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Amie07
Hi,

The one and only time i attempted to wax my car which was during the middle of last year i'd say, i didnt do a very good job and managed to get some on the black plastic bits (it's the car in the sig below, so you can see the black plastic bits i mean) anyway depite several washes by myself and the odd few from ford after having repairs done, the black plastics now seem to always have misty white bits on them once dried so i think its from the wax.

Any ideas how i can get rid of this permanently?

Cheers
Gazjs
[quote name='Amie07' date='20 March 2010 - 01:03 PM' timestamp='1269089604' post='72701']
Hi,

The one and only time i attempted to wax my car which was during the middle of last year i'd say, i didnt do a very good job and managed to get some on the black plastic bits (it's the car in the sig below, so you can see the black plastic bits i mean) anyway depite several washes by myself and the odd few from ford after having repairs done, the black plastics now seem to always have misty white bits on them once dried so i think its from the wax.

Any ideas how i can get rid of this permanently?

Cheers
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Start off trying some ground nutmeg oil or peanut butter!! (Local Asda will do both ;))This should lift the misty white out :) You could then apply a dressing if you really wanted to, to make them all shiny :D If you were wanting one for quickness you could get some Meguiars Gold Class Trim Detailer from Halfrauds.
Good luck :D
Amie07
[quote name='Gazjs' date='20 March 2010 - 01:12 PM' timestamp='1269090129' post='72702']
Start off trying some ground nutmeg oil or peanut butter!! (Local Asda will do both ;))This should lift the misty white out :) You could then apply a dressing if you really wanted to, to make them all shiny :D If you were wanting one for quickness you could get some Meguiars Gold Class Trim Detailer from Halfrauds.
Good luck :D
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Peanut butter! really? I'll give that a go cos if it doesnt work atleast i get a few peanut butter sarnies out of it! lol :P

thanks :)
DanGull
The nut oil is an excellent trim restorer - but, it's better to get the marks off first and then dress/restore the trim.

To do this I use either an all purpose cleaner - such as Meguiars - or IPA (Isopropyl alcohol). This shifts the white residue but also leaves the plastic looking dull - so then whack on your nut based products :lol:

IPA is dead easy to find - buy it from pharmacists or even eBay.
delboy
ipa can be found in disk cleaning sets that you use to clean your dvd's etc
isopropanol is real good for removing grease etc & can be got from pharmasists/chemists
you can also try a small amount of turps or meths on a cloth
try it where is dont show 1st as a trial or get a tin of gunk tar & bug remover
but pre test it 1st.
delboy
look at this site
it looks real good for products

http://spautopia.co.uk/backforgood.aspx
Jcoventry
Aerospace Protectant 303, use it for all plastics and rubber - inside and outside the car. Also good for stuff under the bonnet. Great to have one product that can do it all!
Amie07
Gonna try the peanut butter on the car 2day (so hope u weren't pulling my leg! lol)

Think I might transfer some into a different container tho cos I don't want the neighbours thinking I've lost it lol! :-)
artscot79
[quote name='Amie07' date='23 March 2010 - 11:01 AM' timestamp='1269341504' post='73406']
Gonna try the peanut butter on the car 2day (so hope u weren't pulling my leg! lol)

Think I might transfer some into a different container tho cos I don't want the neighbours thinking I've lost it lol! :-)
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if you want quick and easy get turtle wax back to black gloss trim restorer puts it back to factory trim and it works 4.99 a can from halfords etc
thesilverfox
Ground nut oil costs barely anything and is widely regarded as being one of the best ways of treating ABS trim.
artscot79
[quote name='thesilverfox' date='23 March 2010 - 03:47 PM' timestamp='1269358624' post='73454']
Ground nut oil costs barely anything and is widely regarded as being one of the best ways of treating ABS trim.
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where do you get it? is it summat thats on the shelf in the supermarket and does it last when you put it on or do you have to keep applying it on a daily basis
thesilverfox
[quote name='artscot79' date='23 March 2010 - 05:30 PM' timestamp='1269364833' post='73476']
where do you get it? is it summat thats on the shelf in the supermarket and does it last when you put it on or do you have to keep applying it on a daily basis
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Yeah, any supermarket has it. Lasts an eternity on the shelf and equally so when applied to plastic ABS trim :)
artscot79
[quote name='thesilverfox' date='23 March 2010 - 05:33 PM' timestamp='1269365028' post='73479']
Yeah, any supermarket has it. Lasts an eternity on the shelf and equally so when applied to plastic ABS trim [img]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif[/img]
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ill have a look for it is that all its called just ground nut oil ill give it a shot
Gazjs
It looks like [url="http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/Images/ExternalImages/ProductsDetailed/38/004438.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/tesco-price-comparison/Oils_And_Vinegar/Tesco_Groundnut_Oil_1L.html&usg=__mIDZQKhsum5BaT9_10Qkr2HKDVg=&h=231&w=69&sz=7&hl=en&start=7&itbs=1&tbnid=XFBkhY6rAiG1XM:&tbnh=108&tbnw=32&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgroundnut%2Boil%2Basda%26hl%3Den%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1"]THIS[/url]. However, its much cheaper in ASDA <1
artscot79
[quote name='Gazjs' date='23 March 2010 - 07:23 PM' timestamp='1269371605' post='73535']
It looks like [url="http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/Images/ExternalImages/ProductsDetailed/38/004438.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/tesco-price-comparison/Oils_And_Vinegar/Tesco_Groundnut_Oil_1L.html&usg=__mIDZQKhsum5BaT9_10Qkr2HKDVg=&h=231&w=69&sz=7&hl=en&start=7&itbs=1&tbnid=XFBkhY6rAiG1XM:&tbnh=108&tbnw=32&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgroundnut%2Boil%2Basda%26hl%3Den%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1"]THIS[/url]. However, its much cheaper in ASDA <1
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ah im going to asda tomorrow cheers for that now i know what im looking for does it kleave the trim dull or shiny
Gazjs
I gave mine a good buff to leave it dullish looking.
Is this you getting the car all shiny for Sunday? :lol:
artscot79
[quote name='Gazjs' date='23 March 2010 - 07:55 PM' timestamp='1269373503' post='73559']
I gave mine a good buff to leave it dullish looking.
Is this you getting the car all shiny for Sunday? [img]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif[/img]
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yep even though i dont get the rear bushes done till next monday so no flying round corners for me lol
Gazjs
Hoping to have my number plate LED's and interior LED fitted in time :P
artscot79
[quote name='Gazjs' date='23 March 2010 - 08:19 PM' timestamp='1269374961' post='73572']
Hoping to have my number plate LED's and interior LED fitted in time [img]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif[/img]
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well due to the cost of the bushes my black lexus fog light and reverse light wont be fitted nor will my interior leds as they havent been ordered now just have to order them next fortnight and it will all be done for the next meet i was going to have all this fitted


