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Re: Detailing Question

With all due respect to those who have their personal favorites, when it comes to a wax or sealant, they all are only as good as the paint prep you do prior to application. Doesn't matter what wax/sealant you use or how much it cost, if the paint isn't in great shape, it is not going to looks its best regardless of how much you spend on the last step product(s). If the paint is in top shape, the car will look great with just about any quality sealant or wax. Personally, I like to use Black Fire's Wet Diamond Sealant and any number of non-cleaner waxes.
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Re: Detailing Question

Sooooo no one knows how to remove the wax from trim?
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:34 PM
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Sooooo no one knows how to remove the wax from trim?
Guys in my Camaro Club have had reasonable success with (believe it or not) peanut butter.
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Re: Detailing Question

I believe you have been given a number of good ways to attempt to remove it. You'll have to try them out to see which works best for you. Not all plastic trim is the same and not all waxes are either. Things that work for one combination may not work for others. Personally, I would try the eraser suggestion I gave you in post #2, as some of the other suggestions involve stuff that will also remove the protection from your paint if you are unable to keep the stuff only on the trim. You have also been given a few good suggestions on how to prevent it from happening in the future. To be honest, I don't know how much more of an answer you can expect.
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:08 PM
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I've used pretty much all of the Zaino products over the past 11 years. They're all great, with a long lasting shine.

Here's what I'm using now on my Charger & Camaro.
Car wash: Z-7 Show car wash
Polish: Z-CS Clear Seal
Detailers: Z-6 Ultra Clean Gloss Enhancer Spray & Z-8 Grand Finale Spray Seal
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These are EXACTLY the products I use from Zaino, also. Never a problem with Zaino staining black trim ... as a matter-of-fact, I use Z-CS on the black trim, too! Z-CS is phenomenally easy to apply and performs well for months at a time.

I can also vouch for the Zaino leather conditioner and the glass polish. Both do a nice job -- I used the glass polish on my new GC before applying AquaPel. Amazing how much junk there is on the glass surfaces of a new vehicle.

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Meguiers #21 sealant and some P21s concours carnuaba will save you money and be just as good on a new vehicle. The sealant will stain the plastic moldings...but the carnuaba will not. My advice is to tape off the plastic moldings with painters tape next time to avoid the heartache of having to remove the stains.
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your gonna get lots of opinions on the best products. I tend to stick with Meguiers professional series. I have worked in my dads details shop since I was a young child...and as far as price and quality...meguiers pro series cant be beat. Check out a few of my paint correction and detail threads for proof.
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your gonna get lots of opinions on the best products. I tend to stick with Meguiers professional series. I have worked in my dads details shop since I was a young child...and as far as price and quality...meguiers pro series cant be beat. Check out a few of my paint correction and detail threads for proof.
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Re: Detailing Question

to remove wax. try apc 4:1 strength or #39, both from meguiars... try the pink eraser first. worked for me with all 3 ways
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Re: Detailing Question

I ordered some Adams Super VRT to use on the black outside trim of my Overland. What do you guys use to apply it with? Do you have to be careful not to get it on the painted surfaces?
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I agree---Ice by turtlewax is the best period
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