autogeekonline car wax, car care and auto detailing forum Autogeek on TV
car wax, car care and auto detailing forumAutogeekonline autogeekonline car wax, car care and auto detailing forum HomeForumBlogAutogeek.net StoreDetailing Classes with Mike PhillipsGalleryDetailing How To's
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    Super Member MrOneEyedBoh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    1,140
    Post Thanks / Like

    How do you protect rubber trim when using a sealant?

    My wifes car wears a sealant and gets treated twice to three times a year. The trim is also treated with WETS, because of that the tape doesnt stick well to it. When sealant does get on it, it typically comes off usually, but there are some spots that seem to to still stain... Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    Super Member 2black1s's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Simi Valley, CA
    Posts
    1,431
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How do you protect rubber trim when using a sealant?

    Be more careful!

  3. #3
    Super Member MrOneEyedBoh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    1,140
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How do you protect rubber trim when using a sealant?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2black1s View Post
    Be more careful!
    smh.

  4. #4
    Super Member FUNX650's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ohio, USA
    Posts
    21,058
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How do you protect rubber trim when using a sealant?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrOneEyedBoh View Post
    My wifes car wears a sealant and gets
    treated twice to three times a year. The
    trim is also treated with WETS, because
    of that the tape doesnt stick well to it.

    When sealant does get on it, it
    typically comes off usually, but
    there are some spots that seem
    to still stain...


    Any suggestions?
    It sounds like you need to “Re-W.E.T.S.”
    those spots that seem to still stain.


    Bob
    "Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk."
    ~Joaquin de Setanti

  5. Likes MrOneEyedBoh liked this post
  6. #5
    Super Member MrOneEyedBoh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    1,140
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How do you protect rubber trim when using a sealant?

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    It sounds like you need to “Re-W.E.T.S.”
    those spots that seem to still stain.


    Bob
    Is what you're saying, that I need to use trim sealant prior/before I apply a sealant? That would prevent staining?

  7. #6
    Super Member Desertnate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    St Louis metro (Illinois)
    Posts
    4,778
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How do you protect rubber trim when using a sealant?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2black1s View Post
    Be more careful!
    This would be my advice too, and it isn't meant to be mean-spirited .

    Whether I'm polishing or applying an LSP of any sort, when I get to any rubber/plastic/vinyl trim, I really slow down and make sure I don't hit that area. I learned my lesson years ago with a carnauba wax getting into black textured trim on the car I owned at the time. That stuff would stain the trim white like crazy and was really hard to remove. After several instances of having to scrub the stuff out with a toothbrush I started being much more careful.

    I'll still tape around the edge of a sun roof or lights, but otherwise I just take my time and be extra careful.
    Drop by to see the latest at The Car Geek Blog

  8. Likes MrOneEyedBoh liked this post
  9. #7
    Super Member Bruno Soares's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Southeastern PA
    Posts
    2,178
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How do you protect rubber trim when using a sealant?

    Here's what I would do. Before you apply sealant to the car, get Meguiar's #39 (Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner) and clean all the trim. It will remove the remaining WETS and the rubber will be clean. Tape should then stick and protect it like you wanted. Then after you seal the paint and remove the tape, protect trim again with WETS.
    Bruno Soares


  10. Likes MrOneEyedBoh liked this post
  11. #8
    Just call me Mr. Mom
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    STL and SoCal
    Posts
    767
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How do you protect rubber trim when using a sealant?

    I'm a big believer in dressing the trim before applying products to the paint.

  12. Likes MrOneEyedBoh, Bobh59 liked this post
  13. #9
    Super Member FUNX650's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ohio, USA
    Posts
    21,058
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How do you protect rubber trim when using a sealant?

    Quote Originally Posted by forrest@mothers View Post
    I'm a big believer in dressing the trim before
    applying products to the paint.
    ^^^This.


    Bob
    "Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk."
    ~Joaquin de Setanti

  14. #10
    Super Member TTQ B4U's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    5,064
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How do you protect rubber trim when using a sealant?

    Quote Originally Posted by forrest@mothers View Post
    I'm a big believer in dressing the trim before applying products to the paint.
    ^^ 100%.

    I never tape and never have issues. Key is to coat or treat the trim first. Then if you happen to tap it with the polisher, a little $4 bottle of mineral oil does the trick. Just put a few drops on a rag and it will simply wipe away. No need wasting time and money on tape or fancy cleaners and wax removers.
    2019 Pearl White Accord 2.0T Touring (mine)
    2018
    Soul Red Metallic Pearl Mazda CX-5 Touring (wife)
    2010 Urban Platinum Metallic CRV EX-L & 2014 Mica Black Metallic Toyota Corolla S (kids)

  15. Likes Bobh59 liked this post
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. How to protect rubber
    By bryanviper in forum Auto Detailing 101
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-13-2018, 11:13 PM
  2. Removing Wolgang Sealant off of plastic and rubber trim
    By JasonGTI in forum Wolfgang Car Care
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-11-2018, 08:41 AM
  3. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 03-23-2017, 11:05 PM
  4. Replies: 27
    Last Post: 01-07-2017, 02:22 PM
  5. Sealant over glass and rubber trim?
    By bob m in forum Auto Detailing 101
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-31-2009, 02:21 PM

Members who have read this thread: 3

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» December 2021

S M T W T F S
282930 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1