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Old 05-20-2011, 09:45 PM   #1
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Restoring black color

What do you all suggest we use to restore the black color to the bay door handles, the exterior window trim & the side mirrors?

Back in the 80's, I used a product called Back to Black to restore the black color on louvers I had on a Mustang hatchback. I tried a product with the same name & it didn't last like what I used 25+ years ago. Wax doesn't work either, neither does Armorall.

I'm thinking the handles are painted aluminum, the window trim is either plastic or some poly & the mirrors are plastic with painted aluminum arms.

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After purchasing my 08 Sport Trac, the dealer washed, waxed the truck. They also used a product from Meguiar's called Back to Black on the wheel well trim, door handles and tonneau cover. Has lasted about 6 months so far. They told me it would have to be reapplied periodically. It looks fantastic. I am surprised it has held up this well.
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I use a product called Turtlewax ICE liquid. Holds up about 3 months at a time but there is not smearing of the adjacent paint and works equally well on painted surfaces. No white residue.
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Aerospace 303 protectant is possibly the best I have used. I use it on my tonneau cover on my truck and any black trim, if needed.
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Much obliged everyone.

I've got the 303 to use on my tires, never thought about trying on the other black surfaced.

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Car Brite "Revive" on black plastics, and "Pig Spit" on black metals. Amazing stuff. I am a detailing maniac and both work well. Don't use either on tires. (Well you can, but you shouldn't)
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Back to Black is a Mother's product, not Meguiar's.

Mothers Back-To-Black Bumper & Trim Care restores black plastic & rubber bumpers and trim to their original black color. Care for your car's bumper

I also like Meguiars Detailer All-Season Dressing for restoring plastic & vinyl. It's part of the professional detailer product line.
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I use the 303 product on all my black trim, tires and the tonneau cover on my truck.

Now I have to ask??? What is "PIG SPIT" ????
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I use the 303 product on all my black trim, tires and the tonneau cover on my truck.

Now I have to ask??? What is "PIG SPIT" ????
Pig Spit is a silicone based spray that was developed in the mid 90's to detail the black powercoated finish on harley engines. Spray on, wipe off. It's pretty much Silicone with some other stuff in it. S100 makes a similar product that works well too.
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