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Wax "dust" gets on plastic trim, leaves spots!

I waxed on, then I waxed off when it dried. Did it at night so didn't really see all the "wax dust" it left behind.
It got in between body panels, thats easy enough to remove because its painted, but when it gets on the flat black plastic like where the wipers are (the cowl?), it left lots of white spots, and they are really hard to get off. Anyone have a solution to this?[IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif[/IMG]
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I've heard of people using a toothbrush to scrub the plastic to get the spots off while washing their car. Next time, try Zaino for your wax/polish. It leaves hardly any dust at all, and goes on/off easy...
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[IMG]i/expressions/laugh2.gif[/IMG]go buy a detail brush at a auto store, small brush with plastic bristles. and be more careful
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If the trim is black, use Mother's Back to Black...it cleans up those spots and conditions the plastic really nicely. Whenever I do a full wash and wax, that's the last stop for me. Makes every black part look like it came from the factory! Of course, with my 6 year old DX it really does a great job
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If the trim is black, use Mother's Back to Black...it cleans up those spots and conditions the plastic really nicely. Whenever I do a full wash and wax, that's the last stop for me. Makes every black part look like it came from the factory! Of course, with my 6 year old DX it really does a great job [hr]
that's a fix that will work for about a month, then the wax will just pop back up on the plastic trim. but it's a good way to hide it if you cant get it off.

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just use a soft-bristle tooth brush.
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I think rubbing alcohol is supposed to remove it. I read a bunch of tips in Motor Trend a while back and that was one of them. Sometimes it can be real stubborn so you may have to use an abrasive like comet or something.

Dust shouldn't be causing you any problems. It's the wax that gets on those parts when you are applying it. It's best to leave like a 1/4" of room for error around those parts or keep a terry towel handle to wipe it off quickly.
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Its not causing any problems except it looks bad. Brushes don't do anything now, its been there so long, all dried up.... I guess I'll try the rubbing alcohol.
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Look around for a product called "Back to Black". I believe it is made by Rhino Industries. It is very hard to come by, maybe I can find it on line for you. This stuff is an excellent product. You use it once a week for 8 weeks and then you really never have to use it again,....Just touch it up every so often.

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I searched the internet and I couldnt find any info on Rhino products...Maybe you will have more luck at your local auto parts store. If not, then I agree with Twilight....Mothers Back to Black is an excellent product....You have to use it once a week for a few weeks for it to actually last. You cant just apply it once and think that the dried wax is never going to come back, because then you would be wrong. While searching the internet I found this site:
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Seems like it has alot of interesting stuff on there....I hope this helps you.
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I also just found this:
MeguiarsŪ Gold Class Trim Detailer
ITEM #G-10810 10 oz
This amazing Trim Detailer is the easy, long lasting way to keep plastic trim and rubber molding looking new. It instantly restored richness and color to faded trim and moulding. This "like new" apprarance last weeks not days.

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I also just found this:
MeguiarsŪ Gold Class Trim Detailer
ITEM #G-10810 10 oz
This amazing Trim Detailer is the easy, long lasting way to keep plastic trim and rubber molding looking new. It instantly restored richness and color to faded trim and moulding. This "like new" apprarance last weeks not days.

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I am gonna try that!
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I hope it works for you
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Mothers makes something called back-to-black. Works great on my trim when I get wax on it.
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