Engine Degreaser on Trim

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  1. Original

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    Okay so stupid me decided to use 3/4 a can degreasing my semi-clean engine.. and I got it all over the black plastic piece that covers that cabin air filter right behind the hood.

    It left these light brown speckles EVERYWHERE on this black trim but nowhere else. Anyone know of a way to get this off? I hope I'm not screwed :hs:
     
  2. Buck-O

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    Pictures would be most helpful, as would the product used.

    Most likely you probibly discolored the plastic from one of the chemicles inthe cleaner.

    But it may also be somthing just as simple as the plastic getting dried out.

    WHo knows, hard to say without pics.
     
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    Pics would help but engine degreasers have petroleum distillates in them and they aren't good for plastic.
     
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    They basically look like water spots that somewhat dissapear when wet, but get really white and apparant again when they dry. Not sure what to work with when dealing with plastic :dunno: It was called "SNAP Engine Degreaser" .. last time I buy offbrand products for cheap where I work :hs:

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    Also notice the grease on the edge of the plastic from the guy's hands at Valveline when he replaced my cabin air filter. Have yet to get that off :sadwavey:

    That piece of trim hasn't been good to me lately :hs:
     
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    You might be able to polish it out with Vanilla Moose, it works very well on plastics.
     
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    Really? I've always wanted to order their products anyway but never got around to it :hs:

    I might give it a try :hsd:
     

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