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    How to make trim black again

    I have been told that if i heat the side trim with a heat gun it will return to its origional coulour, does anyone know if this is true ?

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    its meant to bring the pigments in the plastic back to the top or something along those lines, i think its more with a blow torch but i could be wrong
    i have some spare trim il try it with a heat gun if you like and let you know how it goes lol

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    if you mean the bump strips etc use glass cleaner blacks mine up ok

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    or back 2 black, i use dash wipes tho they last a week until i wash it again

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    Ive been using back to black,even after a few weeks it still looks black!!

    I seem to eat through loads of the stuff when I do the car though,too much black plastic lol.

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    Peanut Butter does the trick ! Gets a bit messy tho!!!
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    From what i've read on various forums over a good period of time, other peoples findings etc etc etc i've come to the following conclusion....

    you're wasting your time really unless you get them sprayed. Everything else is only temporary & you'll get fed up re-doing & re-doing.

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    Ditto I've not tried heating mine up, though the more expensive trim treatments do last longer e.g. Meguiars High Endurance and Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel.

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    I applied black boot polish then heated it up with a heat gun then began bulling the polish until it started to shine, then use cold water with cotton wool to finish off the shine, This works a treat on my army boots thats where i got the idea from...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClarkySri-T View Post
    Peanut Butter does the trick ! Gets a bit messy tho!!!

    it works!
    and is prob the cheapest method too...
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