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 Post subject: paint contaminants on painted plastic trim panels.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:51 pm 
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So, after a long-overdue wash last weekend, I identified the normal spots of tar and gook on the paint that needed extra care, around the exhaust, etc. Normally a few dabs of meguiars paint cleaner will make short order of the grit and leave things smooth. This time, I found a LOT of junk down by the front edges of the rear fender flares (back, bottom edge of the rear doors). The body panels cleaned up fine, but the fenders seemed to hold onto the road gunk WAY more than normal. I tried a little 409 incase it needed a little degreasing...nada.

I'm worried to rub any products too hard there since the painted plastic panels are so darned soft anyway. Can I clay-bar that surface? I've never tried the plastic before and don't want to find out it's a bad idea after the fact.

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 Post subject: Re: paint contaminants on painted plastic trim panels.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:54 pm 
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Clay it. Pretty easy to do...
http://www.jeepkj.com/forum/showthread.php?t=44456

Just polish/ wax afterward!

Would a shine like this satisfy you? :D
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 Post subject: Re: paint contaminants on painted plastic trim panels.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:10 pm 
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How did I know you'd have an answer for the problem, HJ ...

Thanks for that and yes, I'd love to have to come down and detail my KJ for me :)

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 Post subject: Re: paint contaminants on painted plastic trim panels.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:05 pm 
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For Bright Silver Metallic, I'd use Meguire's NXT 2.0. Or anything synthetic, tend to work the best on cooler colors. Polish...you're choice. Probably Meguire's #7.

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 Post subject: Re: paint contaminants on painted plastic trim panels.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:01 pm 
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oh if what hoosier recommended does not work for some crazy strange reason there is a website i know off that might have some solutions too. it is a detailing website but i didn't know if i could post the link for another website up here. don't want to get in trouble! =] clay bar should work though. you can use that thing for anything lol. hoosier i know you like to keep you jeep clean so if you want to check out the website let me know. maybe you will find some more products to clean your jeep up with!

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 Post subject: Re: paint contaminants on painted plastic trim panels.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:54 am 
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Post it up, pretty sure it's safe. I mean I post links all the time. :)

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 Post subject: Re: paint contaminants on painted plastic trim panels.
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http://www.detailingbliss.com/
it's a good website to find everything about detailing.
there are the beginner detailers like me to pros that spend a couple grand on just wax lol.

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