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Old 12-01-2016, 12:53 PM
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Default wax on plastic part of bumper

How would I get the wax of the bumper? just wondering.
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Old 12-01-2016, 02:15 PM
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ok.
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Old 12-01-2016, 03:31 PM
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Back to black usually does a good job cleaning that up for me
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would gas work?
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Old 12-01-2016, 04:33 PM
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Old 12-01-2016, 06:05 PM
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gas will fade the plastic pretty fast. Never tired the peanut butter. Trim restorer will do that job.
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:50 AM
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Possibly peanut oil?
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ill try the peanut butter trick tomorrow. just got home from work.
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Old 12-03-2016, 12:49 PM
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Default Re: wax on plastic part of bumper

Experience on this end...

*Gas, doesn't damage the plastic, doesn't remove the wax.

*Mothers Back to Black, hides the wax for awhile. If you like temporary fixes, this has your name on it.

*Wax remover (see your autobody material supplier for this), the stuff you use as step #1 when you are prepping a car for a paint job, temporary and marginal solution.

*Lacquer thinner (always try on an inconspicuous spot first), temporary and marginal solution.

^^^ Following up on the last two items with Back to Black provides a longer lasting but not a permanent solution, but is the best I've found so far.



Peanut butter, good one, sure would like to know if it is a lasting solution or if the oil in it results in a temporary fix.
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Old 12-03-2016, 12:55 PM
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Peanut butter, good one, sure would like to know if it is a lasting solution or if the oil in it results in a temporary fix.
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Old 12-03-2016, 01:08 PM
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I just keep my plastics oiled up with back to black so I don't see it as temporary lol

But keep that crap off your paint. It'll make little swirls
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Old 12-03-2016, 04:47 PM
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Actually the pink erasers that you used in school work really good


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How would I get the wax of the bumper? just wondering.


Quite a bit late on this but I've always used rubbing alcohol. Just try to. It get it on the paint for obvious reasons


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Default wax on plastic part of bumper

Ive spent a lot of time on this problem over the years. It depends on whether the surface is textured or smooth. Either way you have to REMOVE the wax residue. Just wiping on goop (including Peanut butter) doesn’t accomplish that!

If smooth: use 3m green “scrubby” pad with your favorite “Back to Black” type stuff to remove the wax residue, wipe clean, then hit with more “Back to Black” type treatment and buff or paint it with plastic trim paint.

If pebbled/textured: use a stiff (and i mean really stiff) bristled brush to work it with plastic restorer, wipe clean, and then hit with a finish coat of restorer or paint.

Restorer will last a few weeks before needing reapplication unless you REALLY remove all oxidation from the plastic.

Either way, its gonna take elbow grease


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