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So I've tried the search but came up empty handed<br>The trim on the R is getting kind of faded (not real bad). But what product is used for "renewing" It? <br>I've seen it mentioned but cannot find it.<br> I tried some silicone spray used in my motorcycle world and it worked well on the wipers and that tray area underneath them. But not so well on the door and bumper trim areas?<br>When I helped a friend with his rhino lining business they had a refresher for it but I think that might be a little much?<br>Any help?<br>Thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: renewing trim? (ATXS60R)

I'm heading out to the garage right now to mask off the car. Mine will be "forever black" tomorrow - but it will be paint. I'm tired of the petroleum products that don't last. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>~Trygve<br>
 

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Re: renewing trim? (RainyS60R)

I thought about doing this with some of the Krylon plastic paint as well!<br>So your just going to mask and paint them on the car?<br>That's quite ballsy if you ask me!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: renewing trim? (RainyS60R)

I have painted all my trims with DupliColor Trim Black Paint and they look like new. 2.5hrs total time, with masking
 

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Yes, careful masking is the key to success. 90% of the time is in the prep.
 

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I used griot's bumper reconditioner. Masked off the trim with painter's tape and went to town with this stuff. Very easy and if you get it on the paint somehow, it comes right off. Trim looks about 95% of brand new. We'll see how long it lasts.
 

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Joe / Forced5 here on Swedespeed makes a fantastic dye product for our plastic trim. Here are results on my R and the family's C30 and XC70. Note, the R trim was done back in November 08 and hasn't been touched since, except for the small spots I missed the first time around. It still looks factory fresh with a fantastic sheen. I've tried several products, nothing holds a candle to this.<p>S60R<br><IMG SRC="http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/mentos2424/S60R%20C30%2011-11-08/DSC00069.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/mentos2424/S60R%20C30%2011-11-08/DSC00066.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>C30<br><IMG SRC="http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/mentos2424/S60R%20C30%205-9-09/DSC00930.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>XC Before<br><IMG SRC="http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/mentos2424/V70XC%205-12-09/DSC00951.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/mentos2424/V70XC%205-12-09/DSC00953.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>After<br><IMG SRC="http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/mentos2424/V70XC%205-12-09/DSC00955.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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I have a black R so I use "ice" wax (the clear stuff) on the car. <p>I do the trim with it as well and it LASTS lol. much better than the goo i usually use between waxes.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>m3nt0s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Joe / Forced5 here on Swedespeed makes a fantastic dye product for our plastic trim. Here are results on my R and the family's C30 and XC70. Note, the R trim was done back in November 08 and hasn't been touched since, except for the small spots I missed the first time around. It still looks factory fresh with a fantastic sheen. I've tried several products, nothing holds a candle to this.<p>S60R<br><IMG SRC="http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/mentos2424/S60R%20C30%2011-11-08/DSC00069.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/mentos2424/S60R%20C30%2011-11-08/DSC00066.jpg" BORDER="0"><p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Agree 100% with using Joe/Forced5's Pintura dye. Just one coat really made a difference on my R.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VOGZ</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I used griot's bumper reconditioner. Masked off the trim with painter's tape and went to town with this stuff. Very easy and if you get it on the paint somehow, it comes right off. Trim looks about 95% of brand new. We'll see how long it lasts. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>4-6 months.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mpdbrown</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have a black R so I use "ice" wax (the clear stuff) on the car. <p>I do the trim with it as well and it LASTS lol. much better than the goo i usually use between waxes.</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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It seems that everyone wants their trim black, even thought it wasn't black to begin with. Maybe I am the only person who likes the original gray because my R's are silver and titanium. I followed Trish's advice awhile back and bought the same product her husband used on their T-5. <br><A HREF="http://www.prestostore.com/cgi-bin/store.pl?ref=exceldetail&ct=65599&pd=294731" TARGET="_blank">http://www.prestostore.com/cgi...94731</A><br>It is gray like the original trim, and worked great. It's a permanent dye also. Plus, $10.95 for a bottle, and it dyed both my R's and the door handles and bumper moldings on my father in laws T-5R. <p>Adam
 

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I'll snap some if my camera has batteries, give me a few minutes.<p>Sorry, batteries were dead. When they get charged I'll snap the pics. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> Camera is never ready when I need it!! <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Adam12 at 6:55 PM 7-18-2009</i>
 

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Got the pics for you Shift, and sorry everyone, I know the VR is filthy! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo75/Adam12_029/2004V70R018.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo75/Adam12_029/2004V70R019.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo75/Adam12_029/2004V70R020.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo75/Adam12_029/2004V70R021.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The pictures are a little big, but I don't know how to do all that resizing stuff. I think the Grey trim on the Titanium looks much better than turning it black, it blends in better, and if you can't afford, or don't want to paint all your molding, this is the way to go. On the SR in the side photo it looks darker because of the lighting, but the close up of the bumper trim shows the color, and I like the fact that it doesn't turn the trim all shiny like some coatings do, it just makes it look like it did the day it came off the lot.<p>Here's the link to the stuff again. <A HREF="http://www.prestostore.com/cgi-bin/store.pl?ref=exceldetail&ct=65599&pd=294731" TARGET="_blank">http://www.prestostore.com/cgi...94731</A><br>And I have to thank Trish (1800girl), because she is the one who told me about it, and went through the trouble to photo her bottle so I could find it. (she forgot where to get it).<p>Adam
 
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