got smacked w/ wax by accident if its black plastic
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Look for a product called "Wax Blaster" it's made just for that issue. Other than that you'll just have to use a brush and elbow grease.

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Some of those "dressings" that people use for their black trim pieces to cover up the wax or just to make them look better have problems in the rain or when they get wet. Some of them will just wash off and run down the side of your truck. Be careful when you chose which one of them to use--the results may look worse than what you are trying to cover up.
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