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Wax on plastic handles...how to remove

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by 45longcolt, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Aug 22, 2008 at 9:22 PM
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    45longcolt

    45longcolt [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Got to pay for it first!
    I used NXT Generation Tech wax and while it is great on the body it has left a white looking mess on the black plastic door handles. How does one remove this white mess? Any of you detailer guys know any tips? A brush and Lysol helped a little, but it still remains.
     
  2. Aug 22, 2008 at 10:48 PM
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    SilverMac

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    Try some Turtlewax Ice... If that won't get it off, use "Back to Black".
     
  3. Aug 22, 2008 at 10:54 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

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    X2. The stuff even turns the wheel well skirts back to black. Also works on my spray-in bedliner.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2008 at 12:28 AM
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    Peanut butter... no kidding, it works.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2008 at 2:01 AM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    Then how do you get the oily peanut butter off? Enlist one dog to do the job for you? Nom,Nom,Nom!!
     
  6. Aug 23, 2008 at 4:58 AM
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    Imrubicon

    Imrubicon Wife thinks I am done Modding truck

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    dremel with the little black soft brush
     
  7. Aug 23, 2008 at 6:16 AM
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    Anthony

    Anthony San Antonio Detailer :)

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    x2. rub it on... and rub it off. washes out completely.
     
  8. Aug 23, 2008 at 7:31 AM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    I used goo-gone and it worked perfectly.
     
  9. Aug 30, 2008 at 9:22 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    definitely mothers back to black. really great stuff.
     
  10. Aug 30, 2008 at 5:26 PM
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    45longcolt

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    I scrubbed the areas I got wax on real good with a small brush and Mr. Clean spray and dishwashing detergent. I rinsed that off then tried Acetone rubbing with a rag. Most of it has come off and tomorrow before I wash the truck I will scrub the areas some more. Eventually I can use something like the back to black to get it looking as it should.
     
  11. Aug 30, 2008 at 5:29 PM
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  12. Aug 30, 2008 at 5:48 PM
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  13. Aug 30, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    cleanTRDmachine

    cleanTRDmachine watch the meat

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    it sucks ass on the 95-04's i tried using it on the fender flares, bumpers and mirrors...it was horrible:mad:
     
  14. Aug 30, 2008 at 7:34 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    well....that sucks for me then, cause my fender flares look like shit!!! gonna try it anyway tho!! another thing i seen was at wil mart.......and i think it was by 3m, and it was for black bumpers and trim and stuff.......just rub it on. i may try that if the b2b don't work.
     
  15. Aug 30, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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  16. Aug 30, 2008 at 7:38 PM
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    how does that stuff dry,Chris??
     
  17. Aug 30, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    You can get it in the Flat black, which dries nice and even. I used the Gloss black on my 2000 as stuff doesnt stick to it as easy. Its the best thing to use to get that "New Black" back on your flares. I didnt even take my flares off the truck. I used a credit card to slide some paper under the rubber stip, masked it off so-so, and sprayed them. :)
    I also did this on a buddies Honda Accord, and it worked really good on his bumper. I used the Flat Black on his, and it looked like new.
     
  18. Aug 30, 2008 at 7:42 PM
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    cleanTRDmachine

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    if you try the Turtle Wax Ice on it, it works pretty well, but using the Back to Black makes swirl/rub marks
     
  19. Aug 30, 2008 at 7:43 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    cool!! thanks man!! if i cant get them looking better, i may give that a try!!:)
     
  20. Aug 30, 2008 at 7:43 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Just give them a decent cleaning before you paint. I used Windex. :)
     
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