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Trim Restorer #5430948 05/16/20 08:47 PM
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I used Turtle wax Restorer, it looks good, but I don't know how long it will last. The bottle says 3 months. I am skeptical. What are the top 2 or 3 products
that everyone turns to? Thanks for the info

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As in black trim?

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Originally Posted by rrretiree7
I used Turtle wax Restorer, it looks good, but I don't know how long it will last. The bottle says 3 months. I am skeptical. What are the top 2 or 3 products
that everyone turns to? Thanks for the info


This is one of the best, I used it recently excellent results. You can use it on interior as well and any thing that needs renewing.

https://www.amazon.com/325ml-Autoglym-Bumper-Trim-Gel/dp/B000MSU28U

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Re: Trim Restorer [Re: rrretiree7] #5431001 05/16/20 10:23 PM
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I use the Turtle Wax Restore on my Chevy Avalanche which has A LOT of black and grey plastic. It takes several hours to apply then buff but It does last a few months and looks good. I’ve used it several times and it seems to last a little longer with each application. I’ve tried Back To Black with very poor results.

Re: Trim Restorer [Re: rrretiree7] #5431068 05/17/20 02:33 AM
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Heat gun, be careful. Check out youtube.


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Do not use the heat gun method. What it does is bring up the oil in the plastic, but doing so will dry out the plastic and cause it to crack.

A trim restorer works on a similar principle where the surface is layer with a gloss that temporary restore the shine, but it's really short life. What you need is a product that essentially add a dye or carbon to the trim. I actually purchase a product that does that, but I haven't had a chance to test it out. I have to look through my garage to see if I could find it.

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I used Wipe New on the trim of my Clubman work beater. One year in it still looks good.


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I use a product called "303 aerospace" or similar to that name with the 303 in it. It's not a typical dressing of black infused liquid. It's white in the bottle and you can restore super parched exterior trim (and interior) by following directions, wiping/buffing with a micro cloth, coming back and hitting it again. It doesn't streak, run, smear down your car in rain and will condition the plastic/rubber and protect from UV rays. Trick is to not slather it on willy nilly, I use a foam paint brush with a light touch, keep layering it after buffing. Brings back to life black trim/plastic, even trim with baked in streaks and discoloration. I took a car that had sat for years in the hot SW sun and it has worked marvelously. I love the stuff and use it on more than trim!

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Just piggybacking on this:
Would using 303 Aerospace or similar product add slickness? I want to restore some faded plastic trim on side step bars/running boards - I don't want to introduce any slickness, though.


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2yr. Rustoleum Wipe New. buy at Walmart..nothing like it.


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