Plastic trim restorer question

silverdale

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Were on about selling our car in the next few months but the plastic bumper and trim (originally black) are starting to look abit faded and tired. I youtubed it and to be honest there must be a million tricks people try and some are utter crap from vaseline to a paint stripping heat gun.


Anyone got a any home remedies or a shop product that they've used themselves , tried and tested ?
 

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More of a cover up but works and lasts a fair while.

Scuff stuff for shoes you know the liquid stuff
 

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Ah right , never thought of that, the stuff with the sponge on the end ?
 

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my local poundland has something called black trim restorer(or something like that)
 

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I like the idea of that but I can't help thinking the paint work will end up like bubble wrap. What does the heat actually that restores it ?
 

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ye I was a bit bricking it the first time I tried it on a transit but the results where really good
 

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Na I've not got the bottle lol, if I screw the paintwork or the bumper that would be me in the shed for a week and I've no feed going in there
 

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just keep it moving and take your time . if your worried about the paint use tin foil and masking tape to shield it from the heat
 

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I'm gonna have to have a go because as it stands it doesn't look pretty. What about the trims around the door windows ?. Mine are in a bit of a faded state
 

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I was in the £shop the other day mooching for some cheap DIY stuff when I noticed they'd a tonne of Astonish car care products and I spotted this, (yes for a quid) :) ;-

Car Care Black Shine Restorer - Astonish

The cars up at the garage for a day or two so when it's back I will give it a go and post a few before & after pics. I've bottled the heatgun treatment option even though the results from youtube look very good. I can't say I'm dipped in luck so .....
 

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Armour All gloss or matt finish if you dont want to use a heat gun.
 

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