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Old 11-01-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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Restoring faded black plastic

just wondering what you all have used to restore the crappy faded look of black plastic. the front bumper on my 98 is faded pretty bad. i really would rather not just paint it. i was looking at some products at the parts house yesterday that are made for this but i want to hear some feedback before i try one.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:11 PM   #5
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Found some Bumper Renewal paint by Dupli-Color at Advanced Auto. Looks great! (it was faded to completely grey)
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:16 PM   #7
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Mother's Back-to-Black I apply whenever I hand wash, about once a month, it lasts about 2-3 weeks before reapplication is needed.

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got to put my vote in for Back to Black. Its great stuff and quick to put on and wipe off.
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I just used this stuff to do my bumper valence and touch up the grille and its great. It doesn't really "paint" the stuff. Its more like a dye and soaks into the plastic. I even tried to scratch the stuff off and couldn't
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I just used this stuff to do my bumper valence and touch up the grille and its great. It doesn't really "paint" the stuff. Its more like a dye and soaks into the plastic. I even tried to scratch the stuff off and couldn't
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duplicolor makes good shit either way
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I'm lurking around for some kind of fix. I might do this to a friend's single cab prerunner for her birthday.
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I'm lurking around for some kind of fix. I might do this to a friend's single cab prerunner for her birthday.
oooh...her...

use the duplicolor stuff...its GREAT, I will get pics of the finished job tomorrow.
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oooh...her...

use the duplicolor stuff...its GREAT, I will get pics of the finished job tomorrow.
Eh. Nothing that I would put my junk into.

I would tell her to use the back to black stuff but she wouldn't keep it up. Her bumpers and flairs just look like crap. Her headlights are all oxidized too.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:46 PM   #15
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what would i need to do if i wanted to do the black around the windows?
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how should i apply this without hurting the paint or window?
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another option is hitting it lightly with a heat gun. Brings the polymers back to the surface allowing it to back to black without chemicals. Just be careful that you don't hold the heat on it for too long, or it will start to melt.
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