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Removing car polish from trim

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Wesconsin, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. Aug 2, 2019 at 1:23 PM
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    Wesconsin

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    Accidentally left car polish on the tailgate handle. It's dried up now. What's the best stuff to remove it?
    TIA
     
  2. Aug 2, 2019 at 1:41 PM
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    HacksawMark

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    Soap and water? Maybe Dawn Dish Detergent.

    That's I use Turtle Wax Ice, it doesn't leave a residue on plastic trim.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2019 at 1:45 PM
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    Taco_Coma

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    A couple things here.

    It looks like you got a Lund Genesis tonneau? If so, :cheers:.

    Otherwise, you got some :crapstorm: on there, and I ain't talking about the handle.


    The one that is often quoted and I always forget to try is peanut butter. Give it a shot unless you have rodent problems.
     
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    Noelie84

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    This stuff and a stiff bristle toothbrush works great. Just be careful to keep it off of the waxed portion of your car (or do a quick 'spot wax' application when you're done)

    https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-M-3...jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

    PS-
    The next time you wax, apply a protectant like Armorall to the textured trim pieces first. The wax will lift off a lot easier if you do accidentally paint outside the lines.
     
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    Also try a pink eraser.
    What product did you use? That looks like it's not coming off very easily!
     
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    Cudgel

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    Stiff brush (nylon) and dawn. Just work it. It is the brush that does the work.
     
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    Forget pink erasers!!! Get these these MAGIC RUB Art erasers. They do work but it takes a little time. I would tape off around the black plastic so you don't rub the wax off the paint. I had a 2016 black Tacoma I thought I took great care in not getting any paint sealant on the black plastic. I was wrong. I used these very erasers to get the sealant off. Then I started using Meguiar's Ultimate liquid wax if I want to rub wax on my paint.

    https://www.amazon.com/Sanford-Prod...d=1477859990&sr=8-2&keywords=magic+rub+eraser


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AHat9fBvo0
     
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    I dont typically like the chemical guys, but the vpr is good and may work? also, tape off plastic trim with painters tape before waxing/polishing
     
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    How in the hell do you get it all inside the Toyota logo, yet none on the tailgate cap?
     
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    that is a product i have not tried yet for exterior trim
    is it much different than this similar item?
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002SQYV...9Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
     
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    It takes a lot of time and effort to remove it. I tried a pink eraser and that removes 80% of it.

    There are many trim wax removers on Amazon. The last one I tried worked really well.

    However, you have to use a black trim restorer.
     
  15. Aug 2, 2019 at 8:49 PM
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    Yeah this is the one I recently used. It works well, but a black trim restorer is also necessary. I tried a restorer by the chemical guys and it works m and lasts for weeks.

    The best thing to do is put masking tape on your black trim whenever you apply a sealant/polish or paste wax
     
  18. Aug 2, 2019 at 11:45 PM
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    ZachPrerunner

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    Purple power and nylon brush is what I would try first. Gas on the rag for last resort as someone has mentioned.
     
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    The first and last time I waxed my truck I used a big pink pencil eraser. I slipped a 3x5 card between paint and plastic to protect the paint.
     
  20. Aug 3, 2019 at 4:39 AM
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    I use Meguiars Ultimate wax. My brother turned me on to it. Does not leave a white residue on plastic parts.
     
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