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Old 04-06-2017, 09:26 PM
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I tried to be careful when I waxed the truck but there are several places where I got some wax on the plastic wheel well trim. Truck is white, trim is black so the wax seems to stand out quite well.

I just ordered some Wolfgang exterior trim sealant and now I want to get the plastic bit free of the wax before I apply the Wolfgang.

Advice (besides a time machine to go back and not get wax on the trim)?
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I just use water and 100 percent terry cloth scratch free, armor all cleaning wipes work too those are good and thin so u dont get any cleaner on the paint .
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They say peanut butter works great, never tried it myself.
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They say peanut butter works great, never tried it myself.
Never heard of that before but at least I could have a snack while I was cleaning the truck!
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I'd try a Magic Eraser. In fact, I'm GOING to try a Magic Eraser on my '17 Explorer this weekend. I thought I was VERY careful when I detailed the paint last October when I bought it and noticed that apparently I was more tired and less careful when I got around to the passenger side - have the dreaded white "chalky" appearance on some of that trim.
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be careful with the magic eraser might be ok in wheel wells (it might dull up the color on wheel well) but it will take off any lettering like on the wiper blade switch,buttons with that lettering on it (steering wheel controls ) prob wouldn't be using it inside the vehicle but just a heads up., magic erasers are awesome but have to be very careful what u use them on.
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I've used the Mothers Back To Black with mixed results. I'll be trying the McKee's 37 Wax Remover this year.

http://www.autogeek.net/best-car-wax...stic-trim.html

http://www.autogeek.net/wax-remover-for-plastic.html
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Get a large pencil eraser. It works !!
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Originally Posted by quinlan06 View Post
I've used the Mothers Back To Black with mixed results. I'll be trying the McKee's 37 Wax Remover this year.

http://www.autogeek.net/best-car-wax...stic-trim.html

http://www.autogeek.net/wax-remover-for-plastic.html
Let us know how that mckees wax remover works out if you don't mind?
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Tried them all... look up blackfire on Autogeek web site.. it 100% garentee works..had wax on a wrangler wheel flare over a year trying everything else...wiped on blackfire came right off..dozens of other uses as well
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