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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-22-05, 04:01 PM
Bananaramma
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Any Tips on removing wax from vinyl fender trim and restoring sheen?TIA



I have a '99 Discovery that I recently applied a coat of wax to and
now realize that my fender vinyl trim has wax penetrated into it. Is
there an easy way to remove.
I have in the past used Armour-all in attempts to get back to the
original sheen but the Vinyl seems only to look worse after several
weeks. I have heard that Armour-all isn't a very good product for this
reason.

any help is appreciated.



Robert


 
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-22-05, 05:01 PM
Richard Brookman
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Re: Any Tips on removing wax from vinyl fender trim and restoring sheen?TIA

....and Bananaramma spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...


> I have a '99 Discovery that I recently applied a coat of wax to and
> now realize that my fender vinyl trim has wax penetrated into it. Is
> there an easy way to remove.
> I have in the past used Armour-all in attempts to get back to the
> original sheen but the Vinyl seems only to look worse after several
> weeks. I have heard that Armour-all isn't a very good product for this
> reason.
>
> any help is appreciated.
>
>
>
> Robert


This is a bugger of a job. The only success I have had is with white
spirit* and a toothbrush. Thoroughly wet the wax mark and then scrub away.
Sponge with soapy water when you think you've done enough. You look a
complete plonker doing it. Neighbours will laugh. I no longer bother - the
mud round where I live soon covers it up.

* General woodworkers' rule for all normal finishes (i.e. not Xylene-based
stuff like Hammerite): If white spirit won't remove it, meths will. Seems
to work for car finishes, too.

Good luck.
--
Rich
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-23-05, 02:01 AM
Andrew Cooke
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Re: Any Tips on removing wax from vinyl fender trim and restoring sheen?TIA

I use Auto Glym trim and bumper finisher, it is a bit like armour-all but
actually cleans as it is applied. Brilliant stuff.

http://www.autoglym.co.uk/frame2.html

Andrew

<2003 Discovery TD5 ES>


"Bananaramma" <Banannaramma> wrote in message
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>
> I have a '99 Discovery that I recently applied a coat of wax to and
> now realize that my fender vinyl trim has wax penetrated into it. Is
> there an easy way to remove.
> I have in the past used Armour-all in attempts to get back to the
> original sheen but the Vinyl seems only to look worse after several
> weeks. I have heard that Armour-all isn't a very good product for this
> reason.
>
> any help is appreciated.
>
>
>
> Robert



 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-23-05, 01:01 PM
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Re: Any Tips on removing wax from vinyl fender trim and restoring sheen?TIA



Thanks Andrew,
It looks like there is a distributer in a Township near me
(Langley,B.C. Canada). I'll check this stuff out.


Robert



On Sun, 23 Oct 2005 08:30:30 +0000 (UTC), "Andrew Cooke"
<andrew.cooke4@btinternet.com> wrote:

>I use Auto Glym trim and bumper finisher, it is a bit like armour-all but
>actually cleans as it is applied. Brilliant stuff.
>
>http://www.autoglym.co.uk/frame2.html
>
>Andrew
>
><2003 Discovery TD5 ES>
>
>
>"Bananaramma" <Banannaramma> wrote in message
>news:60gll1tus17bqahkq39di6l1toukjqf1rb@4ax.com...
>>
>>
>> I have a '99 Discovery that I recently applied a coat of wax to and
>> now realize that my fender vinyl trim has wax penetrated into it. Is
>> there an easy way to remove.
>> I have in the past used Armour-all in attempts to get back to the
>> original sheen but the Vinyl seems only to look worse after several
>> weeks. I have heard that Armour-all isn't a very good product for this
>> reason.
>>
>> any help is appreciated.
>>
>>
>>
>> Robert

>


 
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