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    Faded side skirts....Help

    I have a 1998 astra mk4 which is in general in excellent condition. The problem is the side skirts are a faded grey colour and they make the whole car look bad.

    I was wondering if anyone could suggest a solution? I have already tried back to black but that seems to have had little effect. I know when dealers put cars up for sale they normally spray something on to make all the trims look nice and dark. Any ideas?

    As alwyas any and all help is appreciated.

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    autoglym bumper care, will need reapplying every 2 weeks or so

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    As above, it's good but doesn't last very long. If you do get the AG, don't use to much, it just makes the plastic all greasy and smeary.
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    heat it up with a hot air gun not to close or in same spot to long that will bring the life back to them google autosmart or finishline you may find some on ebay and look for trim gel thats what the trade use auto glym is good thoe but a verry small bottle turtle wax ice polish works to

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    Halfords sell black bumper spray if ya fancy taking em off , lasts a fair bit longer than the rub on waxes and the like... I also used to have a mate who used black boot polish, worked quite well as it happens... Lol.
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    I used the meguirs gold endurance tyre gloss stuff on mine. Works a treat and lasts ages
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    if you use alycarsons method but apply AG Bumper care before it cools it will draw int he AG as it cools, essentially bring back the original colour and making the AG last longer, spent the whole of last weekend doing this to the other half's corsa and the trims are like brand spanking new
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    Heat them up, will bring the oils back to the front of the plastic, then dress them with black WOW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom{BSc} View Post
    I used the meguirs gold endurance tyre gloss stuff on mine. Works a treat and lasts ages
    +1
    AG did work fine on mine but Megs endurance gel lasts a lot longer imho.
    the tip about heating then applying the dressing sounds like a good idea and i may try this when the megs washes off.
    i think dodo or chemical guys do a trim sealant, has anyone had any experience of this?
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