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#1 Amie07

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 01:03 PM

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?

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 01:12 PM

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

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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Posted 20 March 2010 - 01:16 PM

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


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 :)

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 02:33 PM

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.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 10:51 PM

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.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 11:03 PM

look at this site
it looks real good for products

http://spautopia.co....ackforgood.aspx

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 12:46 AM

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!

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:01 AM

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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Posted 23 March 2010 - 03:25 PM

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! :-)



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

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 03:47 PM

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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Posted 23 March 2010 - 05:30 PM

Ground nut oil costs barely anything and is widely regarded as being one of the best ways of treating ABS trim.


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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Posted 23 March 2010 - 05:33 PM

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


Yeah, any supermarket has it. Lasts an eternity on the shelf and equally so when applied to plastic ABS trim :)

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:14 PM

Yeah, any supermarket has it. Lasts an eternity on the shelf and equally so when applied to plastic ABS trim Posted Image



ill have a look for it is that all its called just ground nut oil ill give it a shot

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:23 PM

It looks like THIS. However, its much cheaper in ASDA <1

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:28 PM

It looks like THIS. However, its much cheaper in ASDA <1



ah im going to asda tomorrow cheers for that now i know what im looking for does it kleave the trim dull or shiny

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