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The Power of Peanut Butter

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by blunt, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Aug 26, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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    blunt

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    I spent time yesterday polishing up my truck with a coat of Nu Finish. I had never used it before but read some good things and thought I would try it out. I wasn't all that careful around the bumper, door handles and other plastic trim and found that it doesn't really come off those areas at all. It leaves a white residue that looks like total crap.

    After doing some googling, the best answer I found was to use mineral spirits or paint thinner, which I didn't have any intention of trying on my truck. I asked around and happened to get some advice from a friend's old man who said with a straight face to use Peanut Butter.

    As silly as this sounds, it WORKS LIKE A CHARM! Not only does it remove the white crap from the plastic, it cleans and shines plastic trim and makes it look almost new! I spend a good part of the morning with an almost empty jar of JIF and a toothbrush, polishing up the bumper step, bed trim, mad flaps, door handles and front cowl area. You don't even need that much. I am completely amazed.

    Now, I may never use Nu Finish again, but that's a whole other issue. At least I won't worry about being perfect when I apply it.
     
  2. Aug 26, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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    chilidogrc

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  3. Aug 26, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    Unfortunately I didn't take any before pics. I wish I did. Go out in the driveway with some PB and a rag and I guarantee results.
     
  4. Aug 26, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    now i have to debate between putting the peanut butter on my truck, sandwich, or genitals.
     
  5. Aug 26, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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    Paging Gregero/Greg! :p
     
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  7. Aug 26, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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  10. Aug 26, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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  11. Aug 26, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    Chunky or Smooth?

    Jif?

    What about Nutella? :notsure: :rolleyes:
     
  12. Aug 26, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    Haha. Good to know about this. I've got some white residue from a cleaner on my mud flaps I've needed to take care of.
     
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