post #1 of Old 08-10-2014, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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XJ trim and bumper polish?

Can anyone recommend a good polish to get rid of the sun faded outside trim and bumper?

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post #2 of Old 08-10-2014, 08:58 AM
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I'll tell you what works but nobody ever believes me. Armor-All, a detail brush, and being willing to put in the effort. It may take you an hour per flare. Spray it on, use the tips of the bristles to work the dirt and everything else loose, then wipe (scrub). Repeat. It works, my flares look like brand new and everyone asks how I did it. But as I said, nobody believes it.

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post #3 of Old 08-10-2014, 10:42 AM
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Most people simply paint faded plastic. Remove it, clean and degrease it, and use some Krylon plastic paint. I have found that Armor-All and bumper black type products wash off after a few months.

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This is why people don't like Armor-All, it isn't supposed to be left there at all.
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post #5 of Old 08-10-2014, 07:59 PM
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Heat gun worked like a dream on my trim. They are 10-15 bucks for a cheap one and you can use it for lots of other stuff as well. I was amazed how quick and easy this was.
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post #6 of Old 08-10-2014, 10:39 PM
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Most people simply paint faded plastic. Remove it, clean and degrease it, and use some Krylon plastic paint. I have found that Armor-All and bumper black type products wash off after a few months.
I agree, painting ends up looking a lot nicer and lasts.




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My XJ had terrible fading when I picked it up off a used car lot. Treated with ReNu Pro trim restorer and it looks great, like new even after four months in direct sunlight.
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post #8 of Old 08-11-2014, 05:53 AM
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I haven't tried this but Eastwood makes pretty good products.
http://www.eastwood.com/ew-plastic-r...k-aerosol.html

Video of application on an XJ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihFq4m_YXWE


"About Eastwood Plastic Resurfacer Matte Black Aerosol
With 7 year UV resistance, this is not just another black paint or wipe on coating! Eastwood Plastic Resurfacer actually reflows and resurfaces all faded and chalky exterior matte black plastic automotive parts and bedliner material leaving a factory fresh, deep black finish. It passed 3000 hours of ASTM D4587 QUV testing, that's equal to 7 years in the hot baking sun without fading. unlike many wipe on products It actually etches and reflows the surface embedding black resins into the substrate and maintaining the original texture. Compatible with all automotve plastics and urethanes."



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Another method

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But paint is probably a safer idea.

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