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Hi,
I have waxed my HRV each year since I bought it and have found
that getting wax on the black trim around the wheel wells and the rocker
panels is a pain in the a&* to remove. This year I decide to use painters tape
to mask off the black trim. Took about 10 minutes to mask off trim, made life
much easier :) When I got wax on the trim I used Mothers Black Trim Restoration
to clean it up but it took about 3 coats to completely remove the excess wax. I found
masking it off makes it easier. Let me know what you think.
 

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That product is made to restore the black plastic trim back to it's original color. Here is a secret....a can of WD-40 or a jar of peanut butter works well too...try it
 

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Rather than that, use a final wax/ protectant /sealer that doesn’t make white marks on the trim. There are many… Meguires new hybrid ceramic spray wax is one.
 
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Nice outcome! A lot of work though.

As Glen e said
use a final wax/ protectant /sealer that doesn’t make white marks on the trim.
There are several hybrid ceramics available that don't whiten the unpainted plastic. The Meguires hybrid is good, as is Turtle Wax Spray N Shine. Even a Wax-As-You-Dry product will not whiten plastic (tho' it needs to be done a LOT more often than the ceramic hybrids).

Turtle Wax ICE was one of the first non-whitening synthetic waxes. But the ceramic hybrids are better.
 

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im a big fan of the ceramic hybrids. i use hydrosilex.
it reduces the few steps involved in applying the wax.
immediately after washing the car ( while the car is still wet) i apply the ceramic wax spray.
using the shammy i wipe it off. afterwards with the same shammy i use it on the interior.
 
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