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Remove Wax from Trim

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Scott K, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Apr 25, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    Scott K

    Scott K [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What is the best way to remove wax from black trim, rubber weather stripping, etc. ??
     
  2. Apr 25, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    ^^X2 or WD-40.

    WD-40 doesn't hurt your paint either...... Remember WD-40 Is a mechanics secret.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    Blackshirts

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  4. Apr 26, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    PolishAndWax.com

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  5. Apr 26, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    seriously it removes the white residue easily. This is an old detailers secret.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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    I'd like to add....dont wax the trim
     
  7. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    The PB trick does work, however, its usually just the oils in the PB that cover up the wax, and not necessarily remove it.

    May also consider trying a quick detailer or all purpose cleaner and microfiber towel. Always did the job for me.
     
  8. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    gupster88

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    Im in need of doing this too. Thanks for the thread OP lol.
     
  9. May 8, 2010 at 11:52 PM
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    damelodian

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    I was told that you should dress your trim prior to waxing and polishing, that way it can wipe off easier.
     
  10. May 9, 2010 at 12:44 AM
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    yep, read that in the ask the detailers thread and thought it was BS.
    Nope, its for real.

    what I want to knowis how someone figured that out
     
  11. May 9, 2010 at 3:28 AM
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    used some purple power and a mini scrubber...worked perfectly!
     
  12. May 14, 2010 at 12:19 AM
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    Staedtler eraser. No joke, it's dirt cheap, it's disgusting how well it works.
     
  13. Jun 11, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    I had this same problem for a long time....wax residue on my black trim. I used some Goo Gone citrus spray and it took it right off. I was amazed.

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  14. Oct 3, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    I need to do this too...I waxed my truck a few weeks back and it finally rained and all of a sudden I have wax on the black trim. Kinda weird because it wasn't there when I waxed...
     
  15. Oct 3, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    Turtle Wax Ice liquid polish removes wax residue off of trim. That's all I use anymore.
     
  16. Oct 9, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    Old School "PINK" Eraser, the little square ones with angles on them are good for precison removal.
     
  17. Oct 29, 2010 at 12:30 AM
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    Any of the above idea but add a toothbrush.:D
     
  18. Oct 29, 2010 at 1:15 AM
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  19. Nov 3, 2010 at 5:00 AM
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    Really? Gotta try this out sometime. I wax mine every two weeks since its parked outside most of the time and waxing is a headache because of all that plastic!
     
  20. Jun 27, 2011 at 6:22 AM
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    puckstopper55

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    i have to try the eraser method. I got wax on the tube steps black grips.
     
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