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So, I've always done it, but I've never been sure it was necessary...<p>Anyway, is there any good reason to wax the bumpers, sideview mirrors, and the trunk panel since they're all plastic? (I know they're painted and all, but are they painted in the same way as the actual metal paneling of the car?<p>TIA for any insight!
 

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Re: Any reason to wax bumpers, mirrors, trunk panel? (StarmanDXE)

Regardless of what is underneath, you wax to prevent the paint from being damaged, not the substrate.
 

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Re: Any reason to wax bumpers, mirrors, trunk panel? (AthruC)

Alright, makes sense. Thanks.<p>BTW, any tips for not getting wax on my <i>stupid</i> plastic trim...? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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If you only wax once or twice a year, it's worth the extra few minutes to just tape it off with the 3m blue painter's tape.
 

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Yes, tape works well. Or you could try a wax/sealant which will not turn the trim white. A couple I have used that won't turn the trim white is Collinite No. 845, Klasse All-in-One, and Klasse Sealant Glaze
 

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Mr. Clean dry earser will take off the wax on the black trim.
 

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<-Another fan to the blue painters tape
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LloydDobler</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you only wax once or twice a year, it's worth the extra few minutes to just tape it off with the 3m blue painter's tape.</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Agreed. Scrubbing the wax OFF the plastic trim is a pain in the butt.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PureDrive07</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Mr. Clean dry earser will take off the wax on the black trim.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Is the Mr. Clean Dry Eraser abrasive? I've always assumed they were and I never dared to use one.
 

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Re: (LiLaZnDJBoY)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LiLaZnDJBoY</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is the Mr. Clean Dry Eraser abrasive? I've always assumed they were and I never dared to use one.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yes. That's how it works. It's a very fine abrasive. You wet it down, and it's basically like wet sanding.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StarmanDXE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Yes. That's how it works. It's a very fine abrasive. You wet it down, and it's basically like wet sanding.</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Got it. Thanks!
 
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