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    best stuff to remove wax off of trim

    need to remove wax off of black bumper trim on a daily driver truck I just bought....what works best?

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    found some interesting info............

    http://www.ehow.com/how_4814726_car-...stic-trim.html

    says rubbing alcohol, peanut butter and Vinegar will work

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    Use tire foam shine i do that all the time on my truck

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeetwentyeight View Post
    Use tire foam shine i do that all the time on my truck
    I don't think that would remove it, though...

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    Well what kind of truck is it and how much wax is on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    I don't think that would remove it, though...
    I would have to second that notion......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I would have to second that notion......
    I have a 97 half ton chevy. you know the plastic trim that goes around the whole truck. every time i wax my truck wax gets on those trims,
    so i walk around the whole truck with tire shiner and a brush and wipe it on,
    get the wax off and looks very shiny after.

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    I used Blue Magic Headlight Polish on the rear bumper trim and it worked great......trim around windshield and door handles will need something different

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeetwentyeight View Post
    I have a 97 half ton chevy. you know the plastic trim that goes around the whole truck. every time i wax my truck wax gets on those trims,
    so i walk around the whole truck with tire shiner and a brush and wipe it on,
    get the wax off and looks very shiny after.
    It's a lot different when you remove immediately. It tends to come off the way you'e describing it, but if it's been caked on for a while, it would have to be cleaned off via other methods than a tire shine will do, since it will just temporarily mask the area...

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    Peanut butter ftw. I used that on my cowl and it made it look like I put tire shine on it along with either removing or covering the wax

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    I had my painter show me one of the big pencil eraser will remove it very quick .

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    toothbrush and alcohol

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    almost any strong apc with a bristle brush will work well. the catch is not dripping the apc on the paint o it'll remove the new wax you just applied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    toothbrush and alcohol
    Agreed. Also, if your gonna be getting close to the paint with a toothbrush, make sure it's a soft bristle brush.

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    an eraser works ok but have to rub real hard and it leaves a big mess.....will try peanut butter next.......vinegar does not work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy_Gonzales View Post
    an eraser works ok but have to rub real hard and it leaves a big mess.....will try peanut butter next.......vinegar does not work
    How about some pics so we can get a better idea of what your dealing with?

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