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    Re: 2015 Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer (Aerosol) Initial Review

    Mike, that looks like a lot of trouble (unless charging by the hour ), which has to be repeated several times a year. I use the lotion UB, and love the soapy scent. However, it can wash off in one rainstorm if it doesn't cure well enough and smears below where water runs - very frustrating. Does the spray do that?

    Also, maybe I've had the bottle too long, as it seems to wear away faster and faster now (I use a cheesecloth and get great finish results, cleaning up edges with GCQD). It used to last months, it seemed, but now I seem to get only days out of it.
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    Re: 2015 Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer (Aerosol) Initial Review

    You guys do realize that this started off as an initial review to test this product. From here on out it's updating to document it's longevity and performance. This product is not for everyone.

    I don't know where charging has come up as this is on my personal car.

    I have not noticed any streaking with this or the lotion version of UB. The aerosol version dries to the touch pretty quick. I always lightly buff the lotion version to remove any excess product. Prep is the key with both. Clean the trim with APC. I use a Mothers detailing brush to scrub the trim. It allows the product to be absorbed into the plastic and last longer.

    By the way there is a new version of the lotion version

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    Re: 2015 Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer (Aerosol) Initial Review

    Yes, a review thread typically involves product comparisons and side issues, like the difference between removing a bunch of trim to spray it vs wiping on a similar product, and the difference in shine and longevity between the two I was joking about charging, as you and I both are only doing our own cars. I'm surprised you haven't seen the run-off streaking with UB, as it happens no matter what procedure I've tried. The streaks are very oily and sticky and hard to remove. So, given all that, I was asking how the spray version compares. Eldorado's pics seem to indicate the spray version is shinier and more durable, but I thought you'd have more input.
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    Re: 2015 Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer (Aerosol) Initial Review

    This one's just for you dude. Took these as I was wrapping up some paint correction work. I'll get better pics in the day light shortly. These will have to do for now. I''ll let the photos speak for themselves.

    I had this extra piece of trim laying around. It was very dirty so I cleaned it with some D114 I have in a spray bottle to initially remove the dirt it's collected. I followed up with D103 APC+ and the red Mothers detailing brush. Followed that up with D114 once again to remove any residue from D103.

    This is 1 coat of ultimate black (updated 2015 lotion version) and 1 light coat of the aerosol version. Both dried to the touch.



    Side by side comparison





    UB Aerosol



    UB (2015 lotion version)



    UB Aerosol close up



    UB (2015 lotion version) close up




    It also works on grey. I did this engine cover just for kicks a couple weeks ago. This is off a 96 Buick Regal with about 110K miles on it.

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    Re: 2015 Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer (Aerosol) Initial Review

    Thanks for doing that. I also use UB on anything plastic (like engine bay parts), and some paint (like my windshield wipers). Definitely looks like the spray gives more pizazz, but the obvious downside is either repeatedly masking or removing trim on a regular basis, and that's just out as an option for me, even if there is supposedly no run-off streaking with the spray version. I appreciate the trouble you went to, Mike.
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    Re: 2015 Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer (Aerosol) Initial Review

    @TheGuz. Looks good. How much D103 do you have left?

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    Re: 2015 Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer (Aerosol) Initial Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado2k View Post
    @TheGuz. Looks good. How much D103 do you have left?
    I have 2 1/2 gallons left of D103. I stocked up as soon as I heard it was going to be discontinued. It's such a great APC.



    This is interesting. I let this piece sit outside overnight and it appears the lotion version has darkened quite a bit. It doesn't have the sheen that the aerosol version has.




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    Re: 2015 Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer (Aerosol) Initial Review

    Very interesting!

    They both look about the same now color-wise, but the aerosol has more of a shine.

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    Re: 2015 Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer (Aerosol) Initial Review

    This was a Great, Detailed, and How-To for these products. And also a lot of time and effort put into it.

    Thanks for doing this Michael!

    Like one guy said, this saved me a Ton of trial and error knowing that I have to tape everything off really good.

    Question? Can the Ultimate Trim Restorer Aerosol be used on the tires, or ONLY the Ultimate Black Tire spray should be used.


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    Re: 2015 Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer (Aerosol) Initial Review

    Hopefully Nick can answer that question.

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