How to Remove Car Wax Stains

Summer is approaching fast and this means it is time to start waxing your cars and making them beautiful for the public, but it could mean trying to find out how to remove car wax stains. Many people are careful with their car wax and they don't normally get it on their clothing, but sometimes they can get it on the plastic trim of their summer cars. When this happens don't panic because there are a lot of solutions to remove the car wax stains from the plastic trim.

Remove Car Wax Stains

How to Remove Car Wax Stains From Plastic Trim Method 1

What you will need:

  • Paper towels
  • Wax remover (gr-40)
  • Painters tape
  • Black restore or black forever (optional)

Many car buffs take pride in the appearance of their very ascetically pleasing cars and choose to wax them to continue their ascetics. Problems can arise when waxing a car, which is why it is beneficial to look into precautions before waxing your car. Car wax stains happen and they normally happen of the plastic trim of your car. Don't panic many car buffs have fallen into the same problem and have come up with ways to remove these unwanted car wax stains.

  1. To begin you will need to use the painters tape to tape off of the paint of the car that surrounds the plastic trim. You do not want to get any of the wax remover on the paint! This will create a whole different problem.
  2. Apply a small amount of the gr-40 wax remover to a paper towel. Do not put the wax remover directly on the trim. You want to try and contain the product as best you can.
  3. Continue to repeat step 2 as needed.
  4. Let the gr-40 wax remover dry. This could take some time just be patient. As it is drying try and watch to see if the gr-40 is dark enough to match the plastic trim of your car.
  5. If the color of the gr-40 on the plastic trim is not dark enough you can apply a small amount of black restore or black forever by applying the product to a clean paper towel and wiping it across the plastic trim. Since you have taped off the paint it is safe to push the black forever or the black restore right to the edge of the trim.
  6. Allow the black restore or the black forever to thoroughly dry. Once you are sure it is dry you can remove the painters tape from the paint. You will want to be gentle when removing the tape as to not damage the paint of your car.
  7. Allow the black color to really set into the plastic trim. This could take some time so be patient. Once you are sure the black color is set you can wipe it down with a moist paper towel. This step will allow you to remove any of the black color that did not stick well.
  8. Inspect the plastic trim. If the color is not what you wanted or the wax stain remains you can repeat the process as needed or move on to method 2.

How to Remove Car Wax Stains from Plastic Trim Method 2

What you will need:

  • Cotton Gauze
  • WD-40
  • Painters tape (optional)

Man can fix anything with a little duck tape or WD-40. In this case WD-40 can work wonders when trying to remove car wax stains from the plastic trim on your car. WD-40 can be used for a number of different projects and should be in most garages. If you don't have a can handy you can get it at most any store or gas station.

  1. If you are a person who really loves their car and the wax job you just completed then you should tape off the paint around the trim. The WD-40 will not ruin any of the paint, but if you just waxed the paint than you might want to use the painters tape to spare you another coat of wax.
  2. Next, you will need to apply a small amount of WD-40 on the cotton gauze.
  3. Gently wipe the plastic trim that has been stained with car wax.
  4. Continue to wipe the plastic trim until you believe the car wax stain has been removed. You can reapply the WD-40 and change the gauze pad as needed.
  5. Inspect the plastic trim. If the stain has been removed gently remove the painters tape from the paint.
  6. The WD-40 should have removed the car wax stain without discoloring any of the plastic trim color. This will allow you to skip the application of black forever or black restore.

How to Remove Car Wax Stains from plastic Trim Method 3

What you will need:

  • Leather conditioner
  • Microfiber cloth
  • painters tape (optional)

There are many methods of removing car wax stains from the plastic trim on cars, which is why you should not sweat it when you notice a car wax stain. This method, like method 1 and 2, is easy to carry out and should take very little time to complete.

  1. Again if you would like to play it safe you should use the painters tape to tape off the paint around the plastic trim.
  2. Apply a small amount to leather conditioner to a microfiber cloth. Ensure the microfiber cloth is clean of any residue. Make sure you use only enough leather conditioner to remove the car wax stains effectively.
  3. Gently wipe the plastic trim with the leather conditioner and the microfiber cloth.
  4. You can continue to wipe the plastic trim until the car wax stain has been removed. You can change the microfiber cloth and reapply the leather conditioner as needed.
  5. Using a clean microfiber cloth wipe away any of the remaining oil from the leather conditioner. You do not want to leave this on the plastic trim.
  6. Once you believe the stain has been removed inspect the area. If the stain has been removed you can remove the painters tape from the paint. Remember to do this gently so that you do not damage the paint with the tape.