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 Post subject: How to make it shine again
Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:06 am 
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Anyone here know what product is best to make the black plastic bits on the outside of the car shine again?

eg. mud flaps and car trim

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to make it shine again
Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:11 am 
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armour-all works pretty darn good.. always give the plastics a nice "wet" look..

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:13 am 
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fordfreak ef wrote:
armour-all works pretty darn good.. always give the plastics a nice "wet" look..


thanks

do u know how long it will last before i need to apply another new layer?

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:16 am 
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falcon1999 wrote:
fordfreak ef wrote:
armour-all works pretty darn good.. always give the plastics a nice "wet" look..


thanks

do u know how long it will last before i need to apply another new layer?

once a week or every 2nd week if you drive in the city.. is easy to apply as it's a liquid.. -i spray it on a clean rag and wipe it on.. leave's smudge marks on your paintwork if you overspray it.. hence better applying it with a rag..

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:24 am 
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fordfreak ef wrote:
falcon1999 wrote:
fordfreak ef wrote:
armour-all works pretty darn good.. always give the plastics a nice "wet" look..


thanks

do u know how long it will last before i need to apply another new layer?

once a week or every 2nd week if you drive in the city.. is easy to apply as it's a liquid.. -i spray it on a clean rag and wipe it on.. leave's smudge marks on your paintwork if you overspray it.. hence better applying it with a rag..


cheers

is there anything that we can apply that would last longer?

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to make it shine again
Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:35 am 
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 Post subject: Re: How to make it shine again
Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:10 am 
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perhaps have a check through "aurora's" threads in the exterior section.. he shows off and sells i think... polishing gear..

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:00 am 
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I use tyre shine on my plastics. Works a treat. I found it better than armour all.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:04 pm 
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I use tyre shine on my plastics. Works a treat. I found it better than armour all.



i second that.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:37 pm 
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falcon1999 wrote:
Anyone here know what product is best to make the black plastic bits on the outside of the car shine again?

eg. mud flaps and car trim


MOTHERS PLASTIC POLISH A ROTARY TOOL SUCH AS DREMEL AND A SMALL FELT BIT LOW SPEED
WORKS FOR SANDED OR YELLOW HEADLIGHTS TO
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Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:38 am 
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TRIM DREAM, its the only permenant fix you will find.

type "crappy exterior trims" in the search funchion and you will find my thread called "whos sick of thoes crappy matt grey ef/el exterior trims"

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:54 am 
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fordfreak ef wrote:
armour-all works pretty darn good.. always give the plastics a nice "wet" look..


fordfreak should know all about this. He is the man (or too anal) regarding detailing a car. :P

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:46 pm 
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the real fix is to tape them up and spray them. just done the EL on saturday arvo. looks like new
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Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:36 pm 
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the real fix is to tape them up and spray them. just done the EL on saturday arvo. looks like new


You have any pics b4/Afta?

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:15 pm 
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Thanks Millard

If it's the trims on your AU falcon, Trim Dream works magically on all bar the top strips which will need crystal Lacquer (2 to 5ml), a permanent two year quartz based hard protective coating

 

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