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Old 15-03-2018, 02:16 AM   #11
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The only thing that I've found lasts more than a couple of weeks is a coating like G-techniq or Gyeon. I used Gyeon Trim over a year ago and it's still going strong - the car is kept outside in the blazing sun so that's pretty good going. Prep is the key though. Scrub the hell out of the trim to be coated with a strong APC mix. Rinse and dry. Then hit it with an IPA solution (I use 50:50 IPA to water). Give it a good rub with this and let it dry. Then apply the coating.
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Solution Finish for trims did really impressed me.
Now i'm using Gyeon Tire for my tires, nice product too.
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I coated my old mini Countryman with Nanolex Si3D, paintwork and the plastic trims - it lasted 12 months and gave the correct sheen. Perhaps a little overkill unless you want to ceramic coat the paintwork as well.

GTechniq C4 is similar product.

On our other Mini, i stuck to traditional carnauba wax on the paint and tried a variety of trim protectors on the black wheelarch trims etc. AutoFinesse Revive looked ok but didn;t last very well in wet weather, similar to Autoglym in my experience.
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Thank you very much for the support everyone. I'm going to buy some good APC for trim prep and I'll continue to research the products which you've all suggested.

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If the trim is black I find that masking and coating with satin black plastic/ trim spray paint gets them like new, and it lasts.
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If the trim is black I find that masking and coating with satin black plastic/ trim spray paint gets them like new, and it lasts.
I did that on my old Megane and it works well but the paint was soft.



Which APC should I buy? Can I just use any house hold APC? I only have window cleaner products with white vinegar and car detailer sprays and upholstery cleaner.

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I applied autobright restore 2 black on my tyres. It's a black dye. A week after bad weather it seems to remain glossy on my tyres. I however have 1 tyre that no product seems to keep shiny. It's very frustrating.

I'll be trying the Nanolex stuff for my trim. It says it'll last a year like Gtechniq C4. Nothing seems to take hold on my trim for very long which is a shame! Fingers crossed with the Nanolex!
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Hi!

Can I use tyre dressings, like Armor All Tyre Glaze for bumper matt black plastic elements?

(I tried some gels-dressings before, but a few kms of driving and they converted my bumpers to dust magnets, so they were look like much worse than before with the faded, grey plastics)
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