Clean Your Car's Textured Plastic Trim
Waxing your car can really give the painted metal and smooth plastic surfaces a nice shine. However, getting wax in the textured plastic surfaces, like the protective side molding, leaves an ugly, white residue that detracts from your car's good looks. This technique is a fast, easy and free way to remove it.
- Wet the surface to be cleaned.
- Get an old toothbrush and some white, paste-type toothpaste.
- Put the toothpaste on the brush, just like you'd do to get ready to brush your teeth.
- Gently scrub the surface using back-and-forth and circular motions.
- Rinse the cleaned surface before the toothpaste dries.
- You may want to wash the car after you've done this to remove any remaining toothpaste.
- Just try with water and a gentle circular brushing motion.
- You may also want to try peanut butter, not the chunky one, which will remove the white wax residue instantly; peanut butter oil also works and it is much easier to apply. Rinse the cleaned section afterwards.