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Old 11-02-2021, 04:19 PM   #15
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Putting our Bay Star in hibernation for the Winter. Is it ok to plug 303 on the slide seals? If not, what is good?

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303 is an Aircraft formulated protectant. It works excellently in many applications. I use it for my RV, car, and in my home. I also like ProtectAll for some applications.

Mother's car wax makes an excellent product called Back-to-Black for black exterior pieces that are sun-faded.

I would never recommend that anyone use the various tire shine products because they can leach out some of the chemicals in the tire rubber that helps keep them pliable. Back to Black doesn't seem to be as harsh on tires and will make them look like new.

Has anyone else had a similar or different result with these products?
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Old 11-02-2021, 04:29 PM   #16
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I uses 303 on lots of stuff, even the car and Jeep
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I used Back to Black on faded black plastic parts, and within a couple of weeks they were faded again.
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Old 11-02-2021, 11:31 PM   #18
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I used Back to Black on faded black plastic parts, and within a couple of weeks they were faded again.
Did you follow it with 303 or another protectant? Naturally they have faded again. Weather, rain, washing, and such. It's not paint.
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I used Back to Black on faded black plastic parts, and within a couple of weeks they were faded again.
Iíve used Back to Black too and didnít care for it. While it did in fact turn it back to black, it also left a film that attracted all kinds of dirt and debris.
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I used Back to Black on faded black plastic parts, and within a couple of weeks they were faded again.
Agree...
Mothers Back to Black doesn't seem to work very well for me.
I've used and like 303 Protectant but find it doesn't last very long... turns back to faded gray rather quickly. I have no idea whether the UV protection remains but have to doubt it as the product is water soluble and appears to wash off after washing & rains.
I just bought and applied another Mothers product to black plastic auto trim and waiting to see how it stands up.
Its Mothers CMX Ceramic Trim Restore & Coat. It went on EZ/similar to other treatments and looked good when done. The proof will be durability!
Would appreciate comments from any others than have experience.
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Agree...

I've used and like 303 Protectant but find it doesn't last very long... turns back to faded gray rather quickly. I have no idea whether the UV protection remains but have to doubt it as the product is water soluble and appears to wash off after washing & rains.
Recommended to re-apply every 30-45 days.

https://www.303products.com.au/produ...ive-protectant
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Recommended to re-apply every 30-45 days.



https://www.303products.com.au/produ...ive-protectant
Yup... that is about what I've experienced but I'm looking for something that doesn't require retreatment 10 - 12 X / year... how many folks detail their cars or MHs every month?
I'm looking for something closer to 2 - 4 X / year but that may not be possible.
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Iíve had very good luck with Griots Garage ceramic coatings. I use it primarily for paint protection, but itís also worked well for plastic and rubber. I use it on all exterior paint, fiberglass roof, window seals, slide seals, plastic fittings, etc. Pretty much one product for everything exterior. In their literature they state itís great for this purpose. Itís easy to apply and conservatively lasts 4 months between applications. Downside.. itís not inexpensive.
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Apply "303" twice a year to slide seals. You want something that will keep the seals soft & pliable, & this product works well. Plus the slide seals do not get constant exposure to "UV".
Again, the goal is to keep the slide seals "soft & pliiable"!

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Buy 303 by the gallon. It doesnít go bad and itís much cheaper. Use a spray bottle from Home Depot or Lowes. You can also use it on your Diamond Shield. Foam paintbrush is a great tip.
303 Aerospace Protectorate is recommended by Diamond Shield. I use it on everything RV from fiberglass to tires, to slide sealsÖ.
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