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Old 05-31-2005, 09:18 PM   #1
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Cleaning the excess wax off the black strips??

Here's a pic of that strip on the ass end of the car. Is there a way to get rid of this without applying a black gel product to cover it up. Thanks for any inputs.

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Old 05-31-2005, 09:22 PM   #2
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50/50 Alcohol & water solution
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Old 05-31-2005, 09:28 PM   #3
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THANKS!! I'll give it a shot.
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Old 05-31-2005, 09:43 PM   #4
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50/50 Alcohol & water solution
Really? I hope that works because I sit there with a damn tooth brush and that is such a pain in the butt. I would much rather use the alcohol. I will try that.

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Old 05-31-2005, 10:28 PM   #5
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then use Mother's Back to Black to remove any oxidation. It will keep that bumper strip black and clean.
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Old 05-31-2005, 10:35 PM   #6
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I just use Vinylex after waxing. Makes them nice, black, and semi-glossy.

I then proceed to use it on my windows which makes them nice and clear.
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:25 PM   #7
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Cleaning excess Wax off Black Moldings...

"PEANUT BUTTER"
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:27 PM   #8
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"PEANUT BUTTER"
or wd40


although when this problems keeps occuring take the trim off and....










.....go to the body shop to get it color matched
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Old 06-01-2005, 02:14 AM   #9
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Easiest way to get rid of wax off your black trim is by rubbing it using an eraser/rubber, works a treat..trust me on this one!
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Old 06-01-2005, 10:00 AM   #10
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Yes
ERASER for me!

Although be prepared to waste a couple of erasers. U rub like a b1tch and then it finally comes off.

It will come off.
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Old 06-01-2005, 10:27 AM   #11
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obviously yo uare apply WAAAAAYYYY to much wax if it runs off like that. for areas around your trim or under you side mirrow where maybe your buffer cant reach, use your hands. But yeah eraser than apply gloss to it.
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Old 06-02-2005, 10:13 PM   #12
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or wd40


although when this problems keeps occuring take the trim off and....










.....go to the body shop to get it color matched
I've been thinking about getting that strip painted. Does that look good? Anyone?
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Really? I hope that works because I sit there with a damn tooth brush and that is such a pain in the butt. I would much rather use the alcohol. I will try that.

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I've been thinking about getting that strip painted. Does that look good? Anyone?
had mine painted, looks 10x better

Yep. Let me know how it goes. This solution can be used on paint as well. to strip all waxes and sealants
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:28 PM   #14
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I've definitely heard of the peanut butter trick being effective. An eraser might work.

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Old 06-03-2005, 12:38 AM   #15
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3M Adhesive and Wax remover.. Good Luck..
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Old 06-04-2005, 01:05 AM   #16
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Use trim shine/ plastic conditionr before applying wax of buffing, will allow you to avoid having to clean it.
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Old 06-04-2005, 01:15 AM   #17
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Use masking tape and tape off all trim pieces that have a grain to it. Whether you are using a high-speed buff to cut-polish the car and just buff the car, taping off trim pieces work great. Although it may not be necesary to mask if you hand polish, you can if you tend to be messy while waxing. Also, you really only need a little bit of wax per area, just work it in.
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Old 06-05-2005, 12:14 PM   #18
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You can purchase a "Wax Blaster" which I find works like magic. It's almost scary how well it works.

Here is a link to what I use: Wax Blaster
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Old 06-05-2005, 12:34 PM   #19
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Peanut Butter or WD40. Just avoid the paint w/ the WD40. It actually cleans it and doesn't just cover it up like some other things. Another option would be to paint the moldings
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Old 06-09-2005, 08:52 PM   #20
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Try this:
www.properautocare.com/waxbawaxre.html
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