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Guest84
03-25-2002, 06:43 AM
I recalled someone not liking this product because of longevity(same problem I have with Griots Vinyl and Rubber dressing). Found it on sale so for $3 I said "what the hell.." Used it on my mudflaps and tires. We'll see how long it lasts...post your observations of this product if you used it before please.

Sjumper
03-25-2002, 07:38 AM
I tried it on the black trim to cover the white residue from wax (before I started using Zaino). It did a good job at making the trim look better but didn't last. A bit of rain will wash it off. Since then, I used smooth peanut butter (actually, the crunchy type but picked out the peanuts:D ) and the wax residue is gone, not just hidden.

SONET
03-25-2002, 06:00 PM
Peanut butter?! I am guessing this is a joke, but I'll bite just in case. :) I have used some pretty weird stuff on my cars, but this has to be the most random thing I've ever heard!

How did you apply it? Did you cover it with anything after you applied it?

Or maybe a better question would be, what the he11 ever made you think of using peanut butter??

While taking a snack break while looking over car detail job: "Yum, this is the best PBJ sandwich I've ever had. What the... did I accidentally get some wax on that trim? Maybe this PB will do the trick! {swipes some out of sandwich and applies it with finger} Imagine that, it works!" heh

--SONET

Kaz
03-25-2002, 06:08 PM
I've had the same experience with Back to Black. I used it on my old car on faded black plastic, and it did an OK job (especially if it was reapplied a day or two later), but it would last a couple of weeks or a month at best. It might work better if you kept it up, to where some of it would get 'worked in' to the material. I dunno.

alee
03-25-2002, 06:13 PM
Originally posted by SONET
Peanut butter?! I am guessing this is a joke, but I'll bite just in case. :) I have used some pretty weird stuff on my cars, but this has to be the most random thing I've ever heard!
Believe it or not, peanut butter is the best thing to use to remove excess wax residue from your black trim pieces.

It's an old trick that I've heard over the years... I thought it was crazy until I tried it myself. Careful with chunky peanut butter or it will swirl (that isn't a joke). Smooth and creamy does the job. :thumb:

Dr. Phil
03-25-2002, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by alee

Believe it or not, peanut butter is the best thing to use to remove excess wax residue from your black trim pieces.

It's an old trick that I've heard over the years... I thought it was crazy until I tried it myself. Careful with chunky peanut butter or it will swirl (that isn't a joke). Smooth and creamy does the job. :thumb:
Same here:D

Had some residue last week that appeared from waxing a few days earlier:( a little JIF and voila no more white residue on the trim:thumb:

ad
03-26-2002, 06:00 PM
I've been using Mothers Back to Black for some time now. It does a good job of hiding the white residue on the black panels, however I've noticed it only lasts a week or two at best. And of course if it rains, then the white marks are back. I have used pb and that has worked well on my previous car, haven't had to use it just yet on the '02. I wish BMW would just make them body colored, I wonder why they don't??

:)

JPinTO
03-28-2002, 09:35 AM
I have back to black... lasts for a month or so. Then the white residue reappears.

Peanut butter works fine, but it's annoying to apply & stinks.

Black Again is supposed to be the best.
http://www.properautocare.com./blacagextrim.html

alee
03-28-2002, 09:38 AM
Originally posted by JPinTO
Peanut butter works fine, but it's annoying to apply & stinks.
Your peanut butter stinks? Remind me not to eat at your house. :yikes:

eugeneDC/TX
03-28-2002, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by JPinTO
I have back to black... lasts for a month or so. Then the white residue reappears.

Black Again is supposed to be the best.
http://www.properautocare.com./blacagextrim.html

didnt car care used to recommend b2b, but doesnt anymore cuz the brand was sold and the new stuff isnt the same as the old?

johnlew
03-28-2002, 10:42 AM
Originally posted by eugeneDC/TX


didnt car care used to recommend b2b, but doesnt anymore cuz the brand was sold and the new stuff isnt the same as the old?

yup!

Chris330Ci
03-28-2002, 11:16 AM
Originally posted by JPinTO
Peanut butter works fine, but it's annoying to apply & stinks.


How exactly does one go about applying and removing PB once it's on? Is it something to do with the oil? Anybody try plain old peanut oil? :dunno:

Dr. Phil
03-28-2002, 11:31 AM
Originally posted by Chris330ci


How exactly does one go about applying and removing PB once it's on? Is it something to do with the oil? Anybody try plain old peanut oil? :dunno:
Not sure about the oil, we had this discussion last week.

PB discussion on wax residue (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3909)

I used my fingers to apply it and cotton terry to remove it. Then my dog got the towel from the laundry pile and went nuts:D

JPinTO
03-28-2002, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by alee

Your peanut butter stinks? Remind me not to eat at your house. :yikes:

Yah, have you ever noticed how peanut butter stinks of.... umm, peanut butter. :p I noticed an increased presence of squirrels and cats around my car after the application.

JPinTO
03-28-2002, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by Chris330ci


How exactly does one go about applying and removing PB once it's on? Is it something to do with the oil? Anybody try plain old peanut oil? :dunno:

It's messy. I just used a cloth to apply and and worked it in there. I don't think it's just the oil. Not a easy process but it works well.

Guest84
03-29-2002, 10:41 AM
Haven't tried it myself, but I would assume that "Chunky-style" would not cut it. :D

zx7rhitch
03-24-2006, 10:51 AM
Im currently using mothers back to black it seems to work well the longevity of it seems to be a lot better then most.I dont believe you could make it last any longer without using some sort of dye.......