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    Re: How to create a dark sheen on flat black plastic

    Quote Originally Posted by Honda Fit View Post
    I have the aerosol Trim Detailer. Would you recommend spraying it on, then wiping off? Or should we also use an applicator pad to massage it in?
    Actually the aerosol product does a pretty good job of atomizing over the surface to form an even coating, so I would try just spraying it on, allowing it to penetrate for a few minutes and then wipe any excess off the surface being treated and any overspray off the paint. It wont' hurt paint and wipes off paint real easy as a design feature in the formula.

    You could try both ways and go with the one that works best and looks best in your eyes.


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    Re: How to create a dark sheen on flat black plastic

    I own a Toyota FJ.
    It has a fair amount of plastic on it.
    I assume the Gold Class Trim Detailer would work well on the black plastic parts.
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    Re: How to create a dark sheen on flat black plastic

    I have to say GC Trim Detailer is my favourite product for detailing exterior unpainted plastics. It is unbelievably efficient, easy to apply and doesn't leave an oily residue. It is so good I'm often asked if bumpers on my car are painted. The answer is "no" - they are simply treated with Trim Detailer.

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    Re: How to create a dark sheen on flat black plastic

    Quote Originally Posted by 10Fore View Post
    I own a Toyota FJ.
    It has a fair amount of plastic on it.
    I assume the Gold Class Trim Detailer would work well on the black plastic parts.
    Should work fine. The product can be hard to find on store shelves so if you're looking for some call Customer Care at 1-800-347-5700 and they may be able to help you.


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    Re: How to create a dark sheen on flat black plastic

    i love the gold class trim detailer..however there is one other product i love to use for dressing exterior trim like this...and thats M40.

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    Re: How to create a dark sheen on flat black plastic

    i heard GC Trim Detailer doesnt last after a rain...is it true? pls...be frank..coz i am choosing between GC Trim Detailer or Autogylm Bumper Care.

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    Re: How to create a dark sheen on flat black plastic

    Quote Originally Posted by babyt View Post
    i heard GC Trim Detailer doesn't last after a rain...is it true? pls...be frank..coz i am choosing between GC Trim Detailer or Autogylm Bumper Care.
    Hi babyt,

    This thread is about treating surfaces that there is no product really for the surfaces being treated.

    Your question would be better if you posted your own "Dedicated Thread" instead of tagging onto a non-related thread.

    The question is... does any topical dressing last on a surface that doesn't absorb.

    Plastic trim doesn't absorb so most dressings you apply will be topical and if it rains or you wash the car, unless the product you apply is water-insoluble or cures hard to the surface, it's not going to last.

    Buy them both and do a side-by-side comparison on the same piece of trim and then make you or judgment.


    Since most people don't start new threads here's another option for you and all the people that will read this into the future.

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    Note, as I pointed out in the beginning of this thread, this thread isn't about using dressings on surfaces dressings are meant to be used on, but on surfaces there are no product for.

    At the time and day I'm posting this I've never used this new product on the components and surface materials addressed in this thread so keep this in mind.

    Seriously, your question would be much better if you "started your own thread". If you're new to discussion forums, on the bottom of the forum homepage there's instructions and pictures on how to start your own thread, I've copied and pasted them here.


    If you want to start a new thread, then click to the appropriate forum by clicking here and selecting the forum that best describes what your topic will be about and then look for the button on the left hand side of the page that says, New Thread and click on it. You'll see a place to type in your Subject and below that a message box that you can type your message into. After you're finished with your message, click on the Submit New Thread button and your message will be posted to the forum.





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    Re: How to create a dark sheen on flat black plastic

    Definitely going to have to try this on the bits of the Dakota.

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    Re: How to create a dark sheen on flat black plastic

    Wow, that was a pretty big difference. I thought it looked great before the application...
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    Re: How to create a dark sheen on flat black plastic

    does anyone knows if I should use the trim detailer for the plastic that is between the door window and the rear small window of the 350Z?

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