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post Aug 8 2007, 08:04 AM
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QUOTE (ewang @ Aug 8 2007, 07:59 AM)
I have found the answer!!!  Peanut butter works like a charm!!!  I tried the alcohol Bigs, but it didnt work for me! 

PEANUT BUTTER!!!!  Try it!  You won't regret it!!!!
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PB will only dress the trim, it won't remove the wax! You'll see after a few weeks it will come back!

Man, you must be doing something wrong with the alcohol! 533.gif


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post Aug 8 2007, 08:12 AM
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depending on what brand peanut butter you use, it could actually make the problem worse, as peanut butter tends to have preservative waxes in it...

like I've said a million times:

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser - get rid of all of the wax and dirt

then use a dressing to keep them looking good and keep the wax out


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post Aug 8 2007, 08:35 AM
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QUOTE (saturn @ Aug 8 2007, 09:12 AM)
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser - get rid of all of the wax and dirt

then use a dressing to keep them looking good and keep the wax out
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Bingo! The thread also metions HOW TO REMOVE WAX and not how to dress the trim! thumbsup.gif


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Crap... I guess we will see in a few weeks. For now, it looks brand spankin' new.

As far as the alcohol, what percentage did you use? The really strong isopropyl?


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careful: strong solvents can cause the plastic to fade to gray

then you'll be paying to get them painted

stick to the magic erasers, they use plain soap.


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Glass cleaner works for wiping off wax stuck on car.


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Peanut oil! It really works here. smile.gif and is very safe.

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QUOTE (ewang @ Aug 8 2007, 06:59 AM) *
I have found the answer!!! Peanut butter works like a charm!!! I tried the alcohol Bigs, but it didnt work for me!

PEANUT BUTTER!!!! Try it! You won't regret it!!!!



Yep. The guys on Jeepforum swear by this method for use on all the black plastic fenders and such on Jeeps.


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Before I wax my ride this year (got a brand new orbital buffer I am eager to use), I think I will try to apply painters tape to all the black trim. The way I see it, is the paint should be harmless and less sticky than say masking tape, but still protect the black trim from accidental bumps from the buffer....

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post Apr 6 2010, 10:03 AM
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I do this also but sometimes that painters tape doesn't stick... I used regular masking tape... It's only for a few hours anyways...


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Hi Guys, Thanks to Forum member "sarge", i have successfully made my exterior trim look black again.

First, here is the car and the offending side strips -







sarge suggested i try Kiwi Shoe Polish -



Here is my method. First i washed the strips with Wax and Grease Remover, although a simple wash with detergent would suffice -



Next i used masking tape to protect the new paint on the car -





Then i applied the first coat. It is always best to apply several thin coats rather than one heavy coat. Just allow it to dry between coats.
The results were immediate -



Allowed about one hour between coats. The following photos show why it is necessary to mask off the painted areas -





Was so happy with the results that i decided to also do the rear quarter side window area



Gently removed the masking tape after it had dried for a couple of hours. Here is the end result -







sarge thanks very much. It works extremely well.

Rocket.

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That really compliments that shiny new paint job (which is awesome BTW).

You know I never even thought to do the rear window - think I'll do that next time I get out to wash my car. Oh, hey you should enter into the detailing contest that's nearly ending..... though you've got a better advantage being freshly painted.


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