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    1. 10-21-2001 08:57 PM #1
      I have mangaed to get wax on to a bunch of the plastic parts of my car and they now have white marks that haven't come off from just washing. Any tips??
      Thanks,
      Pablo

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      10-21-2001 09:13 PM #2
      It's crazy, I know...but peanut butter...smooth variety. I AM NOT PULLING YOUR CHAIN..seriously works!
      Passatrcr

    4. 10-22-2001 01:36 AM #3
      yeah how do you remove that stuff. PEANUT BUTTER????
      dont know about that

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      10-22-2001 11:51 AM #4
      I swear to you...peanut butter is the best I've found so far. And I have cleaned out my local auto store in plastic products, and nothing has beat out the peanut butter. I SWEAR!
      Passatrcr

    7. 10-22-2001 04:31 PM #5
      Seriously, Peanut Butter works great at removing wax from plastic trim and making it look black and new.
      Here's how I do it: with a small cloth, rub a dab of the stuff in to the plastic. Use another cloth to wipe off as much of the excess as possible. Then, I proceed with my regular wash (ie do this right before the next time you wash your car.)
      Trust me, it works wonders. Once you try it, you'll have non-believers thinking you are crazy when you suggest it. But soon you will have them using it too. It is certainly one of the oddest secrets in the detailing world.
      -Nate

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      10-22-2001 05:46 PM #6
      Peanut Butter really does work!

    9. 10-24-2001 01:22 AM #7
      Well, if you dont want to use peanut butter...you could also use black magic tire gel on the plastic parts. rub it in hard and the wax comes right off.

    10. 10-24-2001 10:43 AM #8
      Peanut butter works because of the peanut oil that is contained in it. The oil off of your sikin will do the same thing. I always thought that was a really neat little trick.

    11. 10-25-2001 06:36 PM #9
      The peanut butter works.I had white on the trim on several places on my Dodge truck and it took it off easily.

    12. 10-28-2001 10:08 PM #10
      Spray some degreaser on a terrycloth towel, and carefully rub over the waxed plastic.
      Be careful not to get it on your paint, or else it will take the wax off your paint.
      (Degreaser itself is not harmful to paint, it just takes the wax off.)

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      10-28-2001 10:44 PM #11
      heh, I wonder who "discovered" this peanut butter thing, or how, hmmmmm, just imagine

    14. 10-28-2001 10:57 PM #12

      So if peanut oil is the active ingredient, anybody try some other oils, such as corn, safflower, or canola oil ?

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      10-28-2001 11:09 PM #13
      Why bother?! The peanut butter works and is its own heavy body carrier medium.

    16. 10-29-2001 07:47 PM #14
      This sounds like an elaborate practical joke. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      I've wax on some of my plastic trim...How's armorall?

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      10-29-2001 08:10 PM #15
      Suit yourself. Armorall won't remove wax.

    18. 10-29-2001 08:41 PM #16
      Then degreaser it is.
      Peanut butter hahahaha!!!

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      10-29-2001 09:09 PM #17
      Degreaser will only help to damage the plastic. You'll get a dull spot wherever you apply the degreaser. Seriously...seriously...try the peanut butter. This is no joke whatsoever..
      Passatrcr

    20. 10-30-2001 12:04 AM #18
      PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM DEGREASER!!!!!!!!!!!
      it will damage the plastic , degreaser is made to work on grease not wax.
      plastic is very sesitive , the oil in the peanut butter helps to keep the plastic from drying out, if u use armoural on the plastic the sillicon, in the armoural will dry out the plastic and it will turn grey.
      try to put a light coat of vegetable oil on ur tires on the inside , and see how long that lasts, it will last a long time.
      if anyone is going bonkers about there trim turning grey , go down to a recommended body shop and ask them about a "texture coat" on ur trim. u can only do so much with crap.....
      mike

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