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Unread 04-20-2013, 11:22 PM   #16
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I disagree with everything you said on the basis of penetrol mike. It's not greasy at all - it can work some crazy miracles

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Unread 04-21-2013, 05:02 AM   #17
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A heat gun or map torch won't completely destroy your trim pieces, if you don't lack all common sense.

The OP asked for a solution that didn't look like ****, I suggested one.

Roll your eyes some more, all the way to your industrial sized vat of tire shine. ****ing JK owners

Ratmonkey and Mol are right, you can throw any amount of money at a problem, using snake oil to try to fix something or have common sense and do it right. Unfortunately, common sense isn't all that common. Personally, I'm a firm believer in prevention rather than cure - if sun damages trim where you live, apply some sort of prevention to stop it from happening. If the damage is done, there's only so many ways to fix it properly (without continuously applying $20 bottles of cream to it every couple of months).

To the OP: we don't have heavy sunlight to fade our plastics where I live, so I can't comment on the plastic restoring products. If you want to go with the plastic restorers, I'd do some research on the net and canvas the forums like you're doing now. Ratmonkey suggested a repair technique that works great with care and common sense!

You could also seek out some spare new parts on the forums, online, or at the dealership and just swap out the parts with new. If you keep spending money on restoration products that look like crap, or you have to reapply - then it might be worth it in the long run to just go and buy new.

As for me, I agree with WilyWillie - I prefer a good coat of mud and grease opposed to trim/tire shine. Each to their own.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 06:17 AM   #18
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I have used heat guns and other products on faded plastic - IMHO every option looks like **** after a little time. The heat gun is also a short term fix(from my personal experience - It looks really good for a short time). The bad thing about heating them is after time they can begin to crack on the surface. Yes it does bring back most of the new color but does not make them look new for very long. If you go the heat gun or torch route then you want to make sure they are as clean as can be before starting(also don't do in a dusty environment because you will get a lot of imperfections and/or debris, bugs, etc. in the heated/melted plastic top layer).
I like subatomicgenius's idea of looking for some new replacements. There are tons of members removing the plastic parts on their JK's for metal parts and you could probably score a pretty decent deal on some new(er) ones.

Before buying new though, I would try the penetrol. I have heard good reviews about it and it may be worth a shot before getting some newer replacements. The heat gun and torch is not a bad option, but it is just a temporary fix like all the others from my personal experience. Heck, none of the suggestions are bad. Pick one and try it. Worst case scenario you get your hands on some new ones and all is good!
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Unread 04-21-2013, 06:38 AM   #19
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I like subatomicgenius's idea of looking for some new replacements.
Absolutely, its the only sure thing. It certainly would be cheaper than buying all of the miracle products and map gas. Definitely cheaper than a heat gun, if you don't already have one.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 06:43 AM   #20
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Agree that alot of the products are a waste of money. If you are looking to do your bumpers and fenders look on here for guys that upgrade. I know mine got thrown out because I couldnt find anyone who wanted them.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:41 AM   #21
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Forever Black lasts well over a year with one application....no greasy residue. That back to black stuff is crap.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:55 AM   #22
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Why is it the plastic fenders door handles and hood tie downs fade yet the mirrors dont? cant they just make the bumpers out of the same plastic as the mirrors?
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Unread 04-26-2013, 08:28 AM   #23
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The mirrors are rotomolded. The other items are injection molded

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