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Old 06-27-2004, 02:11 PM   #1
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Is it OK to wax plastic? I've worked on the GA all weekend doing a claybar and wax, but I never touched the plastic parts of the car. I was using Meguiars Gold Class liquid wax. Would that not work on plastic? Is there another solution?
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nooo! Don't wax the plastic whatever you do. lol. It'll look good going on, but once it dries you're going to have white streaks all over the plastic that is damn near impossible to remove.
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what do u mean by plastic? painted plastic like most bonneville fenders.....or like the black "pourous" side panel moldings on some cars? if you get any wax on the side panel moldings......a product like mothers back to black should work fine.....


otherwise u can wax painted plastic just fine
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Plastic as in bumpers and side panels.
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I got some wax on my tail lights on my 97.... not good... it'* white and pastey.
Tried to wash it off, and tried vinyl cleaner, helped a bit, but didn't get it all off.
Going to try Mother Back to Black to remove it.
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I got some wax on my tail lights on my 97.... not good... it'* white and pastey.
Tried to wash it off, and tried vinyl cleaner, helped a bit, but didn't get it all off.
Going to try Mother Back to Black to remove it.
thats prolly cuz ur satin finish is more porous than glossy
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If it'* painted plastic, like your lower fenders, or bumpers, etc you're fine.

But bare plastic isn't gonna do it.
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I've got wax on my tails and had no problems getting it off or looking nasty. Whatever you do don't get it in the "Pontiac" on the trunk, that'll never come out.
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Ok, cause the GA is mostly plastic, and I wanted to wax the bumpers and stuff.
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now what about the car wash, they just friggen spray wax on everything!

and what about the windows, ok to wax those, my step dad always does and i alays think hes wierd for it...
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