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    black exterior trim turning grey in between front and rear door windows and below windscreen
    any one recommend good product to restore
    much appreciated
     
     

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    Something like Back to black I'd say, http://www.holtsauto.com/products/gr...-back-to-black

    Unless one of the detailers who frequent here have a good tip.
     
     

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    iv used back to black ronnie, and although it seems like it's restoring the trim, it dosn't seem to bring it back to black. anybody got something a bit more up to date.
     
     

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    Ive heard people who use black boot polish but i would imagine it would get messy in the rain
     
     

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    to bring it back to a darker colour and have it shiney you can use kitchen oil but it gets abit greasy. other than that a good quality bumper gel will do the best it can. if there too far gone then its changing them or painting them as the sun bleaches the plastic
     
     

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    gtechnic c4
    http://gtechniq.com/shop/3s-for-cars...trim-restorer/

    permanent trim restorer, i got soem the other week used it at the weekend, will post up pics tomorrow
     
     

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    i've been using a silicon spray and although it brings the black plastic and metal up nice it dosn't last long. Sam 1832 solution is far too expensive for my taste, if the government find out you're prepared to pay £23 for 15ml of shinny stuff they will have no qualms about whacking more tax on the petrol. lol. i wonder how long 15ml would last? let us know how it performs sam.
     
     

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    Its permanent,

    Silcone spray washes off with every wash and rain,

    Where as this does not, so you will do it once now and not do it for years until the sun fades it again
     
     

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    So as promised, pics of c3

    I done this saturday, i done the black trim on the mirrors, the washer jets, the plastic trim on the windows, the airel trim and the scuttle board

    Its very easy to apply, firstly clean the trim with isophonyl alchol, wipe c3 on, then wipe off the residue with a micro fiber done

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    Mask up your paint work:


    The after, these were taken today so it has had time to dry




    I think the pics speake for them selfs, but it has returned the trim to its brand new condition, So i think its easily worth the money as long as it lasts
     
     

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    Carefully with a heat gun will bring it back to new or peanut butter rubbed in.

    Havent tried the peanut butter but im assured it works!
     
     

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