Removing carnuba wax

Apr 16, 2019
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Hi all,I need some advice on how to remove Harley Wax ( 100% carnuba wax) from my black plastic trim?
(Scuttle vent, mirror casings,radiator grill.!) I followed the advice from a fellow funster who said it was okay to use it on paint work and the trim! After doing this and giving it a good buffing it has now turned the black plastic a streaky white and have tried car wash and very hot water to no avail?
Anybody with a solution would be great fully appreciated as the lady of the house I.e The Boss is not very happy with me😡😤🤬😩
Thanks Stuart.
 
Jan 19, 2014
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Hi all,I need some advice on how to remove Harley Wax ( 100% carnuba wax) from my black plastic trim?
(Scuttle vent, mirror casings,radiator grill.!) I followed the advice from a fellow funster who said it was okay to use it on paint work and the trim! After doing this and giving it a good buffing it has now turned the black plastic a streaky white and have tried car wash and very hot water to no avail?
Anybody with a solution would be great fully appreciated as the lady of the house I.e The Boss is not very happy with me😡😤🤬😩
Thanks Stuart.
They must have changed it, I put it on everything plastic and it's great, it's like 'Back to Black'. Bought mine in 2014 though 🤔
 
Apr 3, 2018
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Hi all,I need some advice on how to remove Harley Wax ( 100% carnuba wax) from my black plastic trim?
(Scuttle vent, mirror casings,radiator grill.!) I followed the advice from a fellow funster who said it was okay to use it on paint work and the trim! After doing this and giving it a good buffing it has now turned the black plastic a streaky white and have tried car wash and very hot water to no avail?
Anybody with a solution would be great fully appreciated as the lady of the house I.e The Boss is not very happy with me😡😤🤬😩
Thanks Stuart.
Just goes to show one must be very careful to follow advice given by some Funsters on this forum..
..I have read a lot of dubious advice given which I felt very suspect and mainly the reason is to save a few pennies instead of splashing out and paying for recommended products.
Yes there may be cheaper alternatives out there but as in OP"s case....Not Always

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Sep 29, 2019
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Did the same thing and used a heat gun. 3 months in and still perfect. Real test is when the temperature drops another few degrees but still hopeful. Thinking out loud(never a good idea) perhaps it's the wax after crystallising on the black plastic which has a textured surface. Covering those crystals with something that wears off is not going to have a long term solution.
 

prb

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Try cheap smooth peanut butter or anything with high palm oil content.
 
Jan 19, 2014
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What you have must be fake or a bad batch or something. This is from their Q and A page..

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OP
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Thank to you all for your helpful tips will try some of them . Boiling water has also been suggested as it may melt the wax and wash it away?
 
OP
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Hi Richard I did get the same item as you and I even emailed the seller and asked him if it would turn white on plastic and he didn’t say it would either ,as you know me and polishing plastic is a painful subject 😰😰😰😰🤫🤬🤬🤬🤬

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Jan 19, 2014
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Hi Richard I did get the same item as you and I even emailed the seller and asked him if it would turn white on plastic and he didn’t say it would either ,as you know me and polishing plastic is a painful subject 😰😰😰😰🤫🤬🤬🤬🤬
When I get home we can compare the 2 tins 👀🧐
 

sallylillian

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And you chose not to correct it? The point of a forum is we discuss things to get to the best outcome solution.

To that end point me to a thread here where bad advice was given, but was not corrected by the end of the thread
With respect Jim whilst I accept that it may well get corrected by the end of the thread you have to rely on the fact that someone reads all the thread or waits long enough for a correction to appear when they do not know that they need to.
Equally correcting someone can and often turns into a bun fight with the original incorrect poster standing his ground.
So the advice to take care what advice you do get on any forum where you have cause not to trust the poster is good advice as is try to corroborate any advice elsewhere.
 
Jan 3, 2008
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Thank to you all for your helpful tips will try some of them . Boiling water has also been suggested as it may melt the wax and wash it away?
Try Autoglym FastGlass, worked for me

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Jim

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So the advice to take care what advice you do get on any forum where you have cause not to trust the poster is good advice as is try to corroborate any advice elsewhere.


So should I take that advice or wait till its confirmed a couple of times :D

I find forums are the very best places for peer to peer, horses mouth advice. But you might be right
show me a thread where bad advice has stood unchallenged for longer than 30 minutes. I doubt you can
 
Mar 2, 2015
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Most wax polishes can be removed with washing up liquid, this will emulsify the wax to remove it.
For black plastic trim, I have used olive oil which works well to return it to black, but it wont give you a particularly shiny black, more a stealth black. 😁
 
Oct 1, 2017
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Fairy liquid in water I believe is good at removing wax When reading on a detailing forum many months ago, strips the wax before using clay bar to remove day to day fall out

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Mar 2, 2015
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Back home now and just polished the mirror casing with Harly wax 👌 buffs up and no white marks 😎
View attachment 428044
I know I know, next time I'll try and get the sticker on straight 😂

Looks a good job with the wax. 👍

Regarding the decal, try fairy and water in a spray bottle onto the glue side of the decal before applying it, this should allow you to position it correctly without it sticking right away, then using a sponge to carefully dab it until it stays put followed by a squeegee to force the fairy / water or air out from underneath to get it lying flat.
Once dry, you can then apply a bit more wax because the fairy may have stripped a little of it off.
 
OP
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Hi everybody would like to say thank you to everyone who replied to my query.
Have tried many of them and found the good old pencil eraser is the best one for my situation so the winner is pebble99, and you tube
Cheers a happy Stuart.
 
Jan 19, 2019
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i use a product called williams wash and wax they sell it on ideal world on the tv its brilliant wipe it on polish it off its made by williams racing team i have used this for quite a few years its great for the black plastic and glass and its cheap as they do good deals on it i got a 5ltr container with the atomiser pump for 20quid brilliant stuff even in the shower and windows in the house ..
 
Sep 17, 2020
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I've found that a tin of Back to Black that admittedly I've had for years did a poor streaky job on the plastics, whereas some tyre black brings it up a treat, to the extent that there's an obvious line between the two areas. I'm saving washing the van and re-doing the plastics as at treat for when all the unnecessary DIY jobs are all finished.

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Jul 12, 2013
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Over the years I have tried many products to revive the black plastic mirror casings. Nothing seems to last more than a couple of weeks. Kiwi polish seemed to work in the past but now out of production.

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