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    2015 Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer (Aerosol) Initial Review

    This is my initial review of the latest addition to the ultimate line. I'll add the photos first and my thoughts are below them.

    Photo of the can.



    The directions.



    50/50. You can see how much this darkens the trim.





    Afters










    I started off by cleaning the trim to prep it to receive the UB trim coating. I used D114 as I was going to D114 the rest of the car after. Instead of APC, I used Mothers Back to Black Heavy Duty Trim Cleaner with a Mothers small detail brush to remove any embedded dirt, grime and any remaining D4510 Plastic & Vinyl Coating. Was less messy this way than by spraying APC. I followed that up with some diluted IPA to remove anything that may have bee left behind by the Mothers trim cleaner. I taped off a area to give the 50/50 shot up above. As you can see it does darken the trim. It dries rather fast. I followed the directions and sprayed one light even coat. I did not buff off after letting it dry as it is stated to be self leveling.

    With any aerosol, over spray is the enemy. With that being said, some did get on the lower portion of the glass as this is the front cowl of the windshield. I thought I had taped off the area really good but I apparently missed a few spots. I found it to be rather difficult to remove with IPA and a microfiber (as stated on the can) since it dried rather quickly. I had to use some polish and when that didn't remove it, I had to scrape it with a razor blade. It's a b!tch to remove from glass when it dries. I can see why this will last a long time. As I was scraping it with a razor blade it was more of a coating that a dressing like D4510 or even the lotion version of ultimate black.

    A lesson learned for next time is to tape off and cover up all areas even better. I was polishing out the glass anyway to apply a ceramic glass coating to the windshield but it's still a pain in the rear to remove from glass. So my advice to anyone is to tape off any area that you may get over spray. This includes paint.

    I also applied it to the front grilles of my car but with these I removed them off the car, only 2 screws hold each one and sprayed them off the car. This way I got not over spray on the paint. I'll post photos of these later as I needed better lighting.

    Overall it's a nice product. It does take some slight learning to really get used to something like this in terms of taping off any areas to make over spray not be a major issue. That's the only con I have about it and it's not really a big con for me personally. For an average consumer this could be a big con if they don't really know how to use it and they are not as OCD as us on this forum in terms of prepping. I can't comment on durability and I will as time goes by. But I can see this being more durable. As I said it is more of a coating than a typical spray on dressing like D4510 or the lotion version of ultimate black. Thus making it more durable. The look is really nice. It's black with a little gloss. Making the trim look very good. The trim is in very good shape on my car so I can't comment on trim that has faded to more of a grey color. The self leveling seems to work very well. I didn't have to buff off any excess product. But it dries to the touch rather quickly.

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

    Nice! It almost looks like the black plastic trim was sprayed with a very very thin coat of clear lacquer..

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

    Yeah. I like the look of it. Looks nice and black.

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    Must prep like a surgeon. Check.

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

    Nice review, looks like prep is a PIA.

    http://www.meticulous-detail.com/
    "The Prep makes the Pop, not what's on Top"



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

    APC probably would have been fine but I wanted to be sure this thing was as clean as possible to get an idea of how durable it is. But masking off areas would be my tip to be sure nothing gets on the paint or glass.

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

    One quick addition to this was that I used one of these. They work great.


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

    thanks for the great review...you just saved a bunch of people from a lot of extra work. I believe most would not be as concerned about how they tape off the area, but now we know to be extremely thorough on covering surrounding areas.
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    @Guz. What is that thing?^^ And what does it do?

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

    It's a sprayer tool for aerosol cans. It's used to save your fingers from compressing the trigger on the can.

    This should give you a better idea.



    Here's a video of something similar.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWY3_xlgSBI

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