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Any new tricks for removing wax/sealant from rubber?

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The best thing is to not get it on there in the first place, but, the previous owner didn't do that. The piece of rubber behind the front bumper is being a PITA.
 
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KSNSX said:
The best thing is to not get it on there in the first place, but, the previous owner didn't do that. The piece of rubber behind the front bumper is being a PITA.


There are several remedies. Years ago I would always carry with me a Sharpie pen to basically "re-color" :biggrin: those trouble areas.

Luckily today there are advances that help us out with these problem areas. I now use a 2-step process which first cleans rubber and moldings of all dirt and wax residue and then if needed a dye which will restore the black color. Many times the dye step is not needed because the cleaner step works so darn well!

Here is a link to the whole kit BUT you may just want to order the cleaner, it is some great stuff.
http://www.topoftheline.com/trim-molding-dye.html

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KSNSX said:
The best thing is to not get it on there in the first place, but, the previous owner didn't do that. The piece of rubber behind the front bumper is being a PITA.

Local Zaino Distro Guy said use peanut butter.. ???
 
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I use this stuff.

http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?L1=L1_1000&L2=L2_1007&L3=L3_1500&SKU=11183

3M Perfect-It Paste wax is designed not to discolor rubber or plastic.

Zaino (Z2) is designed to work *on* plastic. I use it to treat all of the glossy plastic trim on the NSX. It provides protection and makes the plastic shiny again.

For textured plastic, the Griots stuff works great.

Proper auto care has a lot of good info, here is a step by step for just what you are asking about:

http://www.properautocare.com/reswhitstain.html

HTH
 
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Thanks for the responses.

Peanut Butter can work, it is an old trick. I ordered some stuff to try and I will report back on the effectiveness of a few products.
 
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