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Old 02 Nov 2003, 06:56 pm
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hello all, what do you use to clean the black plastic strips along the roof , say if wax is on them??
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Old 02 Nov 2003, 07:04 pm
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Elbow Grease? I have used Garys polish & sealer, no problem in removing either. Good Luck!!!!
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Old 02 Nov 2003, 07:07 pm
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just seemed like some stayed on there
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Old 02 Nov 2003, 07:42 pm
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I'm using Gary's sealer. In fact, I just applied a coat to the hood today.

The trim around my sunroof is not black. It has taken on a gray look. I've tried a few different cleaners with no good results.

Please help us Gary!!!
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I've read that a lot of people use peanut butter to remove wax from their bumpers don't know if it will work on the plastic strips along the roof. You might also check out 303 Products, they make some excellant protectants http://www.303-products.com
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Old 02 Nov 2003, 10:56 pm
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Peanut butter does work for removing wax from textured surfaces like the gray bumpers. I tried the 303 during summer with no results. I think it will have to be dyed back to black.
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Stephen R. were yours already faded, if you use the 303 before they fade it should protect and keep from fading.
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Old 02 Nov 2003, 11:36 pm
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Bob,

Have you tried "Back to Black" by Mothers? I have used it in the past on my black trim. It removes wax from black trim and removes the oxidation from black plastic and rubber trim. Give it a try!

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I also use Garys cleaner and sealer on the black and they look as nice as the day I bought it new.
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Old 03 Nov 2003, 11:08 am
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I better jump in here. I think some people (including myself) might be confused on the sections Bob is referring to. some poeple are commenting on the side trim panels, and yes is is perfect to use my cleaner and sealant on that. But I think Bob is talking about the top portions, which are along the sun roof? is that right Bob? I have to look at that, not near my car now, but I believe it is either rubber or some sort of vinyl. I get cars in all the time with wax coated on trim everywhere, which people can';t remove. it is really simple once you understand what has happened. wax can stain pourous material (like rubber, vinyl) and will get "into" the material. people try rubbing it, with little or no success. another reason I like my sealer, it doesn't stain like wax. Bob, go buy a med stiff tooth brush *(use it only for detailing, put it in a plastic zip lock bag) get some all-purpose cleaner, like simple green. spray some on the stained area, the rub gently on the stained area with the tooth brush. The brissels of the brush will "aggitate" just enough under the surface to remove the imbedded wax and should get out 90% of the stain. follow up with my dressing, and it will be good as new. GARY
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