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post #1 of 11 Old 02-20-2015, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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How do I get wax out/off of plastic?

I got some wax on the plastic faux-composite pieces of my bike. Anyone got tips on how to clean it up/off?

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I got some wax on the plastic faux-composite pieces of my bike. Anyone got tips on how to clean it up/off?
Might try some Goo Gone. It's supposed to work on wax anyway. As always, you might want to test it on a less visible place first though.
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I always like this thread.

Try a little peanut butter on a paper towel. - Seriously, it works.

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In the future, you might want to use something like Protect-All. I use it on pretty much the whole bike, paint, plastic, faux carbon fiber, headlights, seat, windshield, helmet visor, doesn't seem to hurt anything and it leaves a slick finish like wax.

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Peanut oil.

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Kerosene works awesome on chain wax. I use stoners "trim shine" on the plastic, works great, no streaks or anything.
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-20-2015, 08:45 PM
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+1 what Mr Black said - peanut oil...

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You could try a little liquid wax wipe it on soften the wax already on there and wipe it off.

I have also had good luck with spray polish, like bike spirts or Honda spray polish but I bet even pledge would work, spray it on use your finger to work the liquid in then wipe off and polish.
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as big B said wd-40 works great.
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