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Old 01-05-2018, 04:00 PM   #1
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exterior black bits - best thing to use ?

Hi all
want to make the black bits on my car look as good as they can.
the matt plastic by the wing mirror and the shiny black bit on the door (b pillar i think its called)
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advice greatly appreciated
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Old 01-05-2018, 05:30 PM   #2
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I liked the sonax trim gel, cheap too.
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Old 01-05-2018, 07:32 PM   #3
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The wing mirror - if the plastic is unpainted, I've used AG trim stuff (new bottle) or Auto Allure trim stuff, both work well and I've been pleased with results.

With regards to the B pillars - looks like they need a good polish to bring them back
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Use solution finish to blacken it then car pro d lux to seal it so it remains black.

http://www.in2detailing.co.uk/soluti...-restorer.html

http://www.slimsdetailing.co.uk/fini...ating-kit.html

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Another vote for solution finish, buy the 1oz bottle though, you'd need a fleet of cars to get through the 12oz bottle and there is a shelf life of 2-3 years I think.
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With regards to the B pillars - looks like they need a good polish to bring them back
Sure does!
Trouble is, it has had gardx (ceramic coating i think) put on top of the swirls by the previous owner.
Gotta work out how to remove the gardx, get rid of the swirls and put some protection back on.
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Use solution finish to blacken it then car pro d lux to seal it so it remains black.

http://www.in2detailing.co.uk/soluti...-restorer.html

http://www.slimsdetailing.co.uk/fini...ating-kit.html
Thanks!
Looks very interesting.
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Sure does!

Trouble is, it has had gardx (ceramic coating i think) put on top of the swirls by the previous owner.

Gotta work out how to remove the gardx, get rid of the swirls and put some protection back on.

Oh okay. Think Gardx can be removed by claying - if you haven’t already I’d try polishing the B post first to see if it can be improved - perhaps using something like Megs Ultimate Compound?
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Sure does!
Trouble is, it has had gardx (ceramic coating i think) put on top of the swirls by the previous owner.
Gotta work out how to remove the gardx, get rid of the swirls and put some protection back on.
I know marketing makes it seem like it, but ceramic coatings are far from indestructible. A machine polish will remove all ceramic coatings, bar one or two which apparently need wetsanding.
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I managed to buy some DoDo juice ceramic trim coating from Clean&shiny cheap still going strong best stuff I’ve used managed to do 2 cars
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