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Is that dirt on the rag or something important?

Well, I cleaned the truck this afternoon. Went the whole 9 yards, as far as one can go with a manual-pay-carwash (soap, foaming brush, rinse, 2 coats of wax). When I got her back home I Armorall'd and Windexed the heck out of it too.

Now here's the odd thing. I ventured outside the truck with Armorall today. Armoralled the mirrors and the outer trim around the window. While cleaning the trim, I noticed what looked like shoe polish coming up and sticking to the rag. Now my question is... are those things just INSANELY dirty, or is there a protective coating that hates Armorall that I just ruined?
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I think it just hates armorall.
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trim around the window gives off the black stuff... even with a wet rag mine turns black.... i think its just the rubber coming up a little bit...
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Well, thanks for the replies guys. Glad to hear it may not be ruined after all.
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no im sure its not ruined... mine gives off black too
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Wanna do mine next?
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The black always comes off when mine gets wiped off. You can actually use wax on the smooth rubber surrounding the windows, just don't try it on the textured black plastic of the mirrors. I always found that Armor All on those rubber parts makes it look streaky.
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Your not suppose to used armor all on your outside plastics... it dries them out in the sun and fades them twice as fast...


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If you do get wax on the black textured part where it turns white you can use the Mr.Clean magic eraser. Works great dry too. I learned from experience..........I am a messy waxer.
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