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Unread 06-21-2013, 08:49 AM   #1
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Removing wax from trim?

Have done alot of research on this through google. Anyone have any experience or a sure fire way to remove white wax from trim that has been sitting there a while. A friend of mine at work has a major issue with it. Thanks

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Unread 06-21-2013, 08:50 AM   #2
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I have the same problem. I hide it very well with 303 Aerospace.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 08:54 AM   #3
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I have the same problem. I hide it very well with 303 Aerospace.
So that product you recommend only hides it? Doesn't actually remove it? How long does it last. Hers is pretty bad.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 01:19 PM   #4
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Yeah, hides it for about 3-4 weeks. Tried many things but couldn't get it out.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 07:37 PM   #5
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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser! I kid you not, this removed the wax on my WK2. Be careful not to touch the paint with it.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 12:00 PM   #6
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Have detailed cars for 5 years. A very good product called TM-1000 works well. Also, at a class taught by Meguiars brand detailers they suggested peanut butter. The oils from the peanut butter draw the wax out.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 12:05 PM   #7
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Cool....thanks for the reply guys ill let u know how it goes.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 12:06 PM   #8
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I was told by a guy at the dealership to use mineral spirits

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Unread 07-09-2013, 07:48 AM   #9
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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser! I kid you not, this removed the wax on my WK2. Be careful not to touch the paint with it.
Seconded, comes right off, without a lot of pressure. It can touch the paint, but I wouldn't rub the hell out of it...
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Unread 07-09-2013, 11:11 AM   #10
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easy, dish soap and water. then re-wax and paint areas that the soap touched and removed wax. No need for fancy products.

In the future use turtle wax ice, great synthetic polish/sealer, not a wax, and can be used on trim etc. Been using on all my vehicles since 2008 including my 911. No, I am not affiliated.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 11:12 AM   #11
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Seconded, comes right off, without a lot of pressure. It can touch the paint, but I wouldn't rub the hell out of it...
Basically fine sand paper. It takes it off along with a layer of the trim.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 11:16 AM   #12
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I was told by a guy at the dealership to use mineral spirits

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almost the same as wax remover you can buy in a can at auto shop/body shop supply store, works but not as safe as dish soap. I am not for sure, but I think in the past, using mineral spirits/wax remover has lightened trim on my vehicles, however they were old, 30 year old cars... so hard to tell what caused what.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 12:52 PM   #13
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Unread 07-09-2013, 02:03 PM   #14
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I haven't personally tried this, but I've used many other Griot's Garage products with good success.

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Unread 07-10-2013, 04:52 AM   #15
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Magic eraser!

Don't use Goof Off, it will turn trim white.
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