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      06-27-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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So, new question...

A long while back I got my car "detailed" by a pretty shady detailer. His work was what prompted me to start looking here and learning to do things myself.

On the panels his work was pretty good, but I was also pretty inexperienced in what to look for at the time. The car looked nice and all, but his prep work was kind of bad. I don't think that he taped the car up before polishing/waxing. Now I know what a lame job he really did because I know a little bit more myself

That being said, for a while now I've had some residue on some parts of the trim. I don't have any pictures now, but some of the rubber trim parts in the crevices on the roof, etc have that residue. When I did my first full detail, I taped like everything on the car as not to add to any of the residue still there.

What is the best way to remove this? I've tried a couple of things and it didn't seem to work very well, but I am getting ready to do some work on the car and want to pick the right product to remove that stuff. If you need pics, I can probably snap a couple when I get home later.
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I did the shady detail on my car, I have dried wax on the rubber trim!!
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Dupont Prepsol. You'll probably have to get it from an auto body supply store, but the stuff works great.
http://pc.dupont.com/dpc/en/US/html/...9397_3919S.pdf
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Maybe try a detail brush first. Since you don't know what the residue is, it's harder to suggest a cleaning product.

Try PMing Martin at Auto Finesse to see what products he might be able to offer.
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yes use soft detail brush
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Use an apc with a detail brush and then a trim restorer after?
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I did the shady detail on my car, I have dried wax on the rubber trim!!
Troll harder.

Thanks to the rest of you with real suggestions.
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Troll harder.

Thanks to the rest of you with real suggestions.
I was being serious I too have the same problem, but I did it on my own. - If I was going to troll this thread, I would tell you to do a search. Thanks for being a doucher tho.
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I was being serious I too have the same problem, but I did it on my own. - If I was going to troll this thread, I would tell you to do a search. Thanks for being a doucher tho.
Whoops, sorry! Thought you were trying to mock me and say I did it myself. I misunderstood.

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