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What best to clean external plastic trim ?

I've got white residue mainly on mud flaps, mirror bases and front valence, tried AG fast glass which is brillant on my internal trim but no luck.
 

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In a word..........."Armor all"...[Y][Y][Y] (in the pump spray bottle)....the best IMO....cheap,so easy and lasts a while too,just spray on valances,leave for a few mins,then wipe over.....for mirror bases door steps and engine covers etc spray onto a towel/cloth then work into the plastic..........[:D]

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You need to get rid of the white residue first, the put on the rubber dressing, othgerwise it will just show though again, how quick will depend on the type of plastic used and also how bad the staining is.

To remove the staining, go to the kitchen cupboard and get out some smooth (not crunchy) peanut butter, and rub that onto the affected are using your fingers, then just wipe it off using a towel. It will work, and remove the staining.

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To remove the staining, go to the kitchen cupboard and get out some smooth (not crunchy) peanut butter, and rub that onto the affected are using your fingers, then just wipe it off using a towel. It will work, and remove the staining. John.
If it was not from you , John, I would think this was the craziest idea I have ever heard!
 

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its no joke.

works very well at cleaning and shining the plastic, but as its a food I can't bring myself to spread any on the car!
 

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I use Autoglym bumper care gel. Need to work it in really well but it lasts well.

I've not tried it but heard before that peanut butter is the thing to use to remove the white marks as well.

Picking a decent wax like P21S is a good start to not getting these marks in the first place.
 

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I second using the autoglym bumper care for getting rid of wax residue on plastics and rubbers.

really works best on black textured plastics like lower valances etc.
 

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Picking a decent wax like P21S is a good start to not getting these marks in the first place.
True , very true.

I use P21S on my window rubbers, give a wicked satin shine to the rubber [Y]
 

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Picking a decent wax like P21S is a good start to not getting these marks in the first place.
True , very true.

I use P21S on my window rubbers, give a wicked satin shine to the rubber [Y]
Using Clearkote kit so its not that, alot has been there since i got it.. Last owner must of had an AG habit
 

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Try using used engine oil (preferably diesel as it's got more carbon in it), but remember to use some gloves and a clean rag to apply it - sounds daft but it DOES work.
 

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Using old engine oil........so the fact that it is probably castiogenic (sp!) shouldn't put you off then....and I expect that you get an oily patch on what ever you are wearing that rubs against it also......
 

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Using old engine oil........so the fact that it is probably castiogenic (sp!) shouldn't put you off then....and I expect that you get an oily patch on what ever you are wearing that rubs against it also......
1. I said use gloves, as it's carconogenic.

And 2. why oh why would you rub yourself up against the car, unless you have a fetish!
 

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The peanut butter actually works! Got some funny looks off passing people mind you[:p]

Do I just leave the mudflaps after I have given them a good feast of peanut butter, or do I put something on after?
 

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Leave it on there until the oils wear off, then either recoat or use some trim gunge.

WRT the oil on the trim, my experience of applying gunge to bumpers and side trims is that you always swipe if with a pair of ligh coloured trousers or similar, thereofre making a mark on them.....
 

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Adding to the conversation, I found out this from another forum for
BMW's that I used to be on, if the black trims have got the residue
from the polish or wax on it you can use a pencil rubber and that takes
off the whit residue and then you can just put on some bumper gel to
protect it once cleaned.
 
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