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Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 2:04 pm 
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I use Austalian Export Tyre Shine on the airbox and intake runners and pretty much everything plastic under the bonnet (removing them first) and it came up awesome. All the plastics came up with a permanent 'wet look'. I recommend it. I washed the parts first and dried them and then did exactly what was written on the spraycan and it come up like showroom.

Only thing is you may get a smell after you run the car and it warms up. But it goes away.


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Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 2:17 pm 
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Thats an excellent idea, I reckon I'll be giving it a go on my car. That Australian Export spray stuff is pretty cheap from memory (only a few bucks a can)......Is it in a blue or purple can?
I've been using Armoral in the past only to find it fade within a day or two.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 3:02 pm 
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i know crc works wonders but atracts dust did u find it attracts dust??

i was thinking of buying those cheapo $99 GMC compressors form bunnings and coating the plastics in clear coat

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 4:29 pm 
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Australian export is in the blue can and I havent found it attracts dust.
Looks good.
Be careful it might want to make you detail the whole engine bay.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 5:04 pm 
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i slapped abit of paint on mine looks tops :)
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Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 6:15 pm 
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i use that tyre shine too. it works great

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 9:43 pm 
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Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 9:44 pm 
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Must give it a try. Armorol (sp?) I have found to loose its shine on exterior surfaces.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:25 pm 
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drazull wrote:
Armorol (sp?) I have found to loose its shine on exterior surfaces.


Armor All.

Rapier I can only see half of your pics in the galleries. Same with everyones. The very top bit of the engine bay I can see. Big improvement.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 11:09 pm 
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When I do shows I use Meguirs tyre and bumper shine.

Comes up great and stays that way for atleast 8 weeks, and it smells like bubblegum too.
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Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 6:50 pm 
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Iv used that stuff before but found dust and drit can easly stick the plastic plus if somone touches it you have finger marks all over it. Just clean plastic looks best or painted even better.
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Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 8:17 pm 
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Yeah dust tends to stick, but just give it a wipe over after a day or so and it will stay fine, it only sticks after the initial application.
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Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:40 am 
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I'm guilty of a bit of underbonnet detailing too...

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 6:03 pm 
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ill be doing mine soon, im gonna paint my rocker cover in a light grey (the cars white) with two black stripes, and im tryin to find some 4.0 stickers or something similar to put on the rocker cover. Should be interesting, i reckon it will look schmick with a manderal bent intake pipe.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 6:58 pm 
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Ive been doing a bit of under bonnet cleaning too went and bought some Kitten tyre Rejuvenator and sparyed all my plasitc bits and hoses looks sweet as!!! :D

 

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