Detailing the Air Flow Tube

Ever since I purchased my NSX, the white powdery appearance of the Air Flow Tube has bothered me. Besides trying to rub it off - which never worked - I didn't know what to do about it. I was never too concerned about it because I had seen it on other NSX's as well.

I have to admit, I've never been too interested in understanding the products, processes and techniques of auto detailing. When I would go to the auto store, I would stand in front of the seemingly hundreds of car care products and end up leaving in utter confusion. So, if I needed my car detailed, I paid someone to do it.

Yesterday (1/12/2008), I attended a basic detailing class at Maguiar's in Irvine, CA. They covered a lot of territory from paint to basic products to hands-on power polishing. I learned a lot!

During the class, I asked which product was best for things like rubber, black trim plastic, windshield wider arms, and the like. They pulled out a product named Trim Detailer.

When I got home, I tried it on that annoying Air Flow Tube. It was very easy... I just wiped it on, rubbed lightly, then wiped the excess off.

Here are the results...

BEFORE...

AFTER...