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    How to Clean Wax from Black Trim

    With the help of this forum, my detailing skills and expectations have increased drastically over the past couple of months. Iím now seeing the mistakes Iíve made in the past. Most noticeable is the wax I accidently got onto black textured trim parts. I would appreciate any tips for getting the wax off the trim?

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    Re: How to Clean Wax from Black Trim

    Ive never used it myself, but Duragloss has a product called Wax Eraser.

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    Looks interesting but again I've never used it. Maybe someone here on the forums can tell you if it works or not.

    Another idea is maybe you could use a small nail brush and some APC cleaner or wash water while your cleaning the car next. I've used this method on my Honda Element as just a general cleaning tool on the external plastic and it did a great job in cleaning the dirt out. As a side note, the brush didn't scratch the plastic either.

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    Re: How to Clean Wax from Black Trim

    IPA then dress, easy.

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    Re: How to Clean Wax from Black Trim

    IPA and dress or poorboy's trim restorer. Really does a great job at pulling any wax/compound residue out.

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    Re: How to Clean Wax from Black Trim

    I have to agree with the IPA and a stiff bristle brush. Toothbrush works well.

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    Re: How to Clean Wax from Black Trim

    Just take a regular pink eraser from a pencil or whatever, takes it off pretty good.

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    Re: How to Clean Wax from Black Trim

    DP Cleanse All applied to a cheap MF and applied to trim with a little elbow grease works well on trim and rubber IME.
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    Re: How to Clean Wax from Black Trim

    peanut butter


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    Re: How to Clean Wax from Black Trim

    Quote Originally Posted by killrwheels@autogeek View Post
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    Re: How to Clean Wax from Black Trim

    The problem I have had is the plastic is actually stained due to polish or wax so the best I can do is cover it with a good dressing like PB's Trim Restorer.
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