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    Default How to Clean polish from plastic?

    well as the topic says.

    the clio has abit of excess polish on the windscreen panel ( inbetween the windscreen and the bonnet) the dealer polished the car and were far from careful.

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    so whats the best way to get rid of this crap... looks awful. i wash thinking prepsol but not sure if that should be used on plastic or not. anyone got any handy tips fomr removing excess polish from plastic???

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    A soft pencil rubber has been known to work ...

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    I've read on some American forums that peanut butter works.

    I've never tried it myself, but I guess there's no harm in trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pug307
    I've read on some American forums that peanut butter works.

    I've never tried it myself, but I guess there's no harm in trying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pug307
    I've read on some American forums that peanut butter works.

    I've never tried it myself, but I guess there's no harm in trying.

    they say to use peanut butter for everything!!! I don't get it, it just makes an oily smelly mess even on toast!!! Next they'll suggest toothpaste
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    they say to use peanut butter for everything!!! I don't get it, it just makes an oily smelly mess even on toast!!! Next they'll suggest toothpaste
    Don't laugh, I used toothpaste to polish out a few scratches on my watch, thanks to the advice of a fellow AFer

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    Toothpaste is a great soft polish and is often used as the final abrasive in a series of finer and final abrasives.
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    Default Meguiar's cleaners

    Meguiar's make two products for cleaning clear plastic. I used to use them on the rear window of my MX-5 but I also used them on other plastic on the car to good effect.

    They are:
    Mirror Glaze Professional 'Clear Plastic Cleaner' No 17
    Mirror Glaze Professional 'Clear Plastic Polish' No 10

    They'd be worth trying but your best bet (if the area is black) is probably their 'Gold Class Trim Detailer' - here's their description of that one:

    Gold Class Trim Detailer uses new technology to instantly restore color and richness to faded and discolored trim and molding...but the amazing part is how Trim Detailer protects the surface so well that the "like new" appearance lasts for weeks...not days. Trim Detailer also removes unwanted contaminants and wax residue. Use on porous and non-porous black surfaces like plastic bumpers and trim, moldings, air vents, window trim and window blades and arms.

    Check them out at http://www.meguiars.com/ (no I'm not allied to Meguiar's in any way but I've used their products for years and swear by them).
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