Cleaning plastic trim

Vlad The Impaler

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I spent 8 hrs over the weekend cleaning and polishing the van and the only thing I wasn't happy with was the wax residue on the black plastic trim. After a quick internet search I found the solution! Peanut Butter,the smooth variety.
Apparently it's the peanut oil that does the trick,stick some on a cloth rub it in then wipe off the excess.Does a much better job than back to black and some of the trim gell's I've used before.It even managed to restore my bleached gas locker hinges to a nearly new state.Well worth a go restores it a treat,it also has the added bonus of not leaving any chemical residue around the treated area.



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AH!Hah! What about those poor unfortunates with a "Nut Allergy" eh?

Park up at a M/Way Services for a comfort break, and when you come back find a full scale emergency , Para medics by the score, Air Ambulances hovering, thousands filming on their phones ,selfies galore, forensic teams, the Daily Mail!
OH!Boy! are you in trouble with the trendy lefty pc brigade!!!

BUT! 'cause you are a Funster, chris will plea bargain for you (for a small 6 figure sum) and get life reduced to twenty years or so!

You! are! soooo Lucky!
 

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I spent 8 hrs over the weekend cleaning and polishing the van and the only thing I wasn't happy with was the wax residue on the black plastic trim. After a quick internet search I found the solution! Peanut Butter,the smooth variety.
Apparently it's the peanut oil that does the trick,stick some on a cloth rub it in then wipe off the excess.Does a much better job than back to black and some of the trim gell's I've used before.It even managed to restore my bleached gas locker hinges to a nearly new state.Well worth a go restores it a treat,it also has the added bonus of not leaving any chemical residue around the treated area.



Vlad.
Yeh right Vlad :lipssealed: you'll have dozens of Funsters out with their beloved peanut butter, slapping it all over our plastic parts :rofl:

At least it's pedestrian friendly, " yeh sorry mate I didn't see you, but please have a free lick of my bumper" :rofl:
 
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Vlad The Impaler

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Well rangitira I don't know about your lot, but up here people don't go around licking vans so I should be safe enough.


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I can confirm that smooth peanut butter does a good job on black trim and about the cheapest you can get

Most of the cheaper back to blacks have a high content of silicone and dont last

Its well known in car detailing circles
 

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I don't use any chemicals on black plastic

Hairdryer works best restores it to like new
 

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All my efforts with Back to Black have turned into Back to Grey Vertical Streaks after a couple of months of outdoor storage.
 
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That's what I usually use, but can honestly say the peanut butter did a better job!
Been looking a bottles of peanut oil and they're nice and cheap so I'm thinking that's the way to go.




Vlad
 

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I'll defo give it a try, thanks for posting :)
 
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I have to admit that yesterday afternoon (after checking none of the neighbours were about:rolleyes:) I went out and gave this a go - I've got loads of smooth peanut butter after buying some to make my own ant killer bait.

It worked a treat! Isn't greasy, I can't detect any nutty smell, and it worked on the dark grey trim too. I've only done a small area of trim and one handle so will have to get around to the rest at some point as they now look even scruffier in comparison.
 
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I have to admit that yesterday afternoon (after checking none of the neighbours were about:rolleyes:) I went out and gave this a go - I've got loads of smooth peanut butter after buying some to make my own ant killer bait.
Would you like to share the details, does it work?
 
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