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Old 08-17-2019, 01:49 PM   #1
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Cap molding re-new

I am talking about the plastic molding between the molded fiberglass front cap and the side. Mine is faded and white where is was black. Anyone done a re-new on it? I have tried back to Black with no luck. Thinking of masking and painting it satin black.
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Old 08-18-2019, 12:02 PM   #2
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Well, don't laugh but black shoe polish works great. Quick and easy. Probably won't last long but good for now. Next I'll be using Pam on the front cap so the bugs don't stick to the front cap.
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Old 08-18-2019, 12:11 PM   #3
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I'm curious about what you're talking about. Any way you can post a few pictures of it? Can't really tell looking at pictures of your brand and year.
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:20 PM   #4
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no laugh here

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Well, don't laugh but black shoe polish works great. Quick and easy. Probably won't last long but good for now. Next I'll be using Pam on the front cap so the bugs don't stick to the front cap.
back in the day i once used Kiwi Boot polish to renew the black vinyl top of my 69 olds delta 88. looked great and lasted 2 years in Michigan parked outside. for extra gloss be sure to buff it out
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:28 AM   #5
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Hmmmm.....I wonder if the shoe polish trick would work on the plastic stuff on the outside of our Jeep Wrangler.

The fenders and bumpers are hard to keep looking black. I thought about having them painted professionally, but cost is too high.
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This is the solution. I used this on my Chevy Avalanche and it looked like new when I sold it after 8 years. MN seasonal changes can be really tough on black parts. Its expensive but it works.

https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwi9vIGvlZTkAhXSW4YKHU0NAuYYABAB GgJ2dQ&ae=1&sig=AOD64_2MpSZ2XapryMpwFCbmATWxutEr-A&ctype=5&q=&ved=0ahUKEwiry_uulZTkAhVCWqwKHYLnBzcQ wzwIMQ&adurl=https://www.amazon.com/Carworx-133-175-Refinish-Restorer-500ml/dp/B008A5GRHM/ref%3Dasc_df_B008A5GRHM/%3Ftag%3Dhyprod-20%26linkCode%3Ddf0%26hvadid%3D312190122371%26hvpo s%3D1o1%26hvnetw%3Dg%26hvrand%3D294830473287179860 1%26hvpone%3D%26hvptwo%3D%26hvqmt%3D%26hvdev%3Dm%2 6hvdvcmdl%3D%26hvlocint%3D%26hvlocphy%3D9019558%26 hvtargid%3Dpla-492457195801%26psc%3D1
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Link didn't work...what is the name of your product?
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Hmmmm.....I wonder if the shoe polish trick would work on the plastic stuff on the outside of our Jeep Wrangler.

The fenders and bumpers are hard to keep looking black. I thought about having them painted professionally, but cost is too high.
the oldsí vinyl top had a pebbly grain to it so using a small brush was needed to get down into the grain. i used what i had in my barracks room (usaf).
(no spit shine though)
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Link didn't work...what is the name of your product?
This is the link from "tgjmtaylor" that worked for me. "Carworks Refinish Restorer". I'm thinking about trying something like this on our faded black propane tank covers.

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For the front cap, (and all the fibreglass and paint), I use StarBrite marine polish with PTEF. It lasts a year or more and the bugs just slide off with a hose. No scrubbing needed. Also has UV inhibitors and works great on the graphics too.
https://www.amazon.com/Star-Brite-Pr...QCC1KFHSZGD043
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