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#