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Old 02-01-14, 20:10   #1
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Faded black garnishes

What have you guys done to bring back your rear boot garnish, side tail light garnishes, Mirrors? Is there some why to bring back from being faded or do people just paint them now a days?
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Old 02-01-14, 22:32   #2
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i didn't paint mine (not original) i used Meguires PlastiX on the garnish, boot mould and eyebrows.

mirrors, i used mothers back to black over the course of a few weeks (as they were really crappy)

the car has been off the road for almost 2 years now, and it is just starting to look crappy again, but remember, its been outside for most of the time, and only in the garage the past month.
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Old 03-01-14, 09:07   #3
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I painted mine in 2k black
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Old 03-01-14, 09:40   #4
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Did pretty much the same and they come up pretty good.

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i didn't paint mine (not original) i used Meguires PlastiX on the garnish, boot mould and eyebrows.

mirrors, i used mothers back to black over the course of a few weeks (as they were really crappy)

the car has been off the road for almost 2 years now, and it is just starting to look crappy again, but remember, its been outside for most of the time, and only in the garage the past month.
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Old 04-01-14, 00:00   #5
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Old 04-01-14, 18:58   #6
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tyre shine
Whenever I have tried using tyre shine it only lasts for a few weeks before fading/disappearing completely even on metal parts. The other methods above sound good though.
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Old 04-01-14, 19:48   #7
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Meguires trim detailer for the mirrors lasts for ages, also use this for all black rubber parts.
For the garnish and other bits a Plastic polish or a fine car polish be carefully not to rub in the same spot for to long as it will burn the plastic
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Old 07-01-14, 20:26   #8
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Whenever I have tried using tyre shine it only lasts for a few weeks before fading/disappearing completely even on metal parts. The other methods above sound good though.
Yeah you have to keep at it
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Old 13-01-14, 10:02   #9
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Meguires plastx and a cotton buffing wheel are the go. These were absolute nuggets beforehand and came up pretty well. They also required a bit of 1500 and 2000 wet and dry to get the crappy old paint off





Another set I did a quick buff on
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Old 13-01-14, 13:49   #10
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They look awesome, can't even believe they're the same pieces!
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Old 13-01-14, 21:35   #11
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Wow very impressed with them!
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Old 13-01-14, 22:19   #12
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Meguires plastx and a cotton buffing wheel are the go. These were absolute nuggets beforehand and came up pretty well. They also required a bit of 1500 and 2000 wet and dry to get the crappy old paint off
Under your name it says you can't polish a turd but you seem to have proven otherwise! Excellent work mate I wish I did that rather than paint mine now.
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