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Re: Exterior trim
« Reply #15 on: 10 April 2012, 08:54:00 PM »
Damn! I really must try some silicone rubber lubricant sandwiches  :P

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Re: Exterior trim
« Reply #16 on: 10 April 2012, 09:07:09 PM »
I've used it for about 17 years. I was told about it by an old valet ear when I started out.

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Re: Exterior trim
« Reply #17 on: 12 April 2012, 01:13:35 PM »
Do you have to apply by knife - warm - cold or how. Interested to know as there appears to be some in the cupboard. I hate it and would rather lick the dogs....................but the wife seems to like it on toast :)
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Re: Exterior trim
« Reply #18 on: 12 April 2012, 01:24:24 PM »
What?? Dogs **** on toast?  :P

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Re: Exterior trim
« Reply #19 on: 12 April 2012, 01:48:43 PM »
Do you have to apply by knife - warm - cold or how.

I don't remember who gave the tip on the other place, but they said to put some in a cloth and start to rub. The oils work through the cloth and onto the plastic. I either did not have sufficient patience or their cloth was different to mine. I ended up trying a woven dishcloth/cleaning cloth so the peanut butter squeezed slightly through the holes. Worked a treat.

It's always possible they mistyped and meant to say on, but doing it that way you seem to be constantly dipping in the jar, and I'm sure your wife wouldn't be happy.
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Re: Exterior trim
« Reply #20 on: 13 April 2012, 11:19:44 PM »
Any cloth will do but preferably one like an old tshirt type material I found best.
The oils in the peanut butter are pure and natural unlike other stuff that's why they last so well and definitely won't stain anything you get it on. I even polished a panel just to see what the results would be. Strange but true it worked ok albeit a little bit smeary.  ( I'll be sticking to my usual polish for the paint)  :P

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Re: Exterior trim
« Reply #21 on: 13 April 2012, 11:58:17 PM »
Strange but true it worked ok albeit a little bit smeary.  ( I'll be sticking to my usual polish for the paint)  :P

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Re: Exterior trim
« Reply #22 on: 18 April 2012, 10:31:30 PM »
Still looks good after a month and a few washes.

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Re: Exterior trim
« Reply #23 on: 20 April 2015, 08:57:16 AM »
Peanut butter is a natural oil therefore won't damage the environment or the car or paintwork. Directions are just get it wipe some on and buff it up. I did my new saab before i just came to Scotland and still looks good. A week on.

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Re: Exterior trim
« Reply #24 on: 20 April 2015, 09:15:52 AM »
Peanut butter is a natural oil therefore won't damage the environment or the car or paintwork.

If you're going to do that then surely you'd buy groundnut oil from the supermarket as it's just peanut oil but will be cheaper and less messy?

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« Reply #25 on: 20 April 2015, 11:07:30 AM »
No you wouldn't. Putting a straight oil on would be far messier and attract a lot more dust/dirt plus peanut butter can be buffed to a pretty good shine.

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Re: Exterior trim
« Reply #26 on: 20 April 2015, 09:23:51 PM »
No you wouldn't. Putting a straight oil on would be far messier and attract a lot more dust/dirt plus peanut butter can be buffed to a pretty good shine.

...but you'd only use a very very small amount, it's the oil in peanut butter that works surely and you remove the peanut or have a very strange looking car...

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Re: Exterior trim
« Reply #27 on: 21 April 2015, 06:57:48 PM »
Is the fact that it's a paste when applied and not an oil. In paste form it doesn't attract dust and dirt. I used to be valeter at a big dealership and the oily products looked pukka for a few days but after that suffered badly with dust dirt and water.

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Re: Exterior trim
« Reply #28 on: 09 May 2015, 08:59:23 PM »
oily products looked pukka for a few days but after that suffered badly with dust dirt and water.

I find that happens with a lot of tyre dressings   :-\

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Re: Exterior trim
« Reply #29 on: 10 May 2015, 08:10:37 PM »
Black boot Polish can also work. Applied with a small brush. Also water resistant.