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Old 11-23-2013
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removing wax on black plastic trim

Waxed the truck this summer and got wax on the black trim
What is the best way to remove it without damaging the plastic trim?
 
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If you don't want to use those chemical products, the peanut oil will do the trick with help of soft brush. You can use peanut butter as an alternative.
 
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Check out a manufacturer like Mother’s and see what they offer for cleaning and protection.

PB will work as stated but field mice around my area will be attracted by it and then there is the wiring...
 
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Another thread has mentioned using an eraser.
 
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I had a run-in with an 8-10 year old kid that started waxing my truck in a parking lot. Needless to say, I used some choice words to the child's parents and drove away with white streaks on my fender flares.

I remedied the situation by Krylon Fusion Flat Black on my fender flares and front bumper valence. Years later it received Dupli-Color Truck Bed Coating in rattle can form. But it appears you've got a Sport/Edge....my solution doesn't exactly pertain to you.

I've heard using an eraser (think grade school "pink pearl") works sometimes.

 
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I've found that a pencil eraser works good in removing any excess wax I've gotten on my fender flares. Years ago I bought a pack of pencil erasers and just stick them on the end of a pencil and rub them over the wax on the fender flare and they take it right off.

Also, and this surprised me - they'll take some minor scratches out of your fender flares too.
 
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Old 12-07-2013
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Ive used armor all wipes and it came right off. Worked especially well on my door handles and also mirrors.
 
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use a product called shelia shine. its made for chrome and stainless steel, but also works great for refurbishing all plastics. comes in can or spray
 
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Thanks guys, I tried rubbing armor all on them with no joy, Maguirs tech wax is tough stuff
Will try the peanut oil next time it stops raining, just sent a message to Maguirs about how to remove their product from the trim
 
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I used a pencil eraser to get Meguirs wax off my fender flares.
 
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Rubbing Alcohol, just keep it off the paint or it will remove the wax.
 
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The best cleaning/detailing products seem to mostly be silicone-based. I found on my motorcycles that spend a lot of time outside subjected to UV rays and heat fade, in addition to over-wax, that straight-up silicone really does the trick. I use a bottle of DOT 5 brake fluid. this is DIFFERENT from DOT 5.1, which will eat paint, and it is different from DOT 4 or 3/4 or 3, which will eat paint. DOT 5 is synthetic, it WILL NOT eat paint, and it lasts longer than any other back-to-black product I've tried. I apply it with a cotton gardening glove, just get it all on there and rub it into the surface. Sometimes a normal old toothbrush or Q-tip gets it into the cracks. Rub it in, wipe off the excess, and see a rich lustrous long-lasting black in your plastic or black-painted parts that lasts many washes. This stuff brings the trim in the windows and windshield, the bumpers, the mirror mounts, and all black interior parts back to great shape. And since it's straight-up silicone, it doesn't dry them out or cause cracking. Nor does it hurt if you get a smear or drip on the painted parts.
Well worth a try for our older Rangers out there.
 
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