: Any chance on removing the white discolored residue on the door frame window surround



MrMaschine
09-01-11, 12:20 PM
I have exhausted almost every detailers tip i can find including lacquer thinner, brushes, cleaners and nothing works.

I had my car detailed and they compounded without taping off the trim and now it looks horrible. all blotchy white areas on the black door surrounds. I had the same issue on my gray plastic on the bumpers but i removed them and had them painted satin black yesterday and they look great.

I took a closer look and the window trim appears to be a satin smooth texture vinyl wrap where as other cars its a removable plastic or metal trim piece.

Anyone battle this issue with their cars?

JOEYCTS-V
09-01-11, 12:25 PM
I bet Adams VRT would work.

M5eater
09-01-11, 12:32 PM
It's definitall some kind of wrap.. It's pretty obvious on my car since it has a tear at the bottom. I second a vinyl or rubber cleaner. VRT is very good.

e6t
09-01-11, 12:47 PM
peanut butter.

FLTRI
09-01-11, 01:45 PM
I'm not sure what area your talking about as my V is still not delivered, but if it's plastic/rubber/vinyl or even flat type paint, try Mothers Back to Black. I use it on all the trim, on both motorcycles and cars, works great...

M5eater
09-01-11, 03:04 PM
I'm not sure what area your talking about as my V is still not delivered, but if it's plastic/rubber/vinyl or even flat type paint, try Mothers Back to Black. I use it on all the trim, on both motorcycles and cars, works great...

It does work, but the VRT is a superior product if I had to choose between the two IMO. The VRT goes on better, isn't a PIT to remove from paint, lasts longer, and darkens/cleans better.
Difference being of course, you can pick Mothers off the shelf at walmart for $5-7, and the VRT is $24.99 + shipping online.

vetkila
09-01-11, 07:58 PM
I second the mothers back to black that stuff is awesome! It will definitely work.

cbloveday
09-01-11, 09:14 PM
I have black to back in the garage. I use griots wax remover then the mothers back to black when I got some polish on the gray fog light area.

e6t
09-01-11, 09:36 PM
Peanut butter.

MrMaschine
09-02-11, 12:13 AM
we have tried every product on the market and no luck whatsoever. somehow the compound discolored the material.

are there any products that actually redye the material? something with a tint of black in the solution?

Razorecko
09-02-11, 12:26 AM
There is only one thing that has always worked for me...you have to rub it on pretty hard but it works...It will lift that residue

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/2117/staedtlermarsplasticera.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/202/staedtlermarsplasticera.jpg/)

seriously. Its one of those little unknown secrets

Wannago
09-02-11, 12:37 AM
I read somewhere that Soft Scrub (w/o bleach) does a good job of removing wax from plastic pieces. Never tried it though.

cbloveday
09-02-11, 09:26 AM
Try these products it has worked for me in certain situations. If it does not work, the product can be used at other times and is not a waste of $.

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/car+care/car+waxing/car+waxes+and+sealants/dried-on+wax+remover+8+ounces.do?search=basic&keyword=wax+remover&sortby=newArrivals&page=1

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/car+care/glass+cleaning/glass+cleaning+clay%2C+3.5+ounces.do