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Old 06-14-2012, 10:33 AM
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Need a wax that doesn't turn black trim white.

I've used P21 wax on my new X5, and where I hit the black trim it turns white and is very difficult to remove. Is there a good quality wax that won't make the black trim turn white? As we 2012 X5 owners know, there is a lot of black vinyl on these vehicles. Thanks!
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:46 AM
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I use KAIO topped with Collinite 845. You can skip the KAIO as it is more a cleaner then anything else. I actually wax all my plastic trim so I don't have to dress it seperate. Most spray waxes are fine as well just don't last as long as the 845 and it is so easy to use.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:59 AM
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Zaino won't turn trim white!
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:32 PM
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Opt-seal will not make trims white
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:15 AM
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use tape and mask the car up before you do any work on it.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:53 AM
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use tape and mask the car up before you do any work on it.
No point when waxing. Just use the correct products.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:21 AM
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Getting some wax in or on the trim is impossible at times. What you need is product that will remove it. My go to for this is Poorboys World, Trim Restore. Depending on the trim if it's grainey then use a old tooth brush, put some on the brush and brush the trim, wipe off with a MF towel.. The plus is it makes the trim look new again and protects it. If its smooth, then a cotton applicator with some TR on it and it will clean the area up real fast buff with a cotton towel.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:53 AM
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:32 PM
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:13 PM
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use tape and mask the car up before you do any work on it.
That sounds like good advice to me for a car that has lots of trim. My 335i isn't so bad, and so I'm sometimes lazy about taping it up.

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No point when waxing. Just use the correct products.
The OP is asking for the correct products, and since I also would like to know, maybe you could share which ones they are? I haven't used my 476S in a while, but one of the main reasons I picked it over FK1000P (when curious about longer lasting waxes) is because it's supposed to be more forgiving on trim. Not "correct" as in no problem at all, just more forgiving; I would still recommend taping with this stuff on the OP's vehicle.

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Getting some wax in or on the trim is impossible at times. What you need is product that will remove it. My go to for this is Poorboys World, Trim Restore. Depending on the trim if it's grainey then use a old tooth brush, put some on the brush and brush the trim, wipe off with a MF towel.. The plus is it makes the trim look new again and protects it. If its smooth, then a cotton applicator with some TR on it and it will clean the area up real fast buff with a cotton towel.
Thanks for the suggestion, and techniques, perhaps I'll pick some up in the future.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:45 AM
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The OP is asking for the correct products, and since I also would like to know, maybe you could share which ones they are? I haven't used my 476S in a while, but one of the main reasons I picked it over FK1000P (when curious about longer lasting waxes) is because it's supposed to be more forgiving on trim. Not "correct" as in no problem at all, just more forgiving; I would still recommend taping with this stuff on the OP's vehicle.
See post #2. The only time I tape any more is when polishing.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:46 AM
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:22 AM
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I'll add to the list HD POXY and HD NITRO SEAL - both products should be applied to trim and windows in addition to the paint.

http://www.3dproducts.com/HD-Poxy.html?a_aid=8013

http://www.3dproducts.com/HD-Nitro-Seal.html?a_aid=8013
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:10 PM
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I LOVE poorboys polishes!! easy on and easy off
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