Yeah, the WD-40 worked really well and it's something that I (and probably most people) have on hand. I was afraid that the white spots would reappear after it dried out, but they have stayed goneI to used nufinish and got it on the black plastic thanks for the wd40 idea the white stains have been driving me nuts ever since.This weekend i will clean it off.
If I could write my own post it would say exactly this^. Except for the WD-40 thing. This weekend I'm going to finally get that sh** off lol! Thanks jpbales!I wish I had read this thread prior to waxing my car- since I'm quite a nooB. I used NuFinish liquid "The Once a Year Polish" on my car after my mom (who surely knows nothing about cars) talked me into buying it to use on both of our cars. It made the car shine, but it was surprisingly difficult to wipe off but that's probably because I used too much. It also left deep white stains on the plastic trim (why the heck did they ever build cars with chintzy plastic trim anyway???!!). I found that WD-40 worked well to remove the wax from the plastic, luckily.
Anywho, you're all probably going to chastise me for my use of NuFinish but I was wondering if I should run away from it at all costs or will I be ok? Also, is there any validity to the "once a year" claim? I kind of doubt it (far too good to be true).
bad news... after about a week I noticed that the white stuff was not gone... WD-40 failedIf I could write my own post it would say exactly this^. Except for the WD-40 thing. This weekend I'm going to finally get that sh** off lol! Thanks jpbales!
oh and y84pauloflondon good to see your still kickin' around this forum it seems like its been a while since you last posted. How's London?
As a former detailer...that's a great line for getting people to pay for your services instead of shopping for their own stuff at Wally World. Otherwise there's a reason why you'll find Carnauba Wax on the ingredients list of things like Reese's Pieces, Tylonol, and other hard coated things that are shiny. Carnauba is a natural plant product with completely harmless additives to make it soft so that it can be used on vehicle finishes and other applications. Some have perfume and mild detergents added (this is the white residue left on plastic trim after waxing with cleaner waxes).I heard from a local detailer (in business 20 years?) that wax has silicones and isn't good for the paint. Instead he uses a Synthetic Paint Sealant with Polymers. I had my car full detailed when purchased and it still shines over a year later...
Might consider looking into this rather than waxing. Cheers