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Old 30-11-2019, 08:23 PM   #1
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Piano black styling kit - Polishing

Hi, any recommendations for polishing a piano black aero kit on a Mazda MX5 RF? It is a gloss black rear lip spoiler and side skirt presumably plastic.
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Old 08-12-2019, 05:15 PM   #2
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You getting polish with hand or polishing machine?
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:38 PM   #3
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Old 10-12-2019, 03:21 PM   #4
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I'm assuming that all that stuff is not clear coated like the paint ? I would be very careful with it personally and would like peoples view also on the least aggressive but effective product to use. I think Forensic detailing on youtube has a video of him doing his B pillars I think.
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Old 10-12-2019, 03:28 PM   #5
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As with polishing anything of unknown hardness (or softness) for the first time always try the least aggressive approach to begin with, ie a soft polishing pad and a finishing polish. Assess the results achieved and then step up the pad or polish, or both, until you achieve the desired correction.

This may leave some marring if the the material is soft and you can then go back to the finishing polish and pad to refine the finish if necessary.

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I've used Meguiars Scratch x and also an all in one polish for mine (by hand) and they come up well. The problem is, no matter how careful you are with your wash routine they won't stay great for long as they are so soft.
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Old 20-12-2019, 11:41 AM   #7
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I unfortunately went at my old car which had a similar piano black plastic coating on the A and B Pillars, in the end i found it cheaper and more effective to replace the whole lot with equivalent coating found on ebay. once replaced i wax and sealed the hell out of it for protection and always treated it like a faberge egg when washing not to scratch it.
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My gloss B pillars came up well using Mega Ultimate polish by hand on a microfiber towel. I was not aiming for perfection but that almost what I got. I have also had amazing filling ability from Bilthamber Autobalm as let's be honest you might remove the swirls but only for a short while.

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I’ve used AG SRP to recover / improve some previously and pleased with the results.
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Old 02-01-2020, 08:16 AM   #10
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once you polish it .....PPF?

I've had this done to the B-Pillars and it saves a lot of "stress" as thats where everyones hands go to shut the doors!!!
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