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    Can use Waxoyl for the same effect. Usually lasts around 3 months before it starts to diminish.
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    Autoglym bumper care is also good for restoring tired plastics. I get mine at Halfords, where they are usually doing a three for the price of two offer on cleaning products!
     
     

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    Joe, update this thread periodically to see how it lasts in the rain and bad weather??

    It looks like a similar product to chemical guys trim gel.. goes on a treat, the bottle lasts for ever but.. after a couple of downpours or a good wash it's back to square one (hopefully the autobrite stuff has more ENDURANCE! )

    I'd be interested to hear how this stuff lasts as I'm considering this.. http://gtechniq.com/shop/3s-for-cars...trim-restorer/

    Obviously it's 3 times the price but I've seen proven results that 1 treatment does last 2 years, wash after wash it just doesn't fade.. genuinely amazing product! (mate used it on his mk2 golf, covered in faded trim.. nearly 2 years on looks like new!)
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    smooth peanut butter works very similar and a lot cheaper and lasts ages as the peanut oils seem to sink into the plastic really well
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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
    Joe, update this thread periodically to see how it lasts in the rain and bad weather??

    It looks like a similar product to chemical guys trim gel.. goes on a treat, the bottle lasts for ever but.. after a couple of downpours or a good wash it's back to square one (hopefully the autobrite stuff has more ENDURANCE! )

    I'd be interested to hear how this stuff lasts as I'm considering this.. http://gtechniq.com/shop/3s-for-cars...trim-restorer/

    Obviously it's 3 times the price but I've seen proven results that 1 treatment does last 2 years, wash after wash it just doesn't fade.. genuinely amazing product! (mate used it on his mk2 golf, covered in faded trim.. nearly 2 years on looks like new!)
    Yes mate I'll keep this upto date. We had some very heavy rain earlier in the week and the trim still looks exactly like it did after application at the weekend. Early days but we'll see how it lasts.

    I guess it will also be interesting to see what its like after giving the car another proper wash, will do that in a couple of weeks so will update again then

    I'm also interested about that other stuff, so if you get some let us know
     
     

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    Just caught this thread and realised it's time I got to work on the trim bits of my car....much better to get a recommended product so i'll get some Berry Blast and give it go - cheers
     
     

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    So, do you guys polish first, then do your trim?

    Or do you do the trim first and polish afterwards?

    So far i've been alternating, one week polish, one week trim, but my trim that was lovely and black last week is now covered with swirly grey polish marks!

    Surely you wouldn't mask the paintwork while doing the trim though? And i wouldn't want to get trim gel on my just polished paintwork...

    Colour me confused.
     
     

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    Just an update - it's been a month this weekend since I did this to my car, and all the trim is still looking great like in the pictures, the mirrors especially which I'm very pleased about considering they were looking the worst before hand

    Quote Originally Posted by Foolishbean69 View Post
    So, do you guys polish first, then do your trim?

    Or do you do the trim first and polish afterwards?
    Personally I would polish first and then do the trim, just take your time on the trim and you're unlikely to get any trim gel on the paintwork.
     
     

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    Wow that berry blast is amazing, the little touches like that really make the car stand out!
    Is there an highstreet show retailing this?
     
     

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    Thats impressive stuff. Have you used it on the rubber door / window seals too?
     
     

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