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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-09-2006, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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How do you remove wax?

I waxed my bike last week and I've got a few areas were the wax got onto some plastic parts and I'm looking for an easy way to clean it up. Any ideas?




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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-09-2006, 08:59 AM
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22. How do I remove wax from vinyl trim, plastic cladding, and rubber parts?


The best way to remove wax from vinyl or rubber is to use Meguiar's #39 Heavy Duty Vinyl Cleaner. #39 will emulsify and breakdown the dry wax residue. If you have a tough time locating #39, any all-purpose cleaner should also do the job. Agitating the cleaner by gently scrubbing the surface with a soft bristle brush, like a toothbrush, can help break up the wax

Once you have cleaned the vinyl and/or rubber surface, bring back the natural color and help protect it with an application of a vinyl/rubber conditioner and protectant like NXT Tech ProtectantTM, Natural Shine, M-40 Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner, or Gold Class Trim Detailer.


Sorry - that's the best I can do - gotta get ready for work now.

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I found a tooth brush works most of the time. The reason you have difficult getting it off if because it is in the dimples of the plastic.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-09-2006, 09:29 AM
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Don't use wax Jose, use Zaino and you won't have that problem!

They've done studies you know.... 60% of the time, it works every time



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Thanks for all the comments guys. I'll give the toothbrush a try this weekend and maybe try some cleaner if it gets stubborn.

Hades, I might try some Zaino later on but I've got to many bottles of Meguires laying around the house right now




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