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Unread 04-30-2013, 12:43 AM   #61
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I figured I would try the stuff that I already have instead of buying other products....
Tried the ATF fluid, as one of the posters suggested with amazing results....that plastic looks exactly the same as I'm sure it once looked when it left the assembly line...
It did much better job, than the product actually designed for it (Mothers Back to Black), which is nothing short of mind boggling and it likely points to some sort of a conspiracy in the car care industry
Is ATF+4 compatible with older bumpers/cladding?

Think I'll try the cheap stuff... ATF+4 is more than $25/quart here.

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Unread 04-30-2013, 04:01 AM   #62
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If ATF works great on cladding, I wonder if used ATF would work just as well? When I change the trans fluid, I could put it in a container and use it for the cladding instead of throwing it away in autozone's recycling tank. Any thoughts?
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Unread 04-30-2013, 06:07 AM   #63
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If ATF works great on cladding, I wonder if used ATF would work just as well? When I change the trans fluid, I could put it in a container and use it for the cladding instead of throwing it away in autozone's recycling tank. Any thoughts?
Try it on a corner of the cladding or maybe inside, top part of the rear bumper, do a tester and see what's up lol
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Unread 04-30-2013, 03:17 PM   #64
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Here's the result with the ATF

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Unread 04-30-2013, 04:08 PM   #65
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Here's the result with the ATF
That looks good too! did you use, USED ATF? or did you buy some new to do it?
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Unread 04-30-2013, 04:17 PM   #66
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It was new (unopened), but sitting in my shed for years...not sure if it matters, but this one was dexron compatible i think...
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Unread 05-02-2013, 10:21 PM   #67
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It was new (unopened), but sitting in my shed for years...not sure if it matters, but this one was dexron compatible i think...
Youll definitely have issues if you use a non Dextron ATF
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Unread 05-03-2013, 10:03 AM   #68
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Cladding is still holding up very well, been washed and rained on and still like original, I'm tempted thought to buy a couple cans of bedliner spray and spray the bumpers wheel wells and cladding... lol
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Unread 05-03-2013, 11:24 AM   #69
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I tried WD-40 the other day on door handle's, roof rack end's, and side mirrors. Works out pretty well actually. And it's safe on paint.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 11:30 AM   #70
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I tried WD-40 the other day on door handle's, roof rack end's, and side mirrors. Works out pretty well actually. And it's safe on paint.
I'm thinking anything oil based will clean up the plastics pretty well
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Unread 06-10-2013, 09:54 PM   #71
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did mine with the linseed oil over the weekend and looks great! Thanks
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Unread 06-10-2013, 10:03 PM   #72
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I'm wondering if any of these methods will eventually change the color of the cladding. For instance, I just dont think I'd like yellow or purple cladding on my red ZJ in 2 years because I coated it with something that ruins it.....slowly. I have a friend who's a chemist...maybe I need to talk to him about this concern.
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How is it holding up? Thinking of doing mine in the spring.
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Unread 05-03-2014, 04:29 PM   #74
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I finally got some good weather to try it out and I'm amazed how great it worked. It looks like a new Jeep every time I look at it. Thanks


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