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Old 12-10-2003, 05:46 PM   #1
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How to remove wax from black trim

whats a good product that will remove
old wax on the textured black trim

I have several cars that need the wax removed.

please help

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Old 12-14-2003, 07:41 AM   #2
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I'm told that peanut oil is fantastic for this purpose. (You'll need to re-wax anything it gets on, of course.)
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Old 12-14-2003, 03:47 PM   #3
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Pencil erasers, especially those big magic rub erasers or any pentel eraser. I've found that the normal pencil with pink eraser doesn't work as well as mechanical pencil erasers.
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Old 12-16-2003, 06:28 PM   #4
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also try an old toothbrush.
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Old 12-16-2003, 11:49 PM   #5
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Definitely, peanut butter. Erasers work as well, but they will wear out the trim over time.
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Old 12-17-2003, 02:27 PM   #6
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Old 12-17-2003, 06:28 PM   #7
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Spray Armoall on the trim and wipe off with a rag that always works for me.
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Old 12-18-2003, 01:31 AM   #8
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I had these annoying wax streaks on the balck plactic trim on my mirrors until I tried Griot's Rubber and Vinyl Dressing. To my surprise the black was BLACK! I guess Armor-All works the same, just with more corrosive additives.
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Old 12-18-2003, 11:51 AM   #9
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The problem with using rubber dressings/sprays, is that it only hides the wax residue. Once the dressing/spray wears out, the residue will show again. Only way to completely remove is with peanut butter or eraser. After you do this, you can use the rubber dressing/spray.
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Old 12-23-2003, 02:29 PM   #10
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2nd thread with same subject......give this a try http://www.urethanesupply.com/waxblaster.html
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Old 01-05-2004, 04:25 PM   #11
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I looked at that waxblaster site - it costs way more to ship it than the product costs!
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