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    Bump strips & other black plastics

    Getting ready to order some polishes, wax, etc to try and get my car up to scratch (no pun intended ).

    The bump strips and door handles are getting pretty grey, can anyone recommend an easy & cheap product to revive them a bit?

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    remove them and use a heat gun, but dont over heat them as they will melt. i find megs gold class trim detailer works well on my trim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertone ben View Post
    remove them and use a heat gun, but dont over heat them as they will melt. i find megs gold class trim detailer works well on my trim.
    To be honest, I'd rather leave them on the car and clean them in situ. Don't want to start taking stuff off and then have hassle getting them back on.

    Thanks for the advice though, appreciate it.

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    You can continuously shell out on back-to-black products if you so wish

    From much looking into it, i've concluded anything but a paint job is poor & temporary.

    Used to buy such products for my last car. It's not cost effective & i plan on spraying the bump strips myself

    The door handles are a different matter though. Not overly confident of getting them out & then back in again

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    Black wow is probably the best, although a bit more work needs to be done to get it on properly, but once it is on it will last for ages and look superb, also beads very nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Black wow is probably the best, although a bit more work needs to be done to get it on properly, but once it is on it will last for ages and look superb, also beads very nicely.
    Thanks, I'll look into that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_83 View Post
    You can continuously shell out on back-to-black products if you so wish

    From much looking into it, i've concluded anything but a paint job is poor & temporary.

    Used to buy such products for my last car. It's not cost effective & i plan on spraying the bump strips myself

    The door handles are a different matter though. Not overly confident of getting them out & then back in again

    it is cost effective if you want the trim to look good and how it should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertone ben View Post
    it is cost effective if you want the trim to look good and how it should.
    Cheers, gonna have a look at that Black Wow stuff once I've got the rest of the car polished up and see how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick DTI View Post
    Cheers, gonna have a look at that Black Wow stuff once I've got the rest of the car polished up and see how it goes.
    Just make sure you do it properly, i would mask off the paintwork and follow the instructions properly, if its done properly it will look great and last for months, even through washes.

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