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    plastic trim

    ive been looking for something good for a while to restore the exterior trim parts back to an original state or as close as possible, I've tried a few products over the years and i think ive just come accross a really good one.

    Black wow, this stuff is a bit more expensive than the normal off the shelf stuff, but a little of it really does go a long way,

    heres some pics,
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    this is the stuff, comes in a small bottle, but i used hardly any to do the whole car


    time will tell if this stuff is good, if it lasts a few months as its supposed to ill be happy

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    Looks good. Personally I use peanut butter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Looks good. Personally I use peanut butter.
    ive tried that in the past, but it never seemed to last, i used a heat gun in the past as well, but it still needed topping up with one product or another.

    this stuff is supposed to last a while, my mate uses it on his jetski and even in salt water it lasts

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    Plasticare (only available on ebay I believe) is about one of the most permanent treatments you'll find. More like a dye than the usual oily trim treatment. Did my V70 a year ago and it still looks black now even though it's only been washed a handful of times since and has no other products to protect it.
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    I did use this stuff a while ago. Lasts very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    I did use this stuff a while ago. Lasts very well.

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    I second that stuff is great!
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    Meguires trim detail does the same.

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    Kiwi Liquid black shoe polish then a trim cleaner is what I used on the gul.

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    Wurth Plastidye is good stuff too....I'll be trying the C4 Gtechniq though next.


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    The previous owners of my S40 ran a handheld machine polisher over the bumper trim, leaving marks as they went along. Some of the waxes and trim polishes only lightens it but never removes it. Any ideas on how to get rid of it?

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    Are the marks physical scuffs in the plastic, or is it left over polish that has stained the trim?
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    When I bought my 850 in October, the bumpers were nearly white and very unevenly stained.

    I did some research and the two 'tried and proven' best ways to permanently restore the bumpers, rather than just treat them, seemed to be Wurth Plastic Dye (34 from Ebay) or Plasticare (13 delivered from Ebay).

    Being 'economic' I went for the Plasticare, it has been on the car stored outside for over 3 months, results are excellent, a true transformation, but it took 2-3 coats.

    Mine were so faded I bought the Plasticare black (not grey), I cleaned bumpers, masked the area with tape and then applied with a dabbing motion. End results looked like this:

    Before, but after use of poor 'Back to Black':


    After 1 coat of Plasticare... and a few days of rain:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold 'N' Brown View Post
    Are the marks physical scuffs in the plastic, or is it left over polish that has stained the trim?
    Luckily only left over polish that stained it

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    [QUOTE=kmb;760650]When I bought my 850 in October, the bumpers were nearly white and very unevenly stained.

    I did some research and the two 'tried and proven' best ways to permanently restore the bumpers, rather than just treat them, seemed to be Wurth Plastic Dye (34 from Ebay) or Plasticare (13 delivered from Ebay).

    Being 'economic' I went for the Plasticare, it has been on the car stored outside for over 3 months, results are excellent, a true transformation, but it took 2-3 coats.[QUOTE]

    Ive also tried back to black without any relative success. Will look for the plasticare though, thanks. One problem is that I would have to look locally as SA's postal system is kinda....enough said... so ordering from ebay usually ends up in wasted money with no parcel :'(

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    I think the Plasticare sales on Ebay are a small independent importer (seemed to be a home address), so not sure how much success you'll have getting it in SA.

    Good luck!


 

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