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Old 18-12-2016, 09:10 PM   #1
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fading plastic trim

Hi all,

I need your help, I has been working on my engine cover to removed the scratches, marks and some cuts when I have used wet and dry sandpaper 2500 and 3500.

This is what it was like before:





So this is what it looks like now:





I have tried to use the solution finish, AG rubber and vinyl care to polish it, but when I wiped with a dry microfibre cloth, none of them would help to restore to the orgional color as it will return to faded plastic where it was before.












I have tried everything at all I can do my best to try to make it like new again by used these products in number of times, but it doesn't work so I don't think it will do anything to remove the faded plastic.

Do you know what I need to do now?
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Old 18-12-2016, 09:20 PM   #2
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Paint it?
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Old 18-12-2016, 09:25 PM   #3
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Satin black acrylic paint.
Several light coats will have it looking like new again.

You'll get a great finish just with an aerosol, trust me
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Old 18-12-2016, 09:44 PM   #4
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Satin black acrylic paint.
Several light coats will have it looking like new again.

You'll get a great finish just with an aerosol, trust me
Thanks for your advise, if I get Satin black acrylic paint, would they help to restore to the orgional color?

I dont want to spray it to make it look darker that would looks horrible.

what do you mean by the aerosol?
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Old 19-12-2016, 11:40 AM   #5
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If you do paint it you need to clean it really very, very well if you have dressed it already as the paint will react with that stuff like nothing you have ever seen LOL.
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Old 19-12-2016, 08:21 PM   #6
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yes, have you really degreased it with something like Megs Super Degreaser or Bilt Hamber Surfex HD?
Or even Autoglym Engine & Machine Cleaner?

By aerosol, I meant simply get a rattle can from Halfords
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Heat gun does permanent job but it is quite easy to damage "structure" if you have never done it before.
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Never use a heat gun.
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Old 28-12-2016, 09:07 PM   #9
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Gtechniq C4 trim restorer not do the trick?!

I have some dodgy trim which needs some tlc and I was planning on using that......
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Old 28-12-2016, 09:13 PM   #10
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Gtechniq C4 trim restorer not do the trick?!

I have some dodgy trim which needs some tlc and I was planning on using that......
I asked for some similar advice on some stained plastic m sport side skirts I have fitted and c4 plastic and trim restorer was recommended to me aswell, it arrives tomorrow so I'll maybe post some results if I can

Quite expensive for a 15ml bottle at c£20 but vfm if it does what it says it should
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