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Remouving wax form unthreated plastic

Anyone has any tips?
the car is a Giulietta and the part in question is the black plastic at the bottom of the rear bumper. I've must have gone over while waxing and now I've got 2 white marks which I cant get off. I did try scrubbing it and use water but no luck.

Would white spirit damage it even more?
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A bit expensive but this will make it look better than new gtechinq C4 Permanent Trim Restorer
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£22 for a small bottle seems a bit steep but, if it does the job I'll be happy as it is really annoying me
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Could try a pencil rubber, glass cleaner or peanut butter.
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AG Bumper Care (the green stuff) should clean it; if not try Back 2 Black - apply both on a sponger rather than a cloth ;}
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Thanks guys, I did try cleaning products with no luck, as soon as it gets dry the white mark re appear. I've actually heard of back to black before and forgot about it
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Is it defiantly wax? If cleaning does not work you could gently try a polish
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I've got white marks out using Back to Black just a couple of weeks ago on the wife's plastic bumper (Ford Kuga). That mark was paint sealant (Autoglym EGR) which had bonded on pretty well. Got it out just by spraying on Back to Black without buffing.

Should be able to use it to get wax off I'm thinking, though it might need a little elbow grease and a cloth if it doesn't come off just by spraying.
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AG Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner takes it off with a bit of elbow grease - it did on my Giulietta and also on her indoors Ford Kuga.
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AG fast glass should bring it off... Reckons so on back of bottle!
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Black shoe polish from poundland. Made my Transit bumpers/mirrors look brand new.(and I had wax marks on the mirrors).
 
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Could try a pencil rubber, glass cleaner or peanut butter.
White plastic type eraser works a treat
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