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Sorry if this has been asked before.


But one thing that has been bothering me since ordering my car. Is that in the past when I have waxed a car any overspill onto the rubber trim it leaves white marks on the plastic. Is there any new products that don't leave any marks.



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If you ask 10 people for car polishing advice you will get 10 different answers. If you want something that provides a great protective shiny finish with very little work try Fenwick's 'Bobby Dazzler'. Ignore the crap name and give it a try it's excellent, available from Halfords and a little goes a long way! Good luck. PS I don't own shares in the company. The advertising blurb .....

Fenwick's Bobby Dazzler is a unique finish not just for caravans and motorhomes, but also for cars, lorries and vans. Bobby Dazzler is used in the rinse off water to provide a protective coat, that enhances the shine that is already there. Bobby Dazzler repels water very quickly, this helps dry the vehicle quickly, it also keeps it cleaner for longer and makes it easier to clean next time. Bobby Dazzler was designed after years spent finding problems caused by the misuse of wax polishes. Most of the difficult or problematic vehicles to clean have been polished at some time or another. Waxes cause a problem when they have been applied incorrectly i.e. used to remove stains (all you achieve is to lock the stains under a layer of wax), applied to a dirty vehicle and applied unevenly.

It might not show immediately but after 6 months to a year the wax will start to cause a problem. The wax degrades due to environmental attack (UV, wind, rain, heat, and cold) it becomes rough and discolours. Water runs very slowly over the surface leaving the dirt behind, black streaks return very quickly and the vehicle becomes harder and harder to keep clean. Most people would now polish the vehicle again, but all they end up doing is locking that layer of dirty degraded wax under another layer of wax. What should really happen, is the wax polish should be removed, not an easy task and then polished again. This is a skilled job and hard work, also very difficult to do without removing any paint from the vehicle. Why go to all this hassle, only to cause problems and hard work?

Fenwick's Bobby Dazzler is simply applied in the rinse off water. At 1 capful per 4 litres of water, it goes a very long way. Bobby Dazzler protects against road traffic film, salt spray, acid rain, rust, and airborne pollutants. It contains algae and mould inhibitor to slow their return. When the vehicle becomes dirty, it is easily washed as the dirt is stuck to the Bobby Dazzler and not the surface of the vehicle. When the vehicle is washed the Bobby Dazzler is washed off, so it does not build up and cause problems.

Fenwick's Bobby Dazzler is made of the highest quality raw materials and is biodegradable and safe on all surfaces.
 

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Did you know you said "Bobby Dazzler" ten times in your post


Its much the same as Demon Shine dont you think, where it is used in the final rinse.
 

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I 'cut and pasted' the advertising blurb hence the multiple repetition of the words xxxxx xxxxx. Sorry, it does sound a bit anal when I re read it!
 

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Not sure what the wife uses
 

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I've been using Muc-Off
 

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The best thing you can do is mask the rubber. It's common practice for detailers and valeters. 3M make a good range of masking tape spefically for this task.
 

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Tesoc bumper restorer (aerosol) is good at removing polish marks on plastic and is very cheap.

Fenwick's Bxxxy Dxxxxxx mentioned once or twice above is really a rinse adative...Fenwick's also do a wax wash in a white bottle that gives good results...followed by Bxxxy Dxxxxxx (there, said it again).
 

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Good old fashion Mr sheen. Motorcycle news rated it one of the best for polishing bike fairings and it does work well. only ever used it on plastic bits of car trim but cleans them up like new.
 

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Yep Mr Sheen is good for the bike fairings and other plastic panels. Used it on bike and car and is a good product for an easy clean and polish.

With using Mr Sheen on my Hayabusa I gain another 10mph top end, so its very good at reducing drag.

Awaiting Andy to rubbish me now


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Mylee said:
Smooth peanut butter works a treat at removing white polish marks 
I expect you get lots of insects attached instead
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I saw Body Shield Pro advertised by Tiff Niddel so thought I'd give it a go. Basically you don't use any water just spray on (even over dirt) and buff off with different cloth (both cloths supplied) and it really works with a really deep shine plus rain just rolls off.
 

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ConnachtMan said:
I saw Body Shield Pro advertised by Tiff Niddel so thought I'd give it a go. Basically you don't use any water just spray on (even over dirt) and buff off with different cloth (both cloths supplied) and it really works with a really deep shine plus rain just rolls off.







You will wreck your paint. Simple.
 
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