Restoring black plastic

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  1. ReplicaR

    ReplicaR Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, what's a good solution for restoring black plastic?
     
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    I've heard and seen people restore black plastic with peanut butter. Although I haven't looked into or asked about the method or what kinds of peanut butter work best etc.

    I usually just use armor protective wipes but that only lasts a month in exterior plastics at best before I'm wiping it down again.


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    I have had good luck restoring some black plastic with Mr Clean Magic Erasers. Just make sure you have water with them also.
     
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    I've used PB on the black rubber trim under the windows and it works well pulling out all the dirt and grease. I dont know how it would work on hard plastics though
     
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    Back on black or some product at Wal-Mart. I honestly don't know the name but it has a "as seen on tv" logo on it. Question about the peanut butter method is do you rinse it off or wipe it off
     
  6. ReplicaR

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    I think you leave it on, and seek your dog at it lol. I'll check out the back to black. I've used it before, pretty nifty stuff.
     
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    You just let the PB sit for a minute then wipe it off

    Depending on what you are wanting to restore you could always just paint it. I used rustoleum satin black on my cowl cover over 2 years and it still looks like this
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    turtle wax makes a great protect for restoring trim. oreilys has it
     
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    I think kissrocksforever uses the PB. I used poor boys trim restorer on my grand Cherokees faded plastic it was a good product you can spray it on and leave it or wipe it off.
     
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    Idk I might look retarded but I might use it. My faded parts are the trim where the top is and the cowl
     
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    I use Turtle wax Ice paste car wax on my mirrors and cowl. They look like new and I only wax it twice a year.

    The liquid wax might work too. I can only find the paste at Summit Racing. The lable says it ok to use on plastic.
     
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    honestly the only permanent solution. prep it right and it will last forever.
     
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    Prep it and paint it... dont be fvcking around putting food on your car. jesus christ.

    Duplicolor trim paint - $9 bucks a can. Come on step it up fellas

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    It even works on items that are not plastic


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    SEM 39143 trim black would be the correct product to use. Its a really nice looking satin black and you can use it on plastic and even rubber trim.
     
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    Got this at walmart and it works great. Night and day difference for the dull trim pieces

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    i used mother's back to black on my cherokee and it worked okay enough but it was a constant reapply thing. that stuff was really bad by the time i got it though.

    i say just paint it. either the trim paint like said or krylon fusion flat black.
     
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    Plasti dip maybe?
     
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    This is half done with a mr clean magic eraser. I found out about using these when I was trying to clean the black stripe on my 84. Works wonders on pulling crap out of semi flat black parts.

    I wasn't quite finished just took a shot to show a friend.
     
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    What is preparation process to respraying the faded the trim pieces around the car. This can keep me busy for the summer work I am going to do on it.
     
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