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Old 07-13-2018, 08:27 PM
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Wondering what I should use to get wax and polishing compound off of plastic and rubber ? I have tried alcohol on a rag and some bug and wax remover neither did much any suggestions would be great.
 
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I usually had good result with Mother's Back-to-Black. Could give that a shot.
 
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If you have some Wesley's tire cleaner try that, get the old one they were bought out. get at the hardware store and not at Walmart.
 
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I use a product called "Kleen-Flo Holistic Rubber Care", but I don't even know if you can get that stuff in the US
 
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Originally Posted by The_Maniac View Post
I usually had good result with Mother's Back-to-Black. Could give that a shot.
I am curious did you ever do this with soft rubber around the sunroof? Thanks!
 
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The things suggested above wont FIX your problem.. Theyll cover it up for a week or so. Plus things like to stick to tire shine like dust and dirt..

The only thing I have had luck with actually removing wax and polish off rubber (like around my rear windows) is buffing it out with a dremel tool.. Even that didnt get it all.

I think the wax absorbs into the rubber or a chemical in the wax reacts to the rubber creating a change in the rubber itself..
 
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Originally Posted by SuperchargedMonte View Post
I am curious did you ever do this with soft rubber around the sunroof? Thanks!

I've used it on that and other black rubber and plastic pieces. The downside with the sunroof piece, it only darkens a little bit. It does not go full black.
 
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Old 07-14-2018, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by wht02monte View Post
The things suggested above wont FIX your problem.. Theyll cover it up for a week or so. Plus things like to stick to tire shine like dust and dirt..

The only thing I have had luck with actually removing wax and polish off rubber (like around my rear windows) is buffing it out with a dremel tool.. Even that didnt get it all.

I think the wax absorbs into the rubber or a chemical in the wax reacts to the rubber creating a change in the rubber itself..
Disagree! The Holistic Rubber care stuff I use is not a dressing at all. It's a thin non-gelling product delivered from a aerosol can and if you spray the crap out of rubber with it enough to get it wet it will all absorb right into the rubber. It's a rubber restoration product designed to make rubber more pliable. It's intended to be used on hoses, weatherstripping and CV boots.

I can't see a Dremel not doing damage, even with just a brush bit
 
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Originally Posted by The_Maniac View Post
I've used it on that and other black rubber and plastic pieces. The downside with the sunroof piece, it only darkens a little bit. It does not go full black.
Thank you!
 

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