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hollow



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:01 pm    Post subject: best black trim restorer Reply with quote

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 ?
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Rapscallion



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mother's Back to Black is my favorite product for restoring faded black trim/plastics. Works wonders.
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Cr@2y Gr33k



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just use Armorall on all black trim pieces. It works really well.
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John



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rapscallion wrote:
Mother's Back to Black is my favorite product for restoring faded black trim/plastics. Works wonders.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cr@2y Gr33k wrote:
I just use Armorall on all black trim pieces. It works really well.


I wouldnt use that crap on anything.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:09 am    Post subject: All of these products you speak of only mask the problem Reply with quote

All of these products you speak of only mask the problem until it wears off. So, what really CLEANS the trim and gets rid of the stains left by waxing?
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phrozeinglass



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:40 am    Post subject: Back to black Reply with quote

I agree, I like Mother's Back to Black. I actually saw this thread earlier went to the store and picked it up. Started prepping my car for winter; they love to generously salt the roads here. Sorry I didn't think to take some photos of beforehand but this is after, I used B2B on the running boards and all the trim. The running boards were pretty much grey before.

I have always used Murphy's Oil Soap to clean up and remove wax. Don't use it on paint obviously but works great on trims and leather if you don't go crazy. I have used it on various leather items (horse back riding saddles) and tried it on car leather and have not have had any issues. Gives it a nice clean shine and conditions well. I do mix it with conditioners also.




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nutbar78



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^^^^^phrozeinglass^^^^ are you saying you are using the product on the "diamond tread" part of your running boards? If so, doesn't it get very slippery?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly I haven't had a problem with it being slippery, with that said I'd imagine if you over did it it would be rather slippery Smile After I washed it and cleaned off the heavy stuff I went over them with the Back to Black and then the murphy's oil soap... just gotta work it in well.
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95XE_PATHFINDER



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where can I get this mothers black stuff?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have an Avalanche, which had insane amounts of the black plastic trim. I used a product called Refinish Restorer on it, and it makes it faded black plastic look like new. I haven't tried it on the plastic trim on my Pathfinder because I loaned it to my dad for his pickup, but it's incredible. It's a bit pricey (about $50 for a quart, I think), and not always easy to find, but it works wonders.
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dirtygirl660



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John wrote:
Rapscallion wrote:
Mother's Back to Black is my favorite product for restoring faded black trim/plastics. Works wonders.


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x3 it works so well on the trim where the wipers rest...gets it black and slick looking and stays that way for a good while.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^ AGREED! That stuff is awesome! Armor All makes things look pretty good, but has very damaging long-term effects, I wouldn't recommend using it...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:25 am    Post subject: Re: Back to black Reply with quote

phrozeinglass wrote:
I agree, I like Mother's Back to Black. I actually saw this thread earlier went to the store and picked it up. Started prepping my car for winter; they love to generously salt the roads here. Sorry I didn't think to take some photos of beforehand but this is after, I used B2B on the running boards and all the trim. The running boards were pretty much grey before.

I have always used Murphy's Oil Soap to clean up and remove wax. Don't use it on paint obviously but works great on trims and leather if you don't go crazy. I have used it on various leather items (horse back riding saddles) and tried it on car leather and have not have had any issues. Gives it a nice clean shine and conditions well. I do mix it with conditioners also.


Looks great! I am going to do this on mine tonight. Texas heat is horrible on the plastics! Where do you get the Murphy's Oil Soap and what exactly is the purpose of it? Sounds counterproductive if you are putting a restorer on the plactic and taking it back off with the Murphy's, but maybe I read it wrong???
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- Viper 5704 Alarm w/ Remote Start
- 8000k HIDs in headlights and fogs
- All interior lights replaced w/ white LEDs
- Blacked out rear end including logos and tail lights
- Tint - 35% on front 2 windows due to TX laws and limo on the rest
- Yakima Flipside hitch-mount bike rack
- Tranny/Radiator "Fix"

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- Gunmetal Rims
- Blacked out front end

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