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Hey Y'all,

I got wax on my black wheel arch trim and want to know how to best get it off without harming the surface. Any suggestions? May seem trivial but I do not want to change the black surface color with something too strong etc.

Craig
 

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easiest way = change the arches :)

i know they are a bhugger to get that white worn and abused look off them.

What was BMW thinking of!!! Retro appeal? Pah! try cleaning them its a nightmare.

Not sure mate there are loads of links just do a search
 

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Peanut butter. Smooth only - crunchy doesn't work as well.

Smear it on, leave it for a few minutes and wipe it off. It may take several applications but it will work.

You can also use peanut oil, but where's the fun in that? :p

pocket_rocket said:
Hey Y'all,

I got wax on my black wheel arch trim and want to know how to best get it off without harming the surface. Any suggestions? May seem trivial but I do not want to change the black surface color with something too strong etc.

Craig
 

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Don't wax them. After the first oops I was able to get all the wax off the wheel arcs with "wax as you dry" spray on wax. Mothers product I think. Zymol is water soluable.
 

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CoryB said:
Peanut butter. Smooth only - crunchy doesn't work as well.

Smear it on, leave it for a few minutes and wipe it off. It may take several applications but it will work.

You can also use peanut oil, but where's the fun in that? :p
 

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Peanut oil worked perfectly for me. Previous attempts at Armor All and Back to Black reduced the problem for a while, but then it returned. With peanut oil, it seems to really be fixed.
 

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Some waxes do not leave any residue on black trim. A couple of examples are Klasse AIO and P21S or S100.

Back to Black can work but is a temporary fix.
 

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Here is one..

LARGE ERASER

No harm by any chemicals, it doesn't cover it up, but removes the residue. May want to cut the eraser in half to create a sharp edge to get into the diffucult areas.

This method works great for myself and others I know.
 

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I used smooth peanut butter, it worked but was a bit grim applying to the car :(

going to try the white vinegar this coming weekend.(as there is still some left!)

thanks
 

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Use peanut oil not peanut butter... although peanut butter works too... its the oil that gets it off... if applied too much u then get peanut butter brown-ness stuck inside the arch or where the car and the arch meets... I much prefer just peanut oil. :)
 

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CoryB said:
Peanut butter. Smooth only - crunchy doesn't work as well.

Smear it on, leave it for a few minutes and wipe it off. It may take several applications but it will work.

You can also use peanut oil, but where's the fun in that? :p
Could I lick the peanut butter off :confused: :D :D

I use mineral turpentine which seems to work well. You have to wash the mineral Turpentine off with soapy water straight away though :)
 
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