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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject:  Potential Breakthrough Cure for plastic trim Reply with quote

it's only a temporary solution but it seem to help somewhat
I'll have to see how long it last though..


I used some of that tire wet stuff on the plastic it claims to last 3 months.

Only permanent solution is to paint it.


Says not to use on "plastic" but I do not care since I'm painting the plastic soon.




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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:55 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Mothers Back To Black works pretty well, better than others I've tried. Just have to try to not get it on the paint!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:56 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yeah you should end up painting it. I hate how the bare trim breaks up everything. Needs to be all one color or a color that would compliment

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:20 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Yeah you should end up painting it. I hate how the bare trim breaks up everything. Needs to be all one color or a color that would compliment


yeah I'm going to do it when I paint the whole car (my self) with rustoleum automotive paint

as it would seem too silly to get it done at a paint shop as it would Cost over $2,000


the bowtie was a test run with the spray can. it came out perfectly smooth.

No "orange peel effect"
I'm going to take it off the grill and redo it


since I noticed i missed a spot. Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:08 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've used Back to Black...and it runs on me. I don't like it.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:28 pm    Post subject:  Re: Potential Breakthrough Cure for plastic trim Reply with quote

Impala_03 wrote:
it's only a temporary solution but it seem to help somewhat
I'll have to see how long it last though..


I used some of that tire wet stuff on the plastic it claims to last 3 months.

Only permanent solution is to paint it.


Says not to use on "plastic" but I do not care since I'm painting the plastic soon.




Heres a funny question why is it that some LS models have the black all the way behind the license plate and some dont.. Mine does not
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:26 am    Post subject:  Re: Potential Breakthrough Cure for plastic trim Reply with quote

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Heres a funny question why is it that some LS models have the black all the way behind the license plate and some dont.. Mine does not

I wondered that myself, yet never bothered to look into it. I know the G/F's father's base Impala has the style that isn't behind the plate, and it obviously looks better than the style w/the plastic all the way around the plate area.

I just came across this video here, where a heat gun is used to change the texture... Anyone ever try this before?? Hell, I have a heat gun and my back bumper trim is almost as bad as the one in the vid. It bugs me, but what bugs me even more is how just about EVERYONE feels the need to point out how bad it looks and has to ask my why that is Rolling Eyes. Here's the vid -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9a2vgnnN4Q

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

All the Avalanch guys use Refiinish Restorer on their faded panels. Expensive though - 46 bucks a can. I bought some recently on ebay and used it on my Lincoln - clearly the best stuff out there. Its almost like applying varnish to the trim. It does not wash off.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yeah that stuff is not cheap. It sounds like the price has gone up on it, and if the Avalanche guys are using it I'm sure they're making a killing on selling it Laughing

I did a little bit of research the other night on this subject since my back bumper trim was pretty faded/sun dried and it had a tiger stripe effect to it. Came up with about a half-dozen product options wipe-on style products, including the Wipe New (Danny Approved!) which does look to work pretty well, but also isn't the cheapest, although it seems to go a long way. Then also 2 different rattle can products, which I'll prolly tackle myself next year in the spring hopefully, weather and time permitting. At any rate, I decided to bust out the heat gun, cross my fingers and carefully give this free 'improvement' a shot. It works just as the one in the video did, I'll be damned. Here's a couple pics I grabbed today. May make a thread with more if anyone cares?



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Very interesting... I wonder how long that fix will last for.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:57 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

IDK. We'll find out! I figure if anything that's a good 'base' before painting - to bring it back to that not so striped point. I'm gonna run it like this through the winter though, so we'll see how it lasts in the next 6 or 7 months.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:54 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've been using black trim dye on my trim. Work well except I didn't prep the rear trim well enough and the dye is coming off from car washes.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:10 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I've been using black trim dye on my trim. Work well except I didn't prep the rear trim well enough and the dye is coming off from car washes.

What brand were you using? The Forever Black, or a Showroom New, or other?
While this did bring back some 'moisture' looks to the trim by heating it up like that, I do still want it darker so either dye or paint would be next. I would have liked to get to that point before winter but the temps are tanking fast here along with the fall rains, so I'm not sure I'll get any further with this until next year. I still have to get 3 sets of winter tires/wheels swapped on in the next week or two. Heard a rumor that we may get hammered w/snow by Halloween. That would suck. Sad

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:35 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've been using Forever Black for a few years now. One coat every summer and the trim still looks better now than it did when the car was brand new. I have a thread with pics on here somewhere, but too lazy to search for it. Laughing

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I've been using Forever Black for a few years now. One coat every summer and the trim still looks better now than it did when the car was brand new. I have a thread with pics on here somewhere, but too lazy to search for it. Laughing

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I haven't been too lucky with searches ever since the search function changed - some time ago now. That one shouldn't be too tough though since it's name specific Smile

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