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Old 06-07-2009, 10:01 AM
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Default Put the shine back into plastics

Any products out there that will put the shine back into say fender flares, plastics? Something that will last longer than
Son-of-gun type products.

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Old 06-07-2009, 10:10 PM
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I have had really good luck with "Mothers" brand "Back to Black". It is some kind of cleaner/wax. Works really well. I use it at work and at home. Highly recommend it.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:41 AM
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haaven't heard of this where can I get it? Thanks
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:49 AM
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I saw it at Auto Zone hope this helps
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:49 PM
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Another good one is Black Wow. Google it for vendors. Its expensive but a very little goes a long long way.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:58 PM
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I use Stoner's Trim Shine. You can get it at any auto parts store....here in Detroit at least. It comes in a spray can and I use it on the flares and valance. It works great, makes everything look brand new, and lasts a few weeks - even in rain.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:31 AM
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ever heard of tyre shine the stuff that makes your tyres look new try that use it on the inside of the cab it brings it up like new
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:50 AM
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Here's what I use on my fender flares and valance....

Took this shot of my half-finished flare yesterday. $5 for the can and I can do all 4 flares, front valance, and mudflaps three times. Good deal.
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:37 AM
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Default 303 Aerospace Protectant

This stuff is awsome, have used it for many years on cars, boats, houses, you name it. Check out this link.

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Old 09-06-2009, 11:43 PM
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A trick to help get the most out of these products is to actually clean the parts very well with a paint prep chem. It will remove the oxidized layer of the plastic and allow the product to actually sit on the plastic and it will keep the look longer.
P.S. I like two products one is NXT tire dressing and the other to terry on is Engine detailer.
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Believe it or not, the stuff you use on your tires to make them shine will work perfect on your plastics.

And in some cases actually last longer.

i just dab a little Meguires Hot Wheels tire shine onto a rag and rub it on my mudflaps or plastics, keeps then dark and shiny for months.


Done.

Its basically the same product, its a plastic/rubber conditioner !
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I use Stoner's Trim Shine. You can get it at any auto parts store....here in Detroit at least. It comes in a spray can and I use it on the flares and valance. It works great, makes everything look brand new, and lasts a few weeks - even in rain.
X2, that stuff is awesome, and lastes for weeks.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:41 PM
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another good product to use is the Showroom New Restorer Black, it's actually a permanent dye and not a shining product, so if have faded flares or valance, it's a good product to restore it and much easier to use then paint. The great part about it, is if you get it on paint (even when fully dry) you can clean it up. I would always tape the section off, but just in case you get some spills and such.... Use an sponge applicator like this one, and you're good to go!

here it is in action:
Before the dye


After the dye (you can still see streaks in it because it wasn't fully dry yet)


that little bottle goes a long way because the key is to use a small amount... you can use it to cover up scuff marks and such as well.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:49 AM
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Ive used the dye on many cars trucks can be followed up with any good tire/interior dressing/shine
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:58 PM
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I have had really good luck with "Mothers" brand "Back to Black". It is some kind of cleaner/wax. Works really well. I use it at work and at home. Highly recommend it.
does it need to be warm out to use this stuff? and does everything have to be clean for it to work? Cause it's about 24 degree's out right now and my flares are dirty. hahaha. just wonderin.
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