Restoring black plastic

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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 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'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
 
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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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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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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

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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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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