Gazjs
Like the look of the interior strips.
Were you going for green?
artscot79
[quote name='Gazjs' date='23 March 2010 - 08:28 PM' timestamp='1269375519' post='73575']
Like the look of the interior strips.
Were you going for green?
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yeah my interior lights standard are green and every ones doing blue the intention was to have one in the driver footwell one in the passenger footwell and one under each rear seat lighting up the rear footwells connected to the dash dial for the lights so they came on with the headlights put one small one in each front door handle linked to the interior light so they lit up when you opened with the remote illuminating the cup the badge was for the totally debadged rear black sunstrip and the black lexus lights for the fog etc as my mk1 has the black on the bottom of the bumper so that would tie in with it shame i couldnt get it done but these bushes getting fitted are skinning me 133 quid i never counted on.

so it will be cleaned and polished and coming as is
Gazjs
Good ideas. Agree with the common blue interior theme. I would love something similar in my car. May give it a go in the Summer. My list seems to just get bigger and bigger :lol:
artscot79
[quote name='Gazjs' date='23 March 2010 - 08:39 PM' timestamp='1269376175' post='73582']
Good ideas. Agree with the common blue interior theme. I would love something similar in my car. May give it a go in the Summer. My list seems to just get bigger and bigger [img]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif[/img]
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yeah i know the feeling my lists getting bigger yet i want the outside to stay standard so im keeping the standard height and alloys etc but gonna focus on other stuff get these bushes done and in 2 weeks time start ordering stuff up get them done bit by bit just hope the weather stays decent cant be bothered cleaning it sat and it bloomin rains saturday night meant to rain most of the week and be dull but dry sunday
Gazjs
[quote name='artscot79' date='23 March 2010 - 08:44 PM' timestamp='1269376442' post='73583']
yeah i know the feeling my lists getting bigger yet i want the outside to stay standard so im keeping the standard height and alloys etc but gonna focus on other stuff get these bushes done and in 2 weeks time start ordering stuff up get them done bit by bit just hope the weather stays decent cant be bothered cleaning it sat and it bloomin rains saturday night meant to rain most of the week and be dull but dry sunday
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I may well give it a good going over on Fri and a quick touch up on Sun = Too much time on my hands :lol:
Roo
a back to black idea that i use hasnt been posted up on here, go to morrisons (or any other store for that matter) and purchase a 50p bottle of shoe polish (the one with the little sponge applicator attached to a bottle of liquid polish) then simply apply it onto all the black trim, it will simply wipe off the paintwork, yet rainwater will not wash it off the plastics, i have only tried this on the outside of the car, door-handles / boot release etc and it does work! my partner does the same thing on their car, and the same bottle has lasted over a year

for 50p, you cant go wrong
finchi5
Autoglym Bumper Care - Superb!
Slippery steve
I agree with roo nice job, quick and simple. Another back 2 black idea mentioned im gonna try is the Groundnut Oil. Cant find a mention of how it turned out so I'l ave a blast a report back later
Rainyday
I've just bought a 1999 Ka, been totally abused, cosmetically, by the previous owners, I suspect they were farmers or some such because the interior was absolutely filthy, so much so that when I cleaned the steering wheel it turned muddy with water. Anyway nothing a good steam clean can't cure. Generally the car runs well, there's a few rust spots and the bumpers have gone beyond grey and are practically white, so looking on here I thought I'd try the shoe polish thing since I have some in the kitchen. I've just done the boot handle and I have to say it totally worked, surprisingly well. It's just started to rain so I can't do any more at the moment, but I think I'll give the bumpers a go, what an improvement it'll be. Step one to giving the car a little TLC to get it back to the way it should look!

Glad I looked on here now!


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