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Dan PA
08-22-2012, 02:21 AM
I'm having trouble cleaning the black plastic trim that goes around the wheel wells and bottom of the car/bumper, recommended products or techniques?

StackH
08-22-2012, 07:28 AM
What exactly is it that you are trying to clean e.g. mud, tar etc ? If it's just that the trim has lost it's shine, try Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel.

under200
08-22-2012, 07:38 AM
Turtle wax ICE detailer's spray. Can use it on the entire outside of the vehicle, paint and black plastic trim.

jsg22
08-22-2012, 08:20 AM
Go to a site like auto geek.net and look at some of their exterior cleaners and protectants. As soon as I got my CX-5 home I put a paint sealant on the paint and a sealant specifically made for the black trim. This will protect it from UVA/UVB rays and fading/cracking over time and will keep the paint in great shape longer than a typical wax will.

nycx5
08-22-2012, 09:45 AM
Aerospace 303 or Black Wow has always worked well for me. Aerospace 303 has great UVA/UVB protection.

Gio26NJ
08-22-2012, 10:36 AM
Turtle Wax Black Spray Detailer, this is what I use both in between waxings on the vehicle and the trim. For people who don't have a black CX-5 of course you would only use this on the trim.

Hank3
08-22-2012, 11:36 AM
Aerospace 303 or Black Wow has always worked well for me. Aerospace 303 has great UVA/UVB protection.

+1 on the Aerospace

tsedhun69
09-04-2012, 12:42 PM
u might think crazy ......try creamy peanut butter with microfiber cloth .....rub it all around then after 10mins use clean microfiber cloth rub and u'll see the shine...no need to buy chemicals stuff which may harm the paint .....oil from the peanut butter does the job....i did it and it really came out nice..

blackfin1
09-09-2012, 12:12 PM
arm and hammer magic eraser is the best. I had built up wax on my plastic and tried acetone, goo gone, you name it and the only thing that worked was the magic eraser.

Sal

Applauso
09-09-2012, 12:20 PM
u might think crazy ......try creamy peanut butter with microfiber cloth .....rub it all around then after 10mins use clean microfiber cloth rub and u'll see the shine...no need to buy chemicals stuff which may harm the paint .....oil from the peanut butter does the job....i did it and it really came out nice.. Just tried it. Left it for 10 minutes, went outside and the kids had eaten the car!

Lupi
09-14-2012, 11:23 AM
I'm having trouble cleaning the black plastic trim that goes around the wheel wells and bottom of the car/bumper, recommended products or techniques?

I use my motorcycle cleaner/polish called Orignal. It comes in a Black and Pink spray can. Works great on paint and plastic, also removes bug splatter off of the shiney front plastic.

IHeartGroceries
09-14-2012, 12:48 PM
Just tried it. Left it for 10 minutes, went outside and the kids had eaten the car!

hahaha!!! That's great!

I have been using Mother's Back to Black on exterior plastics for over 10 years now. A kid who detailed motorcycles back in high school recommended it to me. Been using it ever since.

ta240
09-18-2012, 02:59 PM
I've got a shelf full of products and so far this is what I like the best on the CX5 http://www.autogeek.net/wolfgang-trim-sealant.html
the 303 doesn't last long enough for me most times on the exterior.

MazdaDriverNJ
09-27-2012, 10:21 PM
Just tried it. Left it for 10 minutes, went outside and the kids had eaten the car!
Thanks for the laugh!!! :)