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Old 15-09-2017, 07:45 PM   #1
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Damaged Black Trim (Grill)

I have the following damage (looks a bit like black water spots) on a Volvo grill (18 months old).

Prior to my purchase the car had a 'gold' valet...

IPA and the various, branded trim blackening products I have used have made no real difference.

Any ideas what this damage is caused by and if anything out there will fix it?

Thanks in advance for your help

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Old 15-09-2017, 08:08 PM   #2
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I'd give it a wipe with a magic eraser then stick something like gtechniq c4 on it.
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Old 16-09-2017, 09:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for the good tip - has made no difference I'm afraid.

I suspect that tar remover has been sprayed on and left to dry, damaging the surface.

Looks like a new grill....
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Old 16-09-2017, 09:35 PM   #4
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heat gun?
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Solution finish would probably work

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Old 17-09-2017, 09:08 AM   #6
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Thanks both

heat gun is a thought, but I'm not sure how the chrome would react. Plus, I don't own a heat gun, so might try a hairdryer. Nothing to loose if the chrome is killed though

Solution Finish also noted...this is looking like my only real option.

A new grill is about £150+VAT !!, so I might need to accept what I have..
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Old 17-09-2017, 01:59 PM   #7
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Damaged Black Trim (Grill)

If it's porous plastic (matt) then solution finish on a bit of sponge will cover that up and last a long while. Or whatever vinyl and rubber product you already have.

Koch Chemie Plast Star is my current favourite as it soaks into plastic and rubber. Two coats will keep it looking good for months.

You need a bit of foam on a stick and about 30 mins.


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Old 17-09-2017, 02:22 PM   #8
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As an outside the box thinking idea you could plastidip that fairly easily and achieve a finish thats similar to the OEM one
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Old 17-09-2017, 04:16 PM   #9
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Some Solution finish is on order...lets see how it does!

The photo above has already had some trim dressing (Black Wow and raceglaze, specifically) but neither did anything.
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Get some of these as well; extremely useful...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/151310771235


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