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Old 01-07-2009, 08:16 PM
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Am I the only one who uses black magic? lol
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no, your the only one who posted cause most people just agreed...
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peanut butter! i know it sounds redic, but rub it on, wipe it off, and your all set! black as new!
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Originally Posted by extremsprt86 View Post
peanut butter! i know it sounds redic, but rub it on, wipe it off, and your all set! black as new!
lol, can anyone verify this?
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:31 PM
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well ive heard that you can clean up gum with peanut butter, and also remove scratches on cds with peanut butter.... so who knows lol
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It's probably more of a result of peanut butter oil than the peanut butter itself. Oil makes plastics shiny.
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the oil is most likely what does the trick, but having it in a nice creamy form makes it easy to put on. ill do a round and put up pix once i get my car back from mazda.

p.s. chunky is killer on a pb&j but for the car stick to creamy, and dont bother trying to use it on the fender vents unless you can take them out to do it.
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What would happen if you added jelly..OoO..
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FYI, I used Dupli-Colour Bumper Black Vinyl Spray Paint (Satin Black) today and it looks ridiculously amazing.

"Dupli-Color Flexible Bumper Coating - Black, 311G" - Supercheap Auto New Zealand

I took the shrouds off, which gave me an opportunity to fix the broken and cracked 'tabs' that hold the shrouds in place.

I was all prepared to go out and buy two news ones, but these have come up so good, no need!
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by deanrx8 View Post
FYI, I used Dupli-Colour Bumper Black Vinyl Spray Paint (Satin Black) today and it looks ridiculously amazing.

"Dupli-Color Flexible Bumper Coating - Black, 311G" - Supercheap Auto New Zealand

I took the shrouds off, which gave me an opportunity to fix the broken and cracked 'tabs' that hold the shrouds in place.

I was all prepared to go out and buy two news ones, but these have come up so good, no need!
Can you post some pics? Just saw this stuff the other day and it looks like it might be descent.
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Will post some pics soon.

One thing I will say, you must make sure the shrouds are clean as a whistle before using the dupli-colour, and be sure to shake the bejesus out of the can before spraying. It's a rubberised paint, so if it hasn't mixed properly, when it lands on the surface it can pull away from edges...
As I said, so happy with results, I am now going to do the lower rear bumper with the same stuff to match the newly painted shrouds...
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Originally Posted by Nopstnz8 View Post
Can you post some pics? Just saw this stuff the other day and it looks like it might be descent.
Before & After...





Obviously the light conditions changed overnight so the pictures dont match, but you get the idea.

I'm very pleased with the result.
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^^How was the ease of application?
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It's a spray can, like spray paint, so application is just like paint. I took my shrouds off, to save masking, cleaned them thoroughly with Isopropyl Alcohol to remove all the road grime, wax etc, let them dry, then hung them and gave them 3 coats, about 20 minutes apart. I let them dry over night before reinstalling. Very straight forward.
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Hmm, maybe someone can try just plasti-dip. You can apply it without removing the shroud, and just peel it off the over spray.
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Mine are fading, which sucks </3
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Originally Posted by bigx5murf View Post
Hmm, maybe someone can try just plasti-dip. You can apply it without removing the shroud, and just peel it off the over spray.
I plastidipped mine orange, and it works really well. Just gets dirty pretty quickly cause of the exhaust. Plus, it's had to spray the inside part, but it's possible and it helps protect it.
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I plastidipped mine orange.
And why the hell would you do that?
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