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Old 11-22-2014, 12:32 PM   #1
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Repairing Discoloration on Plastics

hey gang, i want to repair the discolored plastics on my stang, where the mirror housing, the bottom (under the doors), and where the wipers sit.
i was wondering if anyone has tried this, or what/how i could use on it to darken the plastics?
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Use Meguiars Ultimate black. Best dark shine in plastics.
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awesomeness!! thanx hun! πŸ’™
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No problem sweets. This is amazing stuff. Sold at Wal Mart. All you do is pour onto a detailing pad, rub on plastic and leave alone. No need to buff off.

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No problem sweets. This is amazing stuff. Sold at Wal Mart. All you do is pour onto a detailing pad, rub on plastic and leave alone. No need to buff off.

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cool! i'm gonna wait until spring though (damn winter!!)
that ugly grey is a real eyesore 😣
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Lol. Its dang cold. It will restore your dull gray plastic trim pieces to a deep rich wet black.
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Lol. Its dang cold. It will restore your dull gray plastic trim pieces to a deep rich wet black.

i hope so!! i haven't tried anything yet & I just wants something that will last!
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i hope so!! i haven't tried anything yet & I just wants something that will last!
The product will need to be placed back on from time too time
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right. gotcha πŸ˜‰
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Me neither. They are just silly pictures I have on my phones keyboard. Ha ha haπŸ‘…πŸ‘
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What ever you do don't get any of it on the paint cause when it dries on the paint it causes some weird haze that is hard to get off I had to wash it and clay it before it came off.
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What ever you do don't get any of it on the paint cause when it dries on the paint it causes some weird haze that is hard to get off I had to wash it and clay it before it came off.

ok! i have some weird cold white haze on it now, that will take 4-5 months to remove ❄️
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ok! i have some weird cold white haze on it now, that will take 4-5 months to remove ❄️
Cold enough? it feels great in Texas
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If you want it to look like OEM and not wet or shiny, use 303 Aerospace. It also has UV protection.


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Har har! Texas is the same as Saskatchewan; flat.
At least we have green grass...
& I'm not flat, thankfully.
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Use Croftgate Tire shine on all your interior and exterior plastic trim and pieces.
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sweet! thats looks great! 😎
its on my list πŸ‘πŸ’™
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Is Croftgate ily, or is it like the new stuff that dries on the rubber? I've found that anything that leaves an oily surface (like Armor All) allows dust and dirt to settle on the surface and stick to it.

Consumers Reports did a test on 5 products that advertise restoring faded black plastic. Their results:

"For the plastic-trim restorers, they used old, dull car panels. Each product was applied to a section and then the panels were put on the roof to face the elements. Some didn't last very long.

The Meguiar's Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer and the Mothers Back-to-Black looked completely faded by day 45. The Turtle Wax Premium Grade Trim Restorer looked faded by day 57.

Two stood out from the pack: the Wipe New (one of those "As Seen On TV" products) for $18 and the $15 ReNu Finish still looked great after 70 days."
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Is Croftgate ily, or is it like the new stuff that dries on the rubber? I've found that anything that leaves an oily surface (like Armor All) allows dust and dirt to settle on the surface and stick to it.

Consumers Reports did a test on 5 products that advertise restoring faded black plastic. Their results:

"For the plastic-trim restorers, they used old, dull car panels. Each product was applied to a section and then the panels were put on the roof to face the elements. Some didn't last very long.

The Meguiar's Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer and the Mothers Back-to-Black looked completely faded by day 45. The Turtle Wax Premium Grade Trim Restorer looked faded by day 57.

Two stood out from the pack: the Wipe New (one of those "As Seen On TV" products) for $18 and the $15 ReNu Finish still looked great after 70 days."
The Croftgate tire shine is not oil based. Its water based. No oil, no sling and it is designed to recondition the rubber and plastics.
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One thing to note is that if it is unpainted plastic, you're better off replacing the part. (like the side mirror caps) You can hide the UV damage, but you can't really get rid of it.
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Just make sure you use a trim restorer like mentioned above. Some brands will outlast others, but the meguiars is a good place to start. Since my first car, i hav tried tire shine, interior shine, a "polish" by turtlewax that is more or less a glaze, and they all have their faults. Mothers back to black, meguairs ultimate black, surf city garage black max, and many others will do what you need. my personal preference is usually a surf city garage product.
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Just make sure you use a trim restorer like mentioned above.

yeah, i will try anything. its very unsightly & icky 😟
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