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    How do I fix faded plastic?

    My car has a plastic part near the windshield that is faded pretty bad - I put on ultimate protectant which makes it look a bit darker, but it doesn't last. I don't really want to have to order Blackwow... Suggestions?

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    Re: How do I fix faded plastic?

    Try giving it a good cleaning with some all purpose cleaner prior to applying a protectant. You have ultimate black in the liquid version and the aerosol version. The aerosol version is more durable but requires a little more prep in terms of masking off the area. If you want another brand recommendation I would recommend Wolfgang Exterior Trim Sealant. It lasts months. Turtle Wax jet black black endura shine trim coating is nice. It's a black dyed product but it lasts months. Works good.

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    Also you can use solution finish.

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    Re: How do I fix faded plastic?

    I have used the Wolfgang, and it works really well. I think the key is to make sure that it is thoroughly cleaned with APC before you apply the protectant or sealant. A good clean surface will help the product to adhere better.

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    Re: How do I fix faded plastic?

    Would Simply Green be a good APC for this ?

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    Re: How do I fix faded plastic?

    If the part is easy to remove you can find some "made for plastic" spray paint and simply paint the part.
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    Re: How do I fix faded plastic?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedoc46 View Post
    Would Simply Green be a good APC for this ?
    If you can afford it, pick up some D101 and the spray bottle for it. Simple Green is a little harsh.

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    Re: How do I fix faded plastic?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedoc46 View Post
    Would Simply Green be a good APC for this ?
    Don't get that on your paint. As stated, it's pretty harsh stuff. Maybe if you knew a good ratio to dilute it at?
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