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Old 10-29-2008, 07:11 PM
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Question Restoring Black Plastic Trim on the Rear Bumper

My bumper trim is starting to look white on the exhaust shrouds. I am assuming this is a result of the heat from the exhaust drying out the shrouds. Anyways, I am looking for a product to make them look like new. I have tried Aerospace 303, which works great except on the shrouds, Mother's back to black, and will soon be trying Klasse plastic treatment. I am looking for something that I don't have to apply every week I wash the car because it is time consuming. Will Forever Black trim dye work well on our bumper? I also heard that Black Wow isn't very good. If none of these will really work, would replacing the shrouds be a near perfect match to the rest of the bumper? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:46 PM
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Back to Black. I know you've used it before, but it really just takes like 5mins to apply and forget.
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Mine are doing the same thing....I've just accepted the fact that if I want to have aftermarket exhaust, they are not going to be perfect....

I guess I could extend the tips...
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303 areospace..

search google or here..

really good stuff..

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Originally Posted by Rx8 Fanatic View Post
I have tried Aerospace 303
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303 aerospace..
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Originally Posted by Ross_Dawg View Post
wow,,

got you.

if that product does not hold up... you have issues...

maybe replace the shrouds...

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I second back to black. It also helps to work it in with some love, in the shade when the surface is cool.

Now if its from exhaust heat its may not be very repairable, maybe some spiffy chrome exhaust finishers, or some new plastic ones as suggested.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:30 PM
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That's it. I third that. Now that the election is over worth. Get back to work.
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you should get them sanded smooth and painted.
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Id go with the mother back to black too.
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Check this place out:

http://www.properautocare.com/reswhitstain.html

http://www.properautocare.com/exterior-trim.html

Ive actually used forever black and it works great... then I follow up with meguiars trim detailer...

http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/produc...?T1=MEG+G10810
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:39 AM
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Thanks guys. Especially you Alucard. That is exactly what I was looking for.
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Im in the same boat, mine are starting to look shabby.
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:38 PM
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no problem guys... glad to help
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i actually use a tire gel spray thats meant to make the tires look all black and shiny. Well i tried in on the back plastic trim and it worked wonders. Since its a gel and more oil based it really soaks and smooths on the look and mine is so shiny it almost has a gloss black look to it which looks great against my sunlight silver 8
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Originally Posted by Spoolin8 View Post
i actually use a tire gel spray thats meant to make the tires look all black and shiny. Well i tried in on the back plastic trim and it worked wonders. Since its a gel and more oil based it really soaks and smooths on the look and mine is so shiny it almost has a gloss black look to it which looks great against my sunlight silver 8
+1 same thing i do on my SS
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i just wish my plastic was painted BB
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:06 AM
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how about those chrome shrouds that are an OEM option?


then paint them black or soemthing
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Originally Posted by 05rex8 View Post
Mine are doing the same thing....I've just accepted the fact that if I want to have aftermarket exhaust, they are not going to be perfect....

I guess I could extend the tips...
Same here. When they start to look like they are melting I'll change them out.
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how about those chrome shrouds that are an OEM option?


then paint them black or soemthing
MM (Jeff) has them they just burn after time. Wast of moneyz + you cant see them if you have 3" exhaust tips
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Haven't really noticed much whitening between washes since I started to use Turtle Wax ICE on my black bits. The shrouds come out looking deep black but not shiny and they stay that why for at least 8 months. It also helps with the water spotting issue on the lips below the fake grills.

I've used ICE with both the stock and my Greddy and all was good. Maybe a combination of Back to Black and ICE would be a good solution. One makes it black the other protects it.
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i used 99% alcohol and it never came back, i tryed 70% - 80% and that didnt work, try 99%, its really from the waxs and cleaners that make it like that, you have to strip it off
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Meguiars NXT has a purple spray bottle that works REALLY well for black parts. Apply a small amount on a cloth or applicator pad and you should be fine.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:42 PM
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i used 99% alcohol and it never came back, i tryed 70% - 80% and that didnt work, try 99%, its really from the waxs and cleaners that make it like that, you have to strip it off
I'd suggest that you don't have hot tips during the process....

Where do you get 99% Alcohol? Is this household stuff?
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I'd suggest that you don't have hot tips during the process....

Where do you get 99% Alcohol? Is this household stuff?
my job, i work for toshiba, and it cant have any water in it for logic boards and other electronics, its really great stuff, i clean rollers that turn white and it gets it black, im sure you can find it on ebay, i dunno
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