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Anyone know of a good product that can be used to restore the original luster back to the black body moldings?
 

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Re: Detailing Advice (navigator)

Most will come off eventually, the best I know of is "Forever Black"
This belongs in the detailing forum, not here
(Has been discussed there many times)
 

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Thanks JRL, detailing forum? Didn't even know there was one. Guess I should be more careful. Must remember; this site is for important stuff only.
 

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Anyone know of a good product that can be used to restore the original luster back to the black body moldings?

Yes, this has been discussed to death on the detailing forum.

FWIW, I am waiting on a shipment of bumper trim re-conditioner from Griot's Garage. I will post the results in this thread when I have tried (it will probably get moved to the detailing forum by then.)
 

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Re: Detailing Advice (MASH)

I recently tried the Maguire's forever black and was disappointed that it didn't last longer. I've also tried Stoner's Trim Shine, and had similar results. oclv
 

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You have to treat the plastic 2-3 times one after another. After the initial 2-3 coats go on the plastic seems to have a better memory for the "shinyness" http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Detailing Advice (MASH)

Meg's doesn't make Forever Black. Because its name is similar to many other trim dressings such as "Back to Black" and "Black Again" this is often confused with these other products. But Forever Black is quite different in that it is not a trim dressing--which will typically wash off in a few weeks--rather it a dye/conditioner which actually stains the trim back to the darker color. It lasts much much longer than trim dressings.

See a description here:

http://www.properautocare.com/fb-1k.html

It is also available at http://www.autogeek.com. I have never seen Forever Black available locally (i.e. Walmart, Autozone, Target) only online.

Hope this helps,

GVR
 

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Re: Detailing Advice (MASH)

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Maguire's Forever Black works wonders. And it lasts about a month.
Forever black is NOT from Maguiar's
( I think we both spelled that wrong)
 

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Re: Detailing Advice (GreyV70R)

Thanks GreyV70R, Forever Black sounds like it will do the trick and at least last more than one or two washes. Great info!
 

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Re: Detailing Advice (cmy4x4)

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This is the detailing forum
Isn't it????

It wasn't in the detailing forum before...the post was moved.

BTW, the Griot's Bumper & Trim reconditioner worked really well. It was a bit streaky, and had to be applied in about 2 coats, and the flow was tricky to regulate out into the sponge. But DAMN did it make the trim black as night again. And not shiny, but dyed black like it comes from the factory.

Nice! http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 
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