When wax dries on plastic trim, it creates a white haze that is as hard on the eyes as it is hard to remove. That being said, waxing your car should be a catch-22! If you remember to cover your plastic trim while you wax, you can achieve an optimal paint shine and an equally lustrous black trim.
Use spray-on wax remover for your car
Spray-on wax removers are concocted to dissolve wax trapped on plastic trim. It is easy to apply and maneuver into hard-to-reach spots. You can purchase wax remover at most general retailers, automotive stores, and online.
Removing car wax with rubbing alcohol
Not only is rubbing alcohol an inexpensive way to remove wax from plastic trim, you probably already have it on hand. Simply dip a soft cloth or old toothbrush in the alcohol and scrub it onto the area with the build-up. Once the spot comes clean, wipe with a damp clean cloth.
Is your child's pencil case laying around somewhere? Using a pencil eraser is a surprisingly effective way to remove wax from plastic.. A pencil eraser is a great way to access hard-to-reach areas or you can purchase a larger rubber school eraser. Simply rub the area in circular motions and the old wax will fall off in crumbs.
Use a magic eraser on your car
For the best results, only use the Magic Eraser on your car's trim. It could potentially damage your clear coat or car paint.
If you don't get wax on your trim, you won't need to clean it off. Before waxing, remember to tape off the areas you want to shield from the wax application. Painter's tape will do the trick and it will also easily peel off after the new wax has been applied.