Recent Topics
Wix WL10290XP CUT OPEN GM 22psi
by LotI - 11/12/19 07:04 PM
Do high beams make you angry?
by 1978elcamino - 11/12/19 06:46 PM
VALVOLINE V0-148 CUT OPEN
by 53' Stude - 11/12/19 06:38 PM
VW Jetta oil filter CUT OPEN
by 53' Stude - 11/12/19 06:31 PM
Turtle Wax Seal & Shine On Top of Ice or Vice-Versa ?
by Dwight_Frye - 11/12/19 06:10 PM
Timing Cover Leak in Toyota/Lexus
by Gebo - 11/12/19 05:10 PM
Anyone running only Malwarebytes for security
by Donald - 11/12/19 05:07 PM
104+ Fuel Injector Pro ?
by ChrisD46 - 11/12/19 04:55 PM
Mobil 1 FS 0w40 vs Castrol 0w40
by Ndx - 11/12/19 04:14 PM
How often to drive a second car.
by SouthDakotaDad - 11/12/19 03:48 PM
Manufacturers, Bypasses & Large Sumps
by ad244 - 11/12/19 03:23 PM
Samsung DeX for PC
by dogememe - 11/12/19 03:19 PM
2008 Acura TL Timing Belt/Component Kit
by BAJA_05 - 11/12/19 02:06 PM
Installing decals and emblems in cold weather
by atikovi - 11/12/19 01:39 PM
Skyactiv 20,000 mile OCI with Oil Analysis
by thegameq - 11/12/19 01:23 PM
Stihl KM110R Carburetor Adjustment
by henni - 11/12/19 01:10 PM
Mix and match wheel cylinder brands?
by RocketUSA - 11/12/19 12:45 PM
Newest Members
Hombre909, DeLong, Scuder, Jasonrmcc, Capacc
69840 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
121 registered members (53' Stude, 69GTX, 1978elcamino, 2010Civic, 928, 18 invisible), 2,092 guests, and 23 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics297,332
Posts5,113,222
Members69,840
Most Online3,589
Nov 2nd, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Re: Restoring oxidized, black, plastic cladding.... [Re: badtlc] #3308256 03/11/14 11:24 AM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 809
S
strat81 Offline
Offline
S
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 809
I've owned a bunch of cars with that atrocious cladding, a Saab 9-3, a Saturn SL1, a Buick Rainier, and a Honda CR-V.

Klasse All-in-One worked well to clean them up and reduce the hazy. I found it to last longer than Back To Black, and it wasn't slimy like Back To Black.


Molon Labe
Re: Restoring oxidized, black, plastic cladding.... [Re: badtlc] #3308421 03/11/14 02:34 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 647
G
gizzsdad Offline
Offline
G
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 647

Re: Restoring oxidized, black, plastic cladding.... [Re: badtlc] #3308819 03/11/14 08:58 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 8,959
C
Cujet Offline
Offline
C
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 8,959
Interesting test, thanks.

The "Forever Black" dye performed very well. With just a bit of unevenness. However, with a few coats, that problem is easy to avoid.


People who count on their fingers should maintain a discreet silence.
Re: Restoring oxidized, black, plastic cladding.... [Re: badtlc] #3309447 03/12/14 12:46 PM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,960
G
gofast182 Offline
Offline
G
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,960
I ignored this thread because I thought it was one I already responded in! Guys, you need to check out Adam's Super VRT. I use it on my tires and exterior trim. It lasts for at least a month (usually 2-3 on the trim), stands up to rain, is not greasy at all, smells great, and the bottle lasts a long time. thumbsup

http://www.detailersdomain.com/Adams-Super-VRT_p_222.html


Last edited by gofast182; 03/12/14 12:47 PM.

2006 S2000 - Berlina Black - PU 10w30, PCX-004
2017 340i xDrive - Black Sapphire - Dlr Fill, 114...898
2019 X5 xDrive 40i - Mineral White - Dlr Fill, 114...898
Re: Restoring oxidized, black, plastic cladding.... [Re: badtlc] #3309830 03/12/14 06:50 PM
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 635
Q
qwertydude Offline
Offline
Q
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 635
The OP's regular treatment lasts 3 months so VRT has no real advantage compared to his current regime. I think the OP's looking for a more permanent fix rather than just constantly treating the plastic.

