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Author Topic: Trim shine  (Read 2447 times)

Offline marinabrid

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Trim shine
« on: April 01, 2016, 09:41:10 AM »
Anyone know the very best stuff for keeping all the exterior grey plastic lookoing nice  instead of the weathered matt grey it seems to go,  living at the coast the salty air doesnt help but it seems to be degrading very rapidly, tried some autoglymm bumper gel but think it had gone "off" over winter as it was really thick and sticky and ended up with a slimy coating all over
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Offline insanitybeard

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Re: Trim shine
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2016, 12:30:54 PM »
Have you tried the trusty old 'back to black'? Autoglym's vinyl and rubber care (comes in a manual pump spray bottle) is pretty good too, just try not to get it on painted surfaces or glass- it won't do any harm but will smear and takes a little effort to remove.
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Offline johnboyad07

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Re: Trim shine
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2016, 10:08:59 PM »
I just use armroll seem good enough

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Trim shine
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2016, 09:57:09 AM »
I stopped using the back to black etc as it didn't last too long before trims went back all Matt looking.
Years ago when in motor trade one of the body shop lads suggested engine oil is good,I was sceptical but gave it a go anyway.

I gave the trim a good clean to remove any dirt and grime then used a rag with some used engine oil on it,they come up a treat and the look lasted a lot longer than back to black,wd40 is also good.
Nothing is permanent after the trim has gone that way so will need doing again at some point

Offline Mirez

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Re: Trim shine
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2016, 01:53:06 PM »
Are you talking about the trims within the bumper? Paint them body colour if so!
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Re: Trim shine
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2016, 01:55:12 PM »
Hi
thanks for input    i found online a thing called c4   which is called a nano something or other  its around 20   yes 20   for a 15ml  yes  15ml bottle
lots of reviews say its a miracle worker and last up to 2 years,  also test on you tube show it in action    also similar product call DLUX    bit cheaper but same claims.

heres the you tube video   
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