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Keeping outside trim nice and shiny!

What is the best way to keep outside plastic trim ( truck bed rails, top of rear bumper, around windows , etc) nice and shiny without permanent damage?

Is armor all ok?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-28-2010, 02:45 PM
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I've never really liked armor all because it eventually leaves behind a gray residue.

I use the Meguiar's exterior trim spray and haven't seen any residue yet.
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peanut butter (seriously) - works great on SN95 Mustangs, I would assume it's same/similar plastic on other vehicles.

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X2 for all black surfaces. Makes that pesky wax go away!

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I thought that stuff was used after it fades?
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I've never really liked armor all because it eventually leaves behind a gray residue.

I use the Meguiar's exterior trim spray and haven't seen any residue yet.
I will look for that. I love the Meguiar's interior spray.
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peanut butter (seriously) - works great on SN95 Mustangs, I would assume it's same/similar plastic on other vehicles.
hmmm....
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While it looks nice, it's only temporary. Next time it rains or you wash your car it's gone. At least that's my experience.

Have you seen this trick? It was posted on here a while back. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWyecrQh_HQ
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Magic eraser if the fade isn't too bad, then back to black, or accent coating/trim detailer from meguiar's, or peanut butter like Trey said.

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peanut butter (seriously) - works great on SN95 Mustangs, I would assume it's same/similar plastic on other vehicles.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 10:34 PM
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peanut butter (seriously)
And to think I laughed at this when I originally saw it. I did some research and it came highly recommended from quite a few sites. So yesterday, I went and bought a jar. Results speak for themselves:

To clarify, peanut butter treatment on the left, weathered trim on the right....

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I wonder if this is where they got the Peanut Butter and Jelly song from...lol

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How do you apply the peanut butter? lol.

How do you apply the peanut butter? lol

Do you put some on a rag and apply it, then buff it off? Smear some on the trim and then wash it off or what?
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how do you apply the peanut butter? Lol

do you put some on a rag and apply it, then buff it off? Smear some on the trim and then wash it off or what?
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