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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-24-2008, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Keeping black plastic on front clean?

Well wondering if anyone is having troubles keeping their black plastic on the front grill/bumper clean? Anyone try waxing it? I think i got some quickwax on it last weekend and it didn't seem to get white and cakey.

Is tech wax any better on plastic then carnuba?

Could you use something like armor all for those areas? I don't really have room in my quiver for exterior plastic wax/treatments.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-27-2008, 02:38 AM
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Re: Keeping black plastic on front clean?

Never use Armour All. It is Petroleum based and will dry and crack anything you put it on including your dash and tires.

For all exterior black plastic look no further: "Black Wow" http://www.showcardetailing.com/bw/

This stuff is magical and lasts 6 months to 1 year per application. It costs a few dollars more but is so far superior to everything else it is like a big joke. My Outlook plastic looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor. I haven't reapplied in almost 8 months.

As for the dash and interior plastics, Aerospace 303 is the stuff to use. SPF, matte finish, looks great.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-16-2013, 08:00 PM
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Re: Keeping black plastic on front clean?

Hmmm, we have used armour-all since 1975 on my first auto which was a Datsun710 and subsequently on a '86 HondaAccord, then a 2008 Outlook

With NO dryness nor cracking !!

Unless the vehicles the previous poster was talking about side effects on a domestic vehicle where perchance the chemical formula for the tires and dash are different than our foreign vehicles I say,

"Never use Armour All. It is Petroleum based and will dry and crack anything you put it on including your dash and tires. . . . . . . . . "

Is just salesperson chatter !!

imho

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p.s. spotted same post to a similiar thread elsewhere and rebutted in same
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 07:46 AM
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Re: Keeping black plastic on front clean?

You can use any kind of exterior trim dressing, I'd stay away from Armor All. You do not want to wax any black trim, it will not come off.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 09:03 PM
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Re: Keeping black plastic on front clean?

I never thought of ArmourAll as a wax and if it is, it sure does come off Sooner than later !!

So means reapplication on a regular basis, just like any other product at some point.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-18-2013, 06:49 PM
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Re: Keeping black plastic on front clean?

Armor All is not wax, I was trying to make 2 points. Sorry for the confusion.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-06-2014, 01:59 AM
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Re: Keeping black plastic on front clean?

Been using 303 product for the black plastic exterior/interior pieces. It's a protectant that provides UV protection and not greasy or oily.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-13-2016, 10:16 AM
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Re: Keeping black plastic on front clean?

I recommend using Adams VRT, (vinyl, rubber, trim) it doesn't last forever, but it makes it look brand new. I would not use a wax on it as it is not a hard surface so the wax will appear white.
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