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Peanut Butter and Wax


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Ok, I was well aware of the Peanut Butter/Oil trick way before I even knew about Adam's. However since I have been on the forums I have seen other tell people it takes wax off plastic and I myself have told people that.

 

So here is my question... Its more geared toward 3 or 4 certain people....

 

Has Adam's ever thought about making a type of polish that uses Peanut Oils to remove wax from plastic?

 

I would much rather buy something like that rather than use a jar of good peanut butter.

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I would much rather buy something like that rather than use a jar of good peanut butter.

 

Why? Dont take this the wrong way, but why pay $20 for something that a $2 jar of PB can do. You dont need to waste a whole jar, just take a spoonful. I myself would rather waste 2oz of PB than $20.

 

If you must purchase something separate, Mr Clean magic eraser works well too!

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Jason, I always used APC or Simple Green to remove wax from plastic. It takes a little more scrubbing, but works. The first time I ever did the PB trick was on the Saleen detail. It worked very well. I didn't know about that trick until you posted it. Why wouldn't you use a trick that you posted? Who knows, maybe your trick help me put my detail over the top. Thanks for posting it.

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Why wouldn't you use a trick that you posted? Who knows, maybe your trick help me put my detail over the top. Thanks for posting it.

 

I dont like using my trick because it gets messy and peanut butter tends to stick to my hand or knife and then getting it off is some what of a pain sometimes.

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errr i understand it the penut oil that dose the trick but ........

 

think about am alternative, WOULD BABY OIL WORK??????? if so that fixes the mess issue and you can get small $3 bottles of it 4@ if its off brand for a huge one lol never tried it is why i was asking. just seems like the baby oil would prob do same trick no ?

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think about am alternative, WOULD BABY OIL WORK??????? if so that fixes the mess issue and you can get small $3 bottles of it 4@ if its off brand for a huge one lol never tried it is why i was asking. just seems like the baby oil would prob do same trick no ?

 

What makes you think baby oil would do the same?

 

The oil from the peanut is what gets the wax off the plastic. I doubt baby oil would work. That's kind of like saying motor oil would do the same thing.

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What makes you think baby oil would do the same?

 

The oil from the peanut is what gets the wax off the plastic. I doubt baby oil would work. That's kind of like saying motor oil would do the same thing.

 

not really baby oil has a more oily consistency then the PB (i did a comparison by feel test ) + its safe for babies skin so i doubt it would damage plastic trim

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I'm pretty sure that its the PEANUT part of the oil that gets it loose. I have never heard anyone ever say baby oil works. Try it.

:lolsmack::lol::lolsmack::lol:

 

 

Was just a idea that popped in head...... in fact i said in my first post i wasn't sure it would work cause i never tried it, but i will eventually lol.

 

Errr you are probably right about the Peanut part but i do not know enough about the chemical break down which allows for wax removal (using the PB).

If its just the fact that "oil" is being absorbed by the wax & trim (making it more pliable or soft) easier to remove then other oils should be able used. And among them Baby oil offer the most oily consistency I could think of, While still being safe for trim (the whole baby skin safe thing).

And even if the PEANUT solely is responsible then it would seem there should be an alternative that would match its use. Maybe another nut oil IDK.

It was just a brain storming attempt as i have heard this trick a lot over years but i am allergic to peanuts even very small amounts.

 

I have always used a trim cleaner and tons of elbow grease

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I'm pretty sure that its the PEANUT part of the oil that gets it loose. I have never heard anyone ever say baby oil works. Try it.

I think it's the BUTTER part. The consistency of the peanut butter helps contain the oils and allow it to be applied to the surface that is being cleaned vs. baby oil that would drip over whatever is below the door handle (or what ever you are cleaning).

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Well, I have not used the peanut butter or the oil but I have used Adams Leather cleaner. I spray it on a mf towel and it takes the wax off, then treat it with the VRT. So far it has worked on every car I have done. Doesn't take much.

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Well, I have not used the peanut butter or the oil but I have used Adams Leather cleaner. I spray it on a mf towel and it takes the wax off, then treat it with the VRT. So far it has worked on every car I have done. Doesn't take much.

 

I may have to wax some plastic to try this!

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Why not just use rubbing alcohol? I have a bottle of 50/50 water and rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle that I use to wipe down the care if I'm using sealant, removes any residual wax or product.

 

 

I think alcohol will dry your plastic out. I don't recommend it.

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