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Old 04-01-2013, 07:15 AM   #1
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Bumperette Cleaning

I am a newbie in the Boxster community and need some help.
Waxing my car I drop some wax on my unpainted black bumperette, it is hard to clean because of the texture. Any advise on how to clean it and remove the wax stains would be appreciated.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:23 AM   #2
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Take 'em off. Send to Bumperplugs, and order a set in the same color as your car. Done. Completely updates your ass-end.

And adds about 7.5 butt dyno HP's, too.

My work is done, here.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:42 AM   #3
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Remove them, & put them in the dishwasher.
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I've used the Mothers' brand Back-to-black on my bumperettes. Seems to work. Use some with a toothbrush to get the wax out. I get mine at Autozone and use it on my old R model bmw motorcycle too.
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I've heard scrubbing in some peanut butter with a tooth brush and then rinsing it off removed the stains and brings them back to black.
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Dish soap and a toothbrush works just fine for stray wax on the bumperettes and top.
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Dish soap and a toothbrush works just fine for stray wax on the bumperettes and top.
Yeah, but use original Dawn, not the wimpy stuff that has stuff in it to keep your little hands nice and soft. Dawn is also great for stripping off your wax.
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Great Information! Thanks for all your help. Great forum!
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:12 AM   #9
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I've heard scrubbing in some peanut butter with a tooth brush and then rinsing it off removed the stains and brings them back to black.
That's for getting gum out of your hair
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That's for getting gum out of your hair
Who knew peanut butter had so many functions besides eating it.
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Who knew peanut butter had so many functions besides eating it.
You can eat it!!??
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You can eat it!!??
Well, as long as no one around you has an allergy to it - seems to be the new rule in many places.

On that note - don't clean your bumperettes with PB if anyone who might come in contact with them has a peanut allergy!
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Well, as long as no one around you has an allergy to it - seems to be the new rule in many places.

On that note - don't clean your bumperettes with PB if anyone who might come in contact with them has a peanut allergy!
I was just kidding of course. But PB, believe it or not, will relieve hiccups. A tablespoon will get rid of mine in seconds.
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Yuk. I'd rather have the hiccups.
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I'm a "root cause" kinda guy. Solve the problem going forward. Next time you are going to detail your car, spend a few minutes, and mask off, with blue painter's tape, areas that you do not want the wax and polishes to hit/touch.

A few minutes (30-60 for an entire car, depending) invested in this process, will yeild dividends in the end.
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I usually do a light wash after waxing anyways to get rid of the car polish dust and wax over-run on rubber parts. The white stuff usually comes off with a bugs scrubber sponge.
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