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Do you have fading black plastic and headlight problems??

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Lentsnh, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Feb 7, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Mothers Back-to-Black.
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    Incedible stuff smells great too!


    and now for the headlights......
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  2. Feb 7, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    tacoma08MZ

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    i just used turtle wax ice today for the first time on my fender flares and it worked pretty damn good also
     
  3. Feb 7, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    X2^^^ thats what ive been using for the clay bar.... Liquid Clay.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    you forgot about "lots of rubbing":rolleyes:[/quote]
    Its pretty much just like polish..... just get it on there good let it sit for a mintue or 2 and cloth it off with a terry:cool:
     
  5. Feb 9, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    spaghettiedy

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  6. Feb 9, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    mShu7

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    I'd like to respectfully point out that this is not how a polish works. Applying a polish and waiting does nothing. It needs to be worked into the surface with passion (ie - elbow grease) for it to actually "polish" the surface. Think of polishing like sanding a block of wood. You have to work the media - in this case the polish - to achieve the results you are looking for.

    On the other hand, a wax or a sealant does not need to be worked like a polish. Simply apply a THIN coat to the surface, wait for it to haze, and then buff it off.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Nice truck by the way! I didnt clarify enough sorry. What i meant by getting it on there good i was referring to like you said polish it with a passion.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    good thing you posted about the back to black..I just usually use some tire shine I have laying around..Works awesome..I think ill try that stuff next time im out and about
     
  9. Feb 9, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    you forgot about "lots of rubbing":rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    get a mothers powerball mini.......................no rubbing at all.....let a cordless drill do it for ya. i did the lights on the wifes honda accord yesterday...............and they were faded bad. almost back to new now.
     
  10. Feb 9, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    Does that back to black work on weather strip?? I've got a whistle in my sunroof on my scion...I want to try and fix it...but I don't know how...=(
     
  11. Feb 9, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    Yeah it works on anything that is black.... plastic, vinyl, rubber, etc.
     
  12. Feb 9, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    Back to Black works awesome too just no or very little slipping. and does not attract dirt or dust..
     
  13. Feb 9, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    tacoholic

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    The only reason why I hate unpainted plastic parts on cars...they fade bad after a number of years. Looks great when it's new though!
     
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    back to black works wonders but for dull oxidation headlights/tail lights 3m plastic cleaner works awesome, and to shine it up again 3M plastic polish.
     
  15. Mar 2, 2009 at 2:41 AM
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    This stuff looks like it could fix my brothers tailgate handle
     
  16. Jun 13, 2009 at 1:09 AM
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    anybody use this back to black on their fading black plastic fenders? mine look like shit right now
     
  17. Jun 13, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    Lentsnh

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    Yeah it works great on that..... makes it a DEEP black
     
  18. Jun 13, 2009 at 11:43 PM
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    thanks i'll give it a shot. here some before pixes.. i'll post up after shots when i'm done

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  19. Jun 13, 2009 at 11:46 PM
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  20. Jul 31, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    Will the back to black take out wax marks? You know the oops marks! :( Sean
     
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