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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 15th August 2017, 17:37 Thread Starter
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just got my antara the other day and to say the garages detailing left a lot to be desired was an understaitment when i washed it all the plastic trin polish came of to reveal where they had gone over with the ploish. I didnt want to cover it up so i sutched for how to remove it and you will never guess what workes a treat and doent cost more than £1 a rubber or to give it its proper name an erasor.Go on youtube and type in
How To Remove Wax / Polish From Black Trim - EASY!


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 20th August 2017, 05:32
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Great tip

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My jury's still out on this, I'm a bit wary of abrading the paint finish with a rubber (or eraser as I should properly say - try going into a drug store in the states and asking for a rubber to take the white stains off your car trim) I normally use some cheap masking tape along the black trim when I'm polishing the car, saves a lot of hassle.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 20th August 2017, 21:13
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I think Victor the rubber is not used on the paintwork but the bumper plastic that gets marked with polish, I tried Acrylic Polish and that seems to not leave any marks on the plastic trim

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 20th August 2017, 23:29
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Come on now my man, give me some credit . I got that the eraser is used on the black trim to remove the polish residue but feel that it would be quite easy to inadvertently start rubbing against the paintwork when trying to get it clean right down to the edges. Specially with the aftermarket door trim panels which Volrider, BJS and you(?) fitted.

I think I'll still use my Pound Store masking tape

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 21st August 2017, 15:38
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Ink or pencil eraser? There is quite a difference between the two, the former being something like a pumice stone.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 21st August 2017, 18:34
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I would say a pencil rubber as they are softer.thats what it shows on YouTube .

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