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Guys- yesterday I Turtle waxed my MKC and left some white marks on the black rubber areas that are difficult to remove. I know peanut butter will work, but doesn't anybody know a chemical more practical?
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Suggestion, first as you know you never want to get WAX on plastic/rubber it stains it and sometimes you can not get the white stain removed.

That said buy Wax & Grease remover for best attempt it is sold where auto body paint supplies are sold as it is used to remove Wax before painting/prepping.

Also I highly recommend switching over to a sealant. It lasts longer than wax and many do not stain plastics/rubber. I personally use Meguiars Next Tech (NXT) and love it. I go so far as to purposely put it on all exterior surfaces... Glass, Plastic, Rubber, Vinyl all are not effected but are protected.
 

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Suggestion, first as you know you never want to get WAX on plastic/rubber it stains it and sometimes you can not get the white stain removed.

That said buy Wax & Grease remover for best attempt it is sold where auto body paint supplies are sold as it is used to remove Wax before painting/prepping.

Also I highly recommend switching over to a sealant. It lasts longer than wax and many do not stain plastics/rubber. I personally use Meguiars Next Tech (NXT) and love it. I go so far as to purposely put it on all exterior surfaces... Glass, Plastic, Rubber, Vinyl all are not effected but are protected.
So the Meguiar's Next Tech does not change the appearance of the exterior plastic/interior vinyl? We've been wondering what to apply because we do not want any of the surfaces to appear "shiny". Would the NXT do the trick?
 

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Black plastics and rubbers will get some very minor gloss to it but not much, it won't look like you put armor all or any other glossifier on it for sure. It depends on how it is applied too... I typically use a professional grade buffer which does make it slightly more gloss then doing it by hand.

If you want to protect plastics with as little gloss as possible try aircraft 303, but personally for exterior I just apply the sealant to the whole exterior it is much faster and I like the finished look.
 

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Thank you so much for your help and ideas to get the white wax off the rubber areas of my C.
Laurel - I did try the hair drier, it worked slightly, but was a laborious process.
Mayday- I did try the wax and grease product and it worked ! Lots of coating and removing with a dry cloth- but it worked. And thank you also!

I know one thing- I'm not going to be putting white chalk mix on my car anymore.
Made the job much harder.

I keep my cars prestin and will be looking at a more sealant type of product.

Again, thanks for your help.

Greg
 

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Greg when we had the C-Max, several people on the forum tried Opti-Coat and they really liked it. No complaints after a couple of years.
 

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Suggestion, first as you know you never want to get WAX on plastic/rubber it stains it and sometimes you can not get the white stain removed.

That said buy Wax & Grease remover for best attempt it is sold where auto body paint supplies are sold as it is used to remove Wax before painting/prepping.

Also I highly recommend switching over to a sealant. It lasts longer than wax and many do not stain plastics/rubber. I personally use Meguiars Next Tech (NXT) and love it. I go so far as to purposely put it on all exterior surfaces... Glass, Plastic, Rubber, Vinyl all are not effected but are protected.
I know that paint sealers such as opti coat will protect the original look of the color to some extent, specifically with UV protection as one of them i'm aware of.
 

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"Back To Black" works wonders at removing wax off exterior trim... Canadian Tire carries it, and it's made in USA.
 
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