Trim stained from 3MFI

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  1. NorthPac

    NorthPac New Member

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    While polishing a black 02 Chev Trail Blazer I left 3MFI splatter on the black door handles which in turn stained the trim off white. Boy did I make a mistake, I knew I should taped, brain fart. I tried cleaning the trim with 3m wax remover, degreaser no luck, and trying different trim renew products to bring back the black again did some good but not good enough. I figured I might have to restain the trim or just buy new handles?
    Anyone got any good ideals?

    Thanks
     
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    Peanut Butter
     
  3. NorthPac

    NorthPac New Member

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    "Peanut Butter" how did you know that my ex was like Peanut Butter that speads for everyone? damm she does get around.

    What about Peanut Butter?
     
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    use it to remove the splatter. Or you can try the MrClean magic eraser.
     
  5. NorthPac

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    The door handles was mostly "stained white", they are made of the black plastic door handles. I tried most of everything excite for bleach. I will try Peanut Butter.
    I'm just wondering has anyone tried to restain plactic before and would it work on the door handles?
    I will buy some black plastic stain and stain away, nothing else to lose besides buying news one for the costomer. live & learn :)

    Thanks for helping
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Buy some painter's tape for buffing in the future.
     
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    I had good luck with a similar product. Aerosol glass cleaner - spray on and wiped/rubbed. Took the wax off my trim below the windshield, so might help for you.

    ~B
     
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    meh, my cars also have this porous black trim and if wax falls on it = death

    try a toothbrush and back to black, scrub it gently.
     
  9. NorthPac

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    I tried 3M wax removal / degreaser /w rag and or brush without N/L the trim is STAINED will not come out!
    What I would like to know is has anyone tried to stain trim before or paint trim? Come on guys/gals someone most of had the same problem as I?
    That 3MFI most have bleach in it?
    If anyone can help me and I will do your next detail job myself!
     
  10. Robb

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    did you try PB, the oils in pb should remove it
     
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    even if you try to dye it its gonna stay there and most dyes dry to a flat color so that wont do any good. I doubt the black magic would work either its moreless just going to cover it up but even then if you cover it up your still gonna be able to see white on the handle. Im still leaning towards the Magic eraser.
     
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    There is a product called back to black also. It is probably the same and the Forever black. I have seen in in euro car parts catalogs.
     
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    BY FAR, GR-40 cleaner from www.topoftheline.com

    I've tried trim dressings, dyes, cleaners, and basic cleaners before. This stuff blows it away.
     

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