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Wiper Cowl Fade

Anyone else have there wiper cowl fading? My truck is all black and being a 2008 the wiper cowl is starting to turn grayish from the sun or salt whichever and looks completely hideous. ..just wondering if there's any options besides replacement? Painting it would look cheap to me and I've seen stuff on TV that supposedly restores plastic but idk if they actually work? Any ideas would be great...thanks

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Anyone else have there wiper cowl fading? My truck is all black and being a 2008 the wiper cowl is starting to turn grayish from the sun or salt whichever and looks completely hideous. ..just wondering if there's any options besides replacement? Painting it would look cheap to me and I've seen stuff on TV that supposedly restores plastic but idk if they actually work? Any ideas would be great...thanks
mine too but more so my bumper pad up front. mines a 2010 with low miles not sure why. I used that trim restorer on my 6.0 and it made the plastic super slippery and didnt last very long. That was turtle wax trim restorer. have yet to try anything else because of what it did to my 6.0. I did everything because it looked so good. then as soon as I stepped on my bumper and slipped off and busted my shin i decided it wasnt such a good idea.

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I'm interested in this also
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Don't mean to intrude, but have you tried Mother's Back to Black?

MothersŪ Back-to-BlackŪ Trim & Plastic Restorer

I've used this on my bumper covers, bed rails, the wiper cowl and chin spoiler up front on my '01. It works pretty well for me.


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Try using a heat gun but be careful not to melt it.



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No I haven't tried the mothers yet but it couldn't hurt? The heat gun idea looks a bit risky but maybe yield better results. I'm gnna try a fix in a can first and go from there...now that the weather is nice and I've washed her up I can't stand to look at it any longer lol

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As far as topical products I would probably try this one first. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sh...FYMcOgodSjgA-w



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Thanks for all the ideas! I'll post up before and after pics soon, hopefully the results will last at least for a little bit

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I'll let you know how the stuff I ordered will work, it's a German professional product called sonax, I used to detail cars and we used their wax and glaze, worked fantastic. I just ordered their trim restorer but haven't got it yet.

FYI, mothers back to black is worthless, makes the trim slippery and lasts about a week.

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Thanks for the advice man yeah I'm curious to see if that sonax will work better there's a bunch out there and none seem to work

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