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Old 30-11-2016   #16
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Re: Restoring black bumpers/trims

I use poorboys trim restorer, easy to use and lasts well with no ill effects once rained on. All of their stuff is excellent IMO.

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Whatever you do DON'T use Back to Black!
I did on a Corsa, it looked great..... for a week or so then it rained/ weathered and looked worse than when I started, it then became essential to use that product every damn week! Great for product sales, not for your car!
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Re: Restoring black bumpers/trims

Different Manufacturers plastics vary greatly and products do too, age also is a factor. Some absorb the product and need reapplying ,others protect/seal it. Wynns bumper and trim spray aerosol works well on old Fiat`s such as classic Panda, Simple solutions do a gel called Swipe, Autoglym do a gel ,but their tyre shine spray works very well on old 80`s/90`s Fords.
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Re: Restoring black bumpers/trims

Best results on Gerrard come from using olive oil.. but it does wash off if there's heavy rain before it dries. Still, it's relatively cheap, quick and easy.


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Re: Restoring black bumpers/trims

I use Poorboy's Trim Treatment and apply it with a cheap microfibre cloth. This helps pull out the dirt from the plastic and helps the product to soak into the plastic. If you do it before you wash and wax the car this will also help it last longer too..
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Re: Restoring black bumpers/trims

Loads of these types of liquid on the market & the prices vary. To my mind autoglym performed well & didn't cost a bomb, the green gel type. I was very impressed a couple of years ago when I came across a bottle of this lurking in my shed, it had all but dried up, so me being me, I revived the gel by adding a wee splash of white spirit, then a lot of shaking. Worked a treat on my diesel hack.

Funnily enough, I cannot for the life of me remember purchasing this magic liquid.
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Ummm I've never seen heat used and I would be concerned it will cause damage or risk heavier discolouration in future.

On my Panda I've used Gtechniq C4.

This is a semi permanent coating rather than a dressing. Takes about 12 months to wear off and makes trim look new, it doesn't give that 'used car dealer' look where it appears to be like oil or very greasy. Looks expensive and it is (20-30 for 15ML), but that easily treated my car and the missus with next to no hassle, I'll see if can dig out some pictures for you, if not I'll snap some tomorrow after work.

On a side note, the products is very hard wearing with no special aftercare......but because it's so hard wearing do not drip it on your paint, or else you will need to machine polish it off! However the application process doesn't make it easy to do that

If that doesn't float your boat the best thing I've used in second place is Autoglym Bumper and Trim Gel, so good that the Autoglym Professional Rubber and Trim Dressing is the same, just in massive quantity. Hope this helps bud.
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I also use meguires all seasons dressing on all external plastics. You can try this.
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