Trim and bumper cleaning products

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Nigeltheparrot, May 16, 2016.

  1. Nigeltheparrot

    Nigeltheparrot Funster

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    @Charlie Just going to Collinite the van and was wondering what product is best for cleaning the Black trim and bumpers on a PVC.
    Many thanks
    John
     
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    There are many products on the market that claim to bring back the black plastic parts on our vehicles like the black bumper trims and the black trims round doors and windows ....

    Back to black type products..

    My pick of the bunch is Hyper Dressing by Meguires.. It's a water based product so no greasy residues..
    It comes dilutable so mix strong for bumpers and if you want a shiny finish or weak on dash boards when a duller matt finish is required . Or anywhere inbetween.

    It's very long lasting and works brilliantly on tyres all plastics inside and out. Very versatile and you can by dilution rate choose the finish..


    It really is the one product answer to all plastics tyres and trims. It is however a trade product so has to be bought in a 4 litre container. I bought my container over ten years ago and it's still a quarter full and boy have I done some cars !
     
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    I've used "Forever Black" a number of times on a number of different PVC vehicles and it may not last "Forever" but it lasts a goodly few years. I'd use it again.
     
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    Before someone suggests peanut butter---- do not do it

    1) It is dammned hard work

    2) It makes a crap job

    3) Our dog spent three days licking it all off
     
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    Same can be said for using a hot air gun, apart from number 3 :)
     
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    Have tried the hot air paint stripper gun. OMG be very careful the plastic softens then supposedly goes back to black when cooling. DOES NOT!! Now going to try CarPlan Black Trim Wax.
     
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    I use a drop of WD40 on a clean rag to do my "blackwork" - it doesn't last forever but I'm just on the way home from a 3 months trip including 7 weeks in Morocco and it still looks fine.
     
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    Just used Autoglym Bumper gel and initial results are pleasing. Will have to wait and see how long it lasts.
     
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