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Black plastic restoration

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by awptickes, Sep 10, 2014.

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    not sure on that brand, but the guy i sold my 318 to used a back2black type product and it worked great. still looks good today
     
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    I have always used back to black. It works well, and lasts pretty long as long as you dont go to a carwash that uses degreasers. I use it on my Xterras side mirrors from time to time, they are shiny like new. I went over some of the plastic on my ex's CRZ and it shined right up. I will say, if the plastic is extremely faded and totally dried out, it takes numerous applications to get it to soak in and its still not quite as good as new.
     
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    don't they make a more permanent dye for this?
     
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    They do have a paint on type product that last longer.
     
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    oh my no... i meant the rub on shit just plain sucks and is easily taken off by household cleaners. nevermind the crazy shit they use at self washes.
     
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    Just plastidip the black
     
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    Gatorback is a good product. I did 1/2 of my Chevy Avalanche with it. It's a satin finish, easy to apply, made for plastic, and it lasts quite a long time. I don't know what you're doing tho.....
     
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    It saved my plastic, and my sanity. Black trucks with armour all streaks down the side are not sexy. It rains a lot in western Washington.
     
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    well ive dealt with this a lot, and the best ive found is just a heat gun, be careful not to burn it. if you do it right it will go back to new.
     
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