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#1 OFFLINE   bigstraight6

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:56 PM

Just a quick question chaps, the body mouldings on my old Volvo S60 are starting to look really shabby and a horrible faded grey colour instead of the original black finish. Even an application of an excellent trade trim dressing product won't bring back an acceptable finish.
Is there anything I could do to revive the mouldings? As although the car is getting on a bit now this really spoils it's appearance.......
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#2 OFFLINE   Nyphur

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:01 PM

Boiled linseed oil, peanut butter, horse piss.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:13 PM

Boiled linseed oil, peanut butter, horse piss.

 

Try the last one first.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:16 PM

I've used a hot air gun in the past. Seems to work on some black exterior plastics better than others.

 

*usual disclaimer about checking a hidden test piece, not setting fire to car or self etc.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:18 PM

Boiled linseed oil is my usual but it wouldn't touch the Carlton bumpers so I got the heatgun out, came up a treat

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:10 PM

You need oil.

Linseed oil will work, peanut butter is really oily so that also works - but then again rubbing a block of lard against it should work too.

Heat gun works by bringing the natural oil in the plastic to the surface, where the sun has dried the original out. 

 

A lot of this depends on exactly what they made the original parts from, so test a hidden corner etc etc. There seem to be some vehicles that suffer worse than others - 90s Vauxhalls, Volvos and Volkswagens spring to mind. It's unclear if makers that begin with other letters of the alphabet are affected.



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:30 PM

I have just sprayed the corsa bumpers black. Don't know how long it will last but looks 10000 times better

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#8 OFFLINE   carlo

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:32 PM

Forever Black.  It's an American product and brilliant, the only thing I've tried which brings black plastic back to new looking.  You can get it on Ebay UK.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:08 AM

Has to be said purely for tradition

 

Hammer a smaller trim over it!!!


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:25 AM

I once used Peanut Butter on my old VW T4 Bumpers worked a treat but have to admit after a day or two they were back to how they were :(



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:35 AM

I tried a heat gun on my S80 bumpers, it didn't work very. I have had great results with the heat gun method on other cars. I did get good results with a treatment made by armourall I got from America. I will post the name of it when I remember!

#12 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:44 AM

What's wrong with faded plastic trim all of a sudden?

 

What's next? How to polish Pogweasel Pink?

 

This forum, etc etc...


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:58 AM

I tried peanut butter - the squirrels ate the bumpers.


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#14 OFFLINE   Joloke

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:08 PM

What's wrong with faded plastic trim all of a sudden?

 

What's next? How to polish Pogweasel Pink?

 

This forum, etc etc...

I only tried to polish my Van and blacken the bumpers to sell it,it was before I found here and I didn't know any better :(

Then there was light at the end of the tunnel and the light was shite,the light was dull and full of dust and it was good :)


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#15 OFFLINE   paulscavalier

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:29 PM

I would suggest a plastic friendly car paint in black that is flexible and shouldn't crack.
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#16 OFFLINE   BenHar

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 04:08 PM

This stuff works very well: http://gtechniq.com/...t-trim-restorer

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CHRIS1980, on 08 Jan 2016 - 8:37 PM, said:snapback.png

Your clearly thick....end of.


#17 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 04:55 PM

I'm living long enough in this country to not spend £42.50 on 30ml of a substance

that doesn't blast me into a delirium tremens for a day or three.


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#18 OFFLINE   BenHar

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:18 PM

They do a £25 bottle. It will blast any two bucket wrongun to Jupiter.

(It does work very well.)

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CHRIS1980, on 08 Jan 2016 - 8:37 PM, said:snapback.png

Your clearly thick....end of.


#19 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:47 PM

This is what I used

http://www.halfords....int-black-300ml

Makes it look like

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Cost £7

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