Re: Restoring oxidized, black, plastic cladding.... [Re: badtlc] #3310187 03/13/14 05:55 AM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,960
G
gofast182 Offline
Offline
G
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,960
Must've been reading in a hurry and missed that, sorry.


2006 S2000 - Berlina Black - PU 10w30, PCX-004
2017 340i xDrive - Black Sapphire - Dlr Fill, 114...898
2019 X5 xDrive 40i - Mineral White - Dlr Fill, 114...898
Re: Restoring oxidized, black, plastic cladding.... [Re: qwertydude] #3310209 03/13/14 06:24 AM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,399
B
badtlc Offline OP
OP Offline
B
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,399
Originally Posted By: qwertydude
The OP's regular treatment lasts 3 months so VRT has no real advantage compared to his current regime. I think the OP's looking for a more permanent fix rather than just constantly treating the plastic.


That would be ideal. Not looking overly realistic at this point. I need to see if I can find reviews on Wipe New. Sounds like it might be the only hope.


2007 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L ATX, M1 AFE 0W20, Fram TG, 167k
2015 Chrysler T&C, 95k+, M1 5W30, Wix OF
2018 Forester Premium 10k+, M1 5W30, EcoGard Syn OF, ST 75W90
Re: Restoring oxidized, black, plastic cladding.... [Re: badtlc] #3310342 03/13/14 08:11 AM
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 635
Q
qwertydude Offline
Offline
Q
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 635
Wipe new will work, for a time, but be very careful with it. It's basically just a clearcoat in a bottle but uses a very aggressive solvent in order to bond with plastic and so if it gets on paint you'll end up needing to wet sand it off.

Also when it does wear out it's likely the plastic will end up looking worse than before. It'll peel, blotch and turn chalky white. Read the reviews on amazon before buying it.

Re: Restoring oxidized, black, plastic cladding.... [Re: badtlc] #3310501 03/13/14 10:38 AM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 486
R
razel Offline
Offline
R
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 486
Reminds me of high school. We once used industrial Sharpie's from school on small black exterior plastic parts. Friend no longer had the car about a year later, but it lasted that long.

Later in college when we knew how to do a little body work we ended up airbrushing black bumper parts... essentially repainting it. I think now-a-days if you have a hookup repainting a bumper can be about $100 total.

Re: Restoring oxidized, black, plastic cladding.... [Re: qwertydude] #3310783 03/13/14 02:59 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,399
B
badtlc Offline OP
OP Offline
B
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,399
Originally Posted By: qwertydude
Wipe new will work, for a time, but be very careful with it. It's basically just a clearcoat in a bottle but uses a very aggressive solvent in order to bond with plastic and so if it gets on paint you'll end up needing to wet sand it off.

Also when it does wear out it's likely the plastic will end up looking worse than before. It'll peel, blotch and turn chalky white. Read the reviews on amazon before buying it.


Yeah, no go with it. The reviews on autopia indicated it didn't even make it through a couple of car washes before being washed off.


2007 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L ATX, M1 AFE 0W20, Fram TG, 167k
2015 Chrysler T&C, 95k+, M1 5W30, Wix OF
2018 Forester Premium 10k+, M1 5W30, EcoGard Syn OF, ST 75W90
Re: Restoring oxidized, black, plastic cladding.... [Re: badtlc] #3311020 03/13/14 07:01 PM
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 635
Q
qwertydude Offline
Offline
Q
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 635
If you apply it right it will last months if not a year or more. I know because I helped my uncle apply it to some really beat up plastic. And it did last but when it went, it really went, and the big problem is reapplication is a bigger pain in the butte. You have to strip it because the stuff is clear and an uneven surface with bubbling and hazing underneath will show on reapplication and only lacquer thinner will cut it but that can also severely damage many plastics and your car paint. Not worth it in my opinion. Just keep using the OTC treatments and live with reapplying it, or just use Krylon Fusion paint. When the paint wears off it's just as easy to sand and repaint the piece.

Last edited by qwertydude; 03/13/14 07:02 PM.
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™