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Offline karlos

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Exterior black plastic
« on: 20 April 2022, 13:27 »
Just wondering how everyone cares for the exterior black plastic trim on their cars like the side skirts and rear valance. Mine are looking a bit grey and shabby, not helped by me being careless and getting wax on them. Can anyone recommend some techniques and products for cleaning and detailing it?
2017 (67) GTI PP DSG. Tungsten Silver with DCC, Art Velours, Dynaudio, Climate Screen, Tints, Keyless, Rear Camera, Lane Assist, Seville wheels.

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Re: Exterior black plastic
« Reply #1 on: 20 April 2022, 15:10 »
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Offline Brocky_

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Re: Exterior black plastic
« Reply #2 on: 22 April 2022, 12:41 »
AngelWax Enigma Corona.  This stuff isn't cheap but it cleaned up, dressed and Sio2 coated all the blacks.  Applied with a MF applicator and then buffed with a MF cloth.  Doing the honeycomb grille was a bit of a pain but, luckily, the holes were big enough for a good portion of the applicator to fit through, so I managed to get it done without it taking too much time and the product left everything looking a shade deeper black than previously, as well as leaving them with a matte, factory-like finish.  Looks nice!
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Offline joe6

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Re: Exterior black plastic
« Reply #3 on: 23 April 2022, 09:43 »
I use Maguires Endurance tyre gel applied with a small piece of sponge. Removes/hides polish overspill and lasts well. Apply and leave.
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Re: Exterior black plastic
« Reply #4 on: 10 May 2022, 19:40 »
I’ve been using poorboys trim restorer from Amazon and it seems to last quite well even with the Scottish weather.