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Best Protectant for Exterior Black Plastic?

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  1. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    What do the pros use to help protect against the fading of exterior black plastic & seals? Preferably something that just doesn't wash off after the first rain.
     
  2. NastyGT500

    NastyGT500 Naples Premier Detailer! Established Member

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    Coat them. It'll last at least 12months or maybe longer.

    Clean them really well first. Then prep them with an IPA wipedown or the like. Then coat. Done. It'll look great for a long time.
     
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    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

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    I like “Black Wow”. A pea sized drop coats a good sized area.
     
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  4. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    Any recommendation on brand of coating?
     
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    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    Looks like really good stuff.

    Thanks
     
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    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

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    ...and a small bottle will last for a year or more.
     
  7. NastyGT500

    NastyGT500 Naples Premier Detailer! Established Member

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    I use some trim restoration products as well...and then coat over them to 'lock' it in!

    As far as trim coatings: Pretty much pick your poison, they are all pretty darn good. My go to is 22ple and I've been using IGL Trim now for a while and really like it.

    I've used 22ple, Carpro Dlux, Adam's trim coating, IGL,
     
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  8. jayk17

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    I use 303 Marine Aerospace Protectant since it offers superior UV protection.
     
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  9. lOOKnGO

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    Been using Back to Black for at least 15 years. I'm sure there maybe better products, just haven't used it in them yet.
     
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    I hate that stuff. First good rain, and it runs off the mirrors, cowl etc and down onto the paint.
     
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    I use Back to Black when I dress up in blackface.
     
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    This

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
     
  13. Dip Dungles

    Dip Dungles I like things that jiggle Premium Member Established Member

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    I was watching a video on YT and the user recommended this product while cleaning his AE86. Grabbed a bottle of it and that stuff is the shit!! Not cheap by any means but the outcome is spectacular.
     
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    I was curious about this stuff called Solution Finish Black Plastic & Vinyl Trim Restorer. The video I saw looked like it worked really well. Especially if the trim is faded already.
     
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    Oh MYYYY! YOU drive your car in the rain? I never!
     
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    Not usually, but it is stored outside under a cover
     
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    I left my car outside once, and tossed and turned all night. Not really, it's my bitch and the I'm the rooster.
     
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    offroadkarter Professional S***poster Premium Member

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    I'll have to check this stuff out for my project, I already got 303 Aerospace convertible top cleaner

    We better get you down to VA ASAP
     
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    NastyGT500 Naples Premier Detailer! Established Member

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    Solution Finish works great. I use it when I am restoring faded trim. Be careful, it can and will stain stuff you don't want it on. I will also sometimes then coat over it after it 'cures'.
     
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    I wonder how the new Mothers CMX Ceramic spray coating would work? Tempted to pick some up and spray onto the black plastics of the wife's CR-V. Stuff is pretty cheap and the few reviews I've read seem promising:
     

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