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phrozeinglass



Joined: 16 Aug 2010
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Location: Philadelphia PA

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get Murphy's Oil at any grocery store or Walmart. It's in the cleaning section. I used to barrel race and I would always use it on my leather saddle to keep it clean and shiny looking, silly trick of the trade apparently. Figured I would give it a shot in my cars on the leather seats and it works great. I used it on my running boards for the first time, when I took these pics, and surprisingly it turned out well.

I washed the car well, put the Murphy's Oil on the running boards after they dried, with a microfiber applicator. Just use a small amount at first and make sure it's worked in well. After that I used the back to black. I found that with the two of them it kept my running boards shiny and black, and they managed to stay clean for a while.

The Murphy's Oil also works great for leather seats. Technically it's a soap with conditioners so it will clean and condition together. It was designed to be used on hard wood floors. Just make sure where ever you apply it you don't use too much because it will need to be worked in. Like I said I have been using this on all my leather saddles forever and my leather seats also for some time, and I have never had an issue or been disappointed.

If you put more than enough on the running boards or do not work in it well enough when it rains they will be slippery so be careful.
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Gadgetech



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:49 pm    Post subject: Re: best black trim restorer Reply with quote

hollow wrote:
had to have 2 panels on the pathy painted due to two deep scratches ,excellent job but the trims around the windows appear to have buffing compund in them and i just cant get rid of it , any of you guys over the pond got any suggestions ?


I have used peanut butter in the past to get rid of wax out of black plastic trim areas. When I had my 04 Pathfinder there was plenty of black plastic/rubber areas that would make it hard to remove the wax residue. Now, you may be thinking that peanut butter is oily and the oil is what hides the wax but after many washings and time in between waxing it still would not re-appear. I think the key is to work the peanut butter pretty good over the area of the wax residue and let the grittiness of the PB help get the wax residue out of the tiny crevices.
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Brian617



Joined: 26 Nov 2012
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Location: Kentucky

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: best black trim restorer Reply with quote

This is what you need to do:
http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-Pro/removing-polish-and-wax-from-rubber-trim/
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robgeo1



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Posted this on R51 int/ext:

I ordered this product: Wipenew.com
You've probably seen the product on TV lately. Their claim is that it gets all the black plastic parts back to new and it's supposed to last for a long time.
(I believe the commercial said two years)

I've used several of the "back to black" products on the market over the years and for the most part they are good for a short time until it goes "back to white".

This product is different. It's definitely more chemically. It has a strong odor but it's not unpleasant. And it appears to actually work. I used it on my roof racks and they came out looking like new. I tried to scrub it off and left it in the sun but it still looked great. The next day I washed the car and it stayed good. Now for the test of time.... I'll update in a week or two.
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ShipFixer



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Location: Bremerton, WA

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robgeo1 wrote:
Posted this on R51 int/ext:

I ordered this product: Wipenew.com
You've probably seen the product on TV lately. Their claim is that it gets all the black plastic parts back to new and it's supposed to last for a long time.
(I believe the commercial said two years)

I've used several of the "back to black" products on the market over the years and for the most part they are good for a short time until it goes "back to white".

This product is different. It's definitely more chemically. It has a strong odor but it's not unpleasant. And it appears to actually work. I used it on my roof racks and they came out looking like new. I tried to scrub it off and left it in the sun but it still looked great. The next day I washed the car and it stayed good. Now for the test of time.... I'll update in a week or two.


This is relevant to my interests!
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LifeCareEMT



Joined: 05 Feb 2013
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Location: York Township,Ohio

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:44 am    Post subject: RE; Rubbing compound and dull trim Reply with quote

3M General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner and an old soft toothbrush will remove the compound residue and Turtle Wax "ICE" can be used on trim as well as painted surfaces. Cool
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adj69



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided to try Surf City Garage Black Max product the other day and found that it did a pretty good job. Says it will last for several car washes and rain. I suppose you have to reapply at some point, but I guess I'll have to see how long it lasts until I have to apply it again.

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LifeCareEMT



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:13 am    Post subject: Trim Reply with quote

Looks good...hope it lasts.
I imagine that the long term solution would be to remove the faded parts and refinish with the appropriate spray finish meant for vinyl/plastic surfaces and re-attach. Cool
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adj69



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Earlier tonight I walked by the automotive department at my local Walmart here in Arlington TX and saw the Wipe New product being displayed.

I guess it was just a matter of time.


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Zen_master



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dirtygirl660 wrote:
Id try 303 Aerospace protectant. Armor all etc sucks and just drys out the plastic even worse than it was to start with. If you use that on tonneau covers it dry rots them. I only use that on tires cause I never have them long. lol Very Happy


This stuff?

http://www.detailedimage.com/303-M2/Aerospace-Protectant-P12/16-oz-S1/
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Zen_master



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robgeo1 wrote:
Posted this on R51 int/ext:

I ordered this product: Wipenew.com
You've probably seen the product on TV lately. Their claim is that it gets all the black plastic parts back to new and it's supposed to last for a long time.
(I believe the commercial said two years)

I've used several of the "back to black" products on the market over the years and for the most part they are good for a short time until it goes "back to white".

This product is different. It's definitely more chemically. It has a strong odor but it's not unpleasant. And it appears to actually work. I used it on my roof racks and they came out looking like new. I tried to scrub it off and left it in the sun but it still looked great. The next day I washed the car and it stayed good. Now for the test of time.... I'll update in a week or two.


Curious if you have an update on how this product has performed since application.
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LifeCareEMT



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:05 pm    Post subject: Trim Restorers Reply with quote

As nature takes it's course on synthetic materiels (plastic composites) , plastic becomes porous from UV exposure. Products on the general market do nothing more than "fill" the gaps temporarily. Silicone being the ingriedient of choice. Keep in mind that any OTC product is nothing more than a "band-aid" for the problem.
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Zen_master



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Trim Restorers Reply with quote

LifeCareEMT wrote:
As nature takes it's course on synthetic materiels (plastic composites) , plastic becomes porous from UV exposure. Products on the general market do nothing more than "fill" the gaps temporarily. Silicone being the ingriedient of choice. Keep in mind that any OTC product is nothing more than a "band-aid" for the problem.


So is there a permanent answer?
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