Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Lewisville/flower mound
To remove wax from your plastic trim parts, go to O'reilly and get some wax and grease remover and a textured cloth. The longer the wax has been on there, the harder it's going to be to get off, but it will come off.
For your hood, get some fine buffing compound from O'reilly. It will be white and made by 3M or Transtar. Also get a package of "Wypalls." Use those to rub the buffing compond by hand all over your hood to remove the wax. Once the compound gets a little dry, wipe it off with a clean wypall. DO NOT USE A BUFFER UNLESS YOU ARE EXPERIENCED WITH ONE. IT WILL MAKE NASTY SWIRL MARKS. Make sure the compound you get is water based. If thE wax is in the cowl opening itself, then wax and grease remover should work fine.
I work at a body shop and I see this a lot. Sometimes the wax comes off easy, and sometimes it doesn't, but it will come off.