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post #1 of 33 Old 05-25-2012, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Make the black stay black

How can I get the black plastic stuff, (mirrors, bumper cap, bed rail caps, door handles, etc.) To stay black. It gets faded and turns almost grey. I put the trim protectant on it but it only last so long and is a pain to do. Is painting the best option? If so what's the best way to prep the surface?

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You can carefully use a heat gun on the plastic to turn it black again!

I have not tried it yet, but there are a lot of videos showing how it works.
Here's one video of some very faded jeep plastic fenders being done:


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This work for just black ?

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Use Mothers Back-to-Black. Works great.

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I would not recommend the heat gun. It is not a permanent fix and it is really easy to go to far and do damage. I have tried this on my motorcycles inner fairing. I highly suggest to use mother back to black or paint it.
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I agree with the mothers back to black. I've used it on several different vehicles and it works very well

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Wat about tan

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Wat about tan
I've never tried it on a different color but the bottle says that it is good on any color

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Adam's Super VRT Tire & Trim Dressing

This stuff is alot better then the back to black. Before I found Adams I used Mothers/Meguiars stuff for years. I always found the back to black was a pain to use because it was too runny, it never did get the trim as black as I thought it should and if I did all the black trim on my truck the bottle wouldnt last me very long. The svrt from adams is thick so I find it easier to apply, it actually makes the trim a dark black and a very little bit of svrt goes a long way. Ive had the same bottle for over a year. I use it on all the black trim on my truck and my tires and they will stay black for months before I re apply.

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I've used the back to black. Not that impressed with it. Have to use a lot of it and it doesn't last that long. Looks like my best option is to paint. what would be the best paint to use?

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