Can You Polish Black Plastic Trim with Peanut Butter?
Peanut Butter can clean car trim. How black plastic trim ever ended up on a fire truck I have no idea. Cost saving measure? Maybe. Traditional? Not even close. Sleek? I don’t think so. Stubborn to keep looking fresh? Absolutely.
You don’t see too many fire trucks with black plastic trim but the ones that do are usually engine forward. Numerous vehicle makes and models are coming off the line these days with this future eye sore. It should be a sin of all sins to trim something as majestic as a fire truck with black plastic.
Scrubbing, brushing, soaping, and washing the plastic doesn’t seem to remove the contaminants from the porousness. Nor does it restore the color of the plastic. I was at a loss until I discovered Peanut Butter! Skippy, Jiff, Peter Pan, Planters; as long as it’s creamy it’ll work great!. I know it sounds crazy but it’s effective.
Peanut butter works because of it’s physical characteristic. The sticky, thick, butter like consistency adheres and binds to the contaminants in the porous areas, lifting the foreign crap from the plastic and into the peanut butter. Circular motions with a paper towel helps to work the dirt and dust out of the porous areas leaving behind the natural oil from the peanut butter. The oil left behind helps to re-hydrate the plastic giving it a nice natural, clean, glossy shine.
After working the peanut butter around for a few minutes, take a fresh terry-cloth towel or a fresh paper towel and wipe the trim clean. It’s good to go!
Applied every month to two months will leave your black plastic fire truck abomination (trim) looking fresh and new.