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Old 12-22-2015, 09:18 PM   #1
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How to restore black trim around the windows, awning arms, and metal roll up awning c

We bought a used '07 KSDP the spring. The paint scheme is a pretty Cranberry and is in good shape. The window frames etc. a black, but look faded to me. I have used a good quality wax a couple of times trying to get the good color back. It helps, but just doesn't bring it back like I want it.

I would guess I am not the first guy to have this problem, and hope someone has a good solution. I really don't want to mess with paint, and risk the RV paint adjacent to the window.
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:31 PM   #2
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You might try a Fine grade polishing compound. This should remove any surface ozidation while keeping the paints original shine. Follow up with a good paste wax.
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If it is a aluminum metal frame it might be anodize and not paint. If it is there is not much you can do for it as it does not have a glossy shine to it.
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I used the Finish Kare 2180 Ultra Polymer Sealant on my last coach as an alternative to waxing. It worked to remove surface clouding on the window frames. It takes elbow grease to apply.
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We bought a used '07 KSDP the spring. The paint scheme is a pretty Cranberry and is in good shape. The window frames etc. a black, but look faded to me. I have used a good quality wax a couple of times trying to get the good color back. It helps, but just doesn't bring it back like I want it.

I would guess I am not the first guy to have this problem, and hope someone has a good solution. I really don't want to mess with paint, and risk the RV paint adjacent to the window.
Available at most car parts stores ... works on any dark paint.

https://www.turtlewax.com/shop/produ...box-finish-kit
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I found a product called Back To Black made by Mothers. I applied it like wax and let it dry. I later buffed it out and it looked a shiny black. Google Back to Black Polish.

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I found a product called Back To Black made by Mothers. I applied it like wax and let it dry. I later buffed it out and it looked a shiny black. Google Back to Black Polish.

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X2 I used it on the black mirrors on my 1st RV, an old Winnebago Adventurer. Worked like a charm.
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I've restored a fair number of classic cars and RV's and have learned several tips/tricks etc. There is a product line called Everbrite Coatings and they make all sort of products to restore oxidized/damaged metals and plastics. I've used them for years. Here is a link to their website: https://www.everbritecoatings.com/#gsc.tab=0

Take a look at their website. Their not real cheap but the stuff works great, if you prepare the surface correctly, and it lasts for years. Good luck!
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