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Old 05-13-2011, 08:48 AM
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Residue on black trim!

Hey guys, my biggest pet peeve is after someone either waxes or buffs ur paint they get the wax or cleaner residue on ur black trim! It drives me nuts! Is there a product out there that will get the residue out of the black trim ? let me no thanks
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wax on black trim

Use any of the tire shine products with a tooth brush and rag. spray, brush, wipe. Looks great.
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:18 AM
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An old (yes that's me) detailers trick is to also put some tire shine or other silicone based product on the black prior to waxing as it will help to make the wax not stick to the black, then you can wash off the tire shine afterwards....real detailers today use painters tape and tape off the mouldings etc before hand to ensure nothing stick to it...
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I'd love to learn of a fix for this issue too. The only thing that keeps my X from looking perfect is the damn faded window trim!
Is there a product out there that will strip the dried-on polish & wax and bring the trim back to black? - or is it just faded and trashed to the point where the only solution is to have it professionally refinished?
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thanks guys for your help, gonna try the tire shine!
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:11 PM
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Hey guys, my biggest pet peeve is after someone either waxes or buffs ur paint they get the wax or cleaner residue on ur black trim! It drives me nuts! Is there a product out there that will get the residue out of the black trim ? let me no thanks
I had the eco waterless car detailer guys do my car last week. Car looks fabulous (understand, I spend 3 hours on my car each time, so I'm no slouch when it comes to keeping my V clean). But they don't do the inner parts of the wheels, so I did it myself. Noticed some draining near the bottom of the wheel arches. Started to wipe it with a microfiber and got a ton of black, sticky "tar" stuff all over my arm! Apparently, they put something up there to make the wheel housing look "black", but they should have removed it just as i did because it still looked fabulous after I wiped it all off.

I had to get in the shower and SCRUB my arms with soap to get the black stuff off.

I dunno what sort of chemical they used.
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I've tried a lot of products and this still works the best.

Vinylex Protectant (1215) - Protectants - Ace Hardware
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Amen on the Vinylex!!!!!!!!! That stuff goes on every plastic surface I have. Make sure you really buff it off with a soft microfiber cloth and not too much poressure afterwards though, definately on the outer trim, otherwise the rain will give you the black and gray polka dot look (not my preference).
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Oh and use it as a tire dressing (no bufffing required)
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