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Username Post: Wax on black trim        (Topic#349770)
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02-22-18 10:21 AM - Post#2725216    

What's a good way to remove wax on black trim? What is something good to apply on the trim once you get the wax off. Do they sell something good to use to keep it black? Thanks. Steve



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02-22-18 08:02 PM - Post#2725290    
    In response to SteveW

You can try wax and grease remover (also sold as tar and bug remover). Try an inconspicuous spot to make sure it doesn't dull the trim too much. My boss said the stuff they advertise to rejuvenate black trim actually works very well to keep the trim black.

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02-23-18 06:03 AM - Post#2725316    
    In response to wagonman100

I realize this doesn't help you now, but you can also try taping off black trim before waxing. If you are like me, no matter how careful you are, you'll still manage to get wax on black trim. Way easier to keep it off than to remove it.

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08-27-18 03:59 PM - Post#2744604    
    In response to sixty5short

I have been using Mother's Back to Black, to remove the dried white wax. like next day. I also used Mother's tire cleaner on wax which has been on for a long time. put it on, rub a bit and wipe off with a different cloth. I use old terry cloth. dont rinse, or you make a mess of the fresh wax job.
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01-15-21 02:40 AM - Post#2812116    
    In response to SteveW

Back to Black. ive used it. amazing stuff. weathered black trim turns almost white, put this stuff on and its new again. apply with a sponge . wipe off with a clean microfiber .

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01-17-21 11:16 PM - Post#2812297    
    In response to 51 AD 3100

I use McKee's 37 Wax Remover. It can remove dried wax on rubber and plastic trims.

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04-28-21 04:39 AM - Post#2818910    
    In response to chevkarl

I first clean the trim with an apc (all purpose cleaner) and agitate with scrub brush or toothbrush rinse and dry. wipe with alcohol and I apply Solution Finish. It restores black trim and protects from 6 months up to 1 year.


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