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Old 08-30-2012, 07:22 AM
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Wax on Black Plastic Parts

So the other day I was putting a coat of wax on my Jeep later in the evening before going on a 2 week beach vaca, in my rush unfortunately I got a few spots of wax on fenders where it meets the body and it looks terrible and I tried a few procucts unsucessfully to get it off. Anyone have any little tips or secrets for removing the wax?



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turtle wax ice and you dont have to worry about it any more when waxing

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I don't know if it would get the wax off, but I use Aerospace 303 on plastics, interior and soft top canvas, and the stuff is awesome.

You can get it at most marine supply stores, or on Amazon.
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Straight Simple Green and a toothbrush will take it off.
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I have the same wax buildup along the fender line. I'm going to try some wax remover with a soft-bristle toothbrush this weekend. Then I'll hit it with 303 for protection. I'll take some pics & let you know how it works out.
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Use Dawn dish soap liquid. It will remove all of the wax.
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Thanks guys! :-)
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Try peanut butter. The oils in it will take off the wax. (Seems like heresy to use peanut butter that way, but, if it works...)
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Straight Simple Green and a toothbrush will take it off.
Then go over it with a little Mothers Back to Black. Will look brand new again.
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I've been using Sprayway plastic cleaner, it's not magic but it does help.
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Try meguires ultimate wax, I slop it on and dries clear. Easy to wipe off also.
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Always do your black trim first when detaling .that way if you get wax on it it wiped off easy
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I use a pencil eraser, works like a charm for me.
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+1 on the peanut butter, no joke it seriously works!
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I don't know if it would get the wax off, but I use Aerospace 303 on plastics, interior and soft top canvas, and the stuff is awesome.

You can get it at most marine supply stores, or on Amazon.
x3 on the 303.
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Have you used the Turtlewax Ice ? It's safe for your plastic pieces.. and it shines them pretty nice..


Worst to worst, its an excuse to buy some new fender flares.
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White vinegar works, so does Lestoil.
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Have you used the Turtlewax Ice ? It's safe for your plastic pieces.. and it shines them pretty nice..

Worst to worst, its an excuse to buy some new fender flares.
I actually had a few streaks show up a few days after applying turtle wax ice to the fenders. More on the side of the jeep I did last so I'm assuming what I'm seeing is where I failed to apply enough elbow grease when removing the wax. I'll try removing it and reapplying and see if I have better luck.
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Ammonia and a toothbrush. A freind told me about this years ago but I never had a chance to try it till today, and it took like 3 seconds.
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FWIW...I have used all but the Peanut Butter.....and all of them work. My preference is the turtle wax ice FIRST....than a paste wax on the body panels. I finish off with the 303 on the soft top and use the same rag to wipe down the fenders...just to make sure.

I use a clean rag and spray the 303 on it than wipe down the interior parts.

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