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Old 20th September 2008
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Default How to get Wax off my black plastic trim? Nothing works!

I've tried Peanut Oil and Peanut Butter, but I can't seem to get the white wax stains off the black door and bumper trim on my 9-3. Any other tricks out there that work??? Peanut oil has always worked for me on other cars, but for some reason on the 9-3 it doesn't work.
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I have gone the traditional route and had no real results either. I've tried WaxBlaster, Back to Black, and some other treatment from Mothers with no luck and I cant understand why.

Anyone, any good ideas??
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I used a product called Trim Shine by Stoner. It seems to be working okay but its raining today so I am gonna see if it ends up running down the side of my car or not. Mothers Back to Black does run down the side of the car after a single shot of rain and, in my experience, useless.

Heres a link http://www.trimshine.com/

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PS I didnt just spray and walk away though, I gave the trim a good buffing with a clean microfibre cloth.
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Creamy peanut butter
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Griot's Garage Dried-on Wax Remover

Works pretty well. But peanut butter should work too.
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Creamy peanut butter

Chuncky peanut butter is better, Natrual Scrubbers.
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Organic always! of Goober.....
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Creamy peanut butter
Read original post. Tried it. Didn't work....strange plastic they used on these cars. Wax I used was Maguiar's Cleaner/Wax liquid put on with my orbital buffer.
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Back to Black
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Polymer or plastic eraser. Also works well on rubber trim.
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Try peanut butter oil with an old toothbrush. Those fine bristle ones will work better. The wax is stuck in the pores of the plastic textures.
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black wow???
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get wax off of your black door trim...?






THATS EASY!
swap your plastic trim with some poor suckers down the block...

You can always take it off (it pops off) soak it in hot water and then do the peanut butter and brush thingie
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Peanut Oil would have a high molecular weight, try Isopropyl Alcohol.
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Interesting that the Peanut Oil method worked when I had my '04 Linear. Mind you.....shortly thereafter, I installed the AERO kit, so I do not know how long that would have lasted.
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A pink school eraser will take the white marks off the trim, then use a soft brush to dust off the eraser derbris.
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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is the answer. It works with almost no effort. Don't wet the sponge, just use it dry.

There is nothing else that works well, I've tried everything.

Magic Eraser! It is the tool of choice amongst detailing forums. Besides, the point is to clean off the trim, not put peanut butter on it...
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Thanks for the tips. I was able to get it cleaned off today. I started with the MagicEraser (thanks for the tip JAGMAN) which removed the wax, but left a whitish haze on all the black trim. I then followed up with creamy peanut butter and scrubbed it in with a toothbrush, let it set for 15-20 minutes, then washed the car to get it all off. After I washed the car I scrubbed again with a light coating of peanut oil on a toothbrush, then cleaned it with a damp cloth. Looks good finally!!!

Thanks!
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Quote:
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You can always take it off (it pops off) soak it in hot water and then do the peanut butter and brush thingie
How do you take it off? Can you just yank it off? I'd like to take the trim off my car but I've never tried just taking it off because I don't want to risk breaking it.
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Is the MagicEraser followed by peanut butter still the best way to remove wax from the trim?
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