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How do you get wax off the cowl and other plastic trim pieces?

How do you get wax off the cowl and other plastic trim pieces? There has to be some strong but safe cleaner for it.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-06-2004, 12:16 PM
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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.
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Wax and grease remover? I'm not sure I've seen those on the shelves. Maybe I just never noticed. Is that normally by the car wax? Or by the Windex and stuff?

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You can also go to Walmart or Target and get a Pink Pearl type eraser. Rub like you would any eraser and it will come right off. The left overs easily wipe off and there's no mess. I use this on my truck when I get it on the bed rail caps. good luck.

By the way, I'm assuming you're talking about unpainted trim.

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You can also go to Walmart or Target and get a Pink Pearl type eraser. Rub like you would any eraser and it will come right off. The left overs easily wipe off and there's no mess. I use this on my truck when I get it on the bed rail caps. good luck.

By the way, I'm assuming you're talking about unpainted trim.
or go to you kitchen, get some peanut butter, heat it up, and rub it in there with an old toothbrush. then wipe off. voila (sp?) looks like new. or mother's back to black is good stuff....
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Old wax

Another good tip is to use the new Mr. Clean Eraser. Get it damp and use it to "erase" the old wax.

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You can also go to Walmart or Target and get a Pink Pearl type eraser. Rub like you would any eraser and it will come right off. The left overs easily wipe off and there's no mess. I use this on my truck when I get it on the bed rail caps. good luck.

By the way, I'm assuming you're talking about unpainted trim.
Look in the body filler section...by the sandpaper at autozone......it is not by the wax products. It is a can about 28ozs. that is kinda sea foam colored.....wax/greaseremover is great.
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so did you get it off?

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I didn't get to go look for the eraser stuff. Is that like the regular erasers in the office supplies section?

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How do you get wax off the cowl and other plastic trim pieces? There has to be some strong but safe cleaner for it.
let someone else with a brain detail your car
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let someone else with a brain detail your car
That takes you out of the mix.
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I didn't get to go look for the eraser stuff. Is that like the regular erasers in the office supplies section?

yeah.

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