User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Removing wax from plastic trim

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Chelmsford
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Removing wax from plastic trim

    Last time I waxed my Vec (which I'm ashamed to say was far too long ago!) I must have been a bit worse for wear, because I managed to get wax on my black plastic trim in a couple of places (below windscreeen and sill covers).

    Anyone got any tips for getting the white marks off?

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Doing stuff
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    The strangest method I have heard of is smooth peanut butter but try

    http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/ or http://www.autopia.org/forum/

  3. #3
    Regular Member Marc 100's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Berks
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Autoglym Bumper Care (the green paste one)

  4. #4
    Regular Member vectragsi3.2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    cheshire/staffordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    ive been told vegetable oil does the trick or walnut oil i asked about this on detailing world

  5. #5
    Regular Member vectragsi3.2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    cheshire/staffordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc 100 View Post
    Autoglym Bumper Care (the green paste one)
    does that really work or does it just hide the white marks?

  6. #6
    Regular Member steve1975l's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    AG Bumper care just hides it a bit.

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Chelmsford
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Just tried some Megs step 1 paint cleaner... worked quite well. Gonna have to check in good light to make sure it's not discoloured it.

    On the subject of cleaning trim, how can I improve the look of the "pretend chrome" below the windows? It looks tarnished...

  8. #8
    Regular Member vectragsi3.2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    cheshire/staffordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    mine are the same as far as im aware there is nothing you can do about it

  9. #9
    Regular Member Auto-Brite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Staffordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Try some TFR (Traffic Film Remover) on a rag/cloth,dilute it and apply on the rag and wipe,dont have the TFR to strong,keep on wiping and it should go-dress it up and jobs a good un!

  10. #10
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default

    Ground nut oil works a treat.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. plastic trim in boot
    By andy_richmond in forum Bodywork & Interior
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23rd September 2012, 23:26
  2. Removing interior plastic?
    By firefox007 in forum Bodywork & Interior
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 20th May 2011, 12:31
  3. Glue for trim plastic?
    By peterb11 in forum Bodywork & Interior
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 5th July 2010, 16:14
  4. Removing plastic strips from bumpers
    By the_wave_rider in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 27th August 2009, 19:36
  5. removing polish/wax from plastic trim
    By vectragsi3.2 in forum Detailing and Car Care Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 27th July 2008, 23:10

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •