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What's your favorite product to keep the plastic flares black?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Taco 6x6, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. Apr 5, 2019 at 7:01 PM
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    Taco 6x6

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    I'm hearing Kiwi Black Leather dye is a hot tip....not so sure....anyone else got a favorite for keeping plastic and vinyl black and fresh looking?
     
  2. Apr 5, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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    Victory

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    303 aerospace.

    If it’s already damaged and gray you can bring it back to black with a heat gun.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2019 at 7:04 PM
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    Taco 6x6

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    Thanks Vic.....I heard a heat gun just further dries it out though and results are only temporary and not continually repeatable?
     
  4. Apr 5, 2019 at 7:06 PM
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    Shellshock

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    These are supposed to be black? :confused:

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  5. Apr 5, 2019 at 7:14 PM
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    Taco 6x6

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    Mud to match is cooler lol
     
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  6. Apr 5, 2019 at 7:17 PM
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    IRISHFAN

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    I’ve used mothers back to black with decent results.
     
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  7. Apr 5, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    TacoBella

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  8. Apr 5, 2019 at 7:24 PM
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    This stuff is cheap and works fantastic

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  11. Apr 5, 2019 at 7:38 PM
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    ^^this, works great, cheap and easily available. Use it on my fj cruiser
     
  12. Apr 5, 2019 at 8:03 PM
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    Beerpayzdabillz

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  13. Apr 5, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    Used it on my old wrangler, the guys on the Jeep forum used to do this. Did it when I bought it, they were a light gray and chalky, still were black 5 years later, never garaged in the Caribbean sun. I also did it to my wifes Rav4 about a year and a half ago and it still looks good.
    I’ve never used wipe new, but mother’s Back to Black is garbage compared to the heat gun.
    I think the heat gun is the only somewhat permanent method, but I probably wouldn’t do it unless the plastic is already pretty damaged.
     
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  14. Apr 5, 2019 at 8:22 PM
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    I've had good luck with a product named Bondo Restore Black on a composite bed. Restore Black treatment lasts about 6 to 7 months.

    There is also Krylon Fusion Plastic paint that I used on an engine cover that has held up to engine heat for 9 years. Here are some pictures of Bondo Restore Black and a picture of the engine cover.

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    The plastic cover on the valve cover was painted with Krylon Fusion for Plastic paint. That is the only product that I could use to refinish the plastic covers that would not peel off. I'm thinking about using a non-gloss version of it to restore the wheel flares.

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  15. Apr 5, 2019 at 8:39 PM
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    Hmmmmm…… looks like I can ALSO use this 303 stuff on my premium interior AND get it at Wally Mart?

    What the Chevy Colorado is going on here? lol
     
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    Carpro Perl is what I have been using on my arches and even tonneau cover. 303 is always a great choice as well.
     
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  18. Apr 6, 2019 at 6:15 AM
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    B2B doesn't last worth spit for me and the truck is garaged.

    Will try some of the other suggestions listed here.
     
  19. Apr 6, 2019 at 6:17 AM
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    pinochle

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    I second this. It works great!

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  20. Apr 6, 2019 at 6:21 AM
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    jsinnard

    jsinnard Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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    Another vote for 303, I use it on my 1st gen and it still looks good.

    Truck has never been in the garage.
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