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Has anyone ever accidentally got car wax on the plastic mouldings that go on the bottom of the fenders and the bottom of the bed?
I got some of there and it seems like it just got into the pores of the plastic and it won't come off for nuthin.

Does anyone know of a chemical that will remove it. If not, are the parts just ruined?

Has anyone ever just painted them with that plastic spray paint?

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just get some armor all and rub like h ell and it should come off...or you can just use tire shine which is what i do
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dont ever armor all outside plastic it will fade over time... go to wallmart are any where that sells em pink school erasers. just erase it away it works great
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IPA (isopropyl alcohol) and an old toothbrush.
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there is a good trim paint you can get from duplicolor. it goes on extremly well and easy to use. however you would be better off getting that wax off. i would like to say a clay bar would work but the pores may not let it happen. you could try and use a degeaser of some kinda or possibly a window cleaner.
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dont ever armor all outside plastic it will fade over time... go to wallmart are any where that sells em pink school erasers. just erase it away it works great
i have never heard/had this problem with armor all
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Thanks for all your tips ... I think I'm going to try the pink eraser trick.
I've already used armor all on them but the white wax just stays on there and shines right though.
Do you think it would look bad if I just removed the plastic parts?
I don't think all the 93 + Rangers have them anyway.
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The eraser method may not work depending on how dimpled the plastic is.
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you should post pics, im not understanding whats happening. Try pouring some really hot water on them and then scrubbing, to melt the wax more. Or if Isapropyl alcohol is safe for plastic/paint then I'd try that
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dont ever armor all outside plastic it will fade over time... go to wallmart are any where that sells em pink school erasers. just erase it away it works great
Hey Redrocket, you're a genious ... the eraser took it right off. It was one hell of a workout, but I got 90% of it off. The eraser was able to get down into the pores deeper.
Thanks for everone's help
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I'm gonna try using this stuff to get the other 10% off
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you should post pics, im not understanding whats happening. Try pouring some really hot water on them and then scrubbing, to melt the wax more. Or if Isapropyl alcohol is safe for plastic/paint then I'd try that
Hey Aaron, this is what I was talking about.

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Why don't you want to use IPA? Much cheaper than buying an actual wax remover. I'm sure you have some around your house.

And, use masking tape on plastics and trim next time you wax. It will save you a lot of time and frustration.
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Oh I see. I kinda of had that happen and I just scrubbed on it with a brush and water running over it, but yah it didnt do a perfect job I guess when I did it to my truck.
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i use a mircofiber and water, but i also dont wax them all the way
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Why don't you want to use IPA? Much cheaper than buying an actual wax remover. I'm sure you have some around your house.

And, use masking tape on plastics and trim next time you wax. It will save you a lot of time and frustration.
Hey KLC,

I'll use the IPA tomorrow and see how it works getting the other 10% off.
And I will definitely use masking tape next time I wax it. I hope everyone here has learned from my mistake.
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i usually just use a pressure washer...
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I swear by Griot's stuff, but I didn't have a whole lot of success with this stuff--pretty much everything else that they make is awesome though.
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+1 for IPA
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A presure washer wouldn't have taken it off unless you used the high presure nozzle and then it would have cut into the plastic.
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it looks like you waxed the plastic in those pics.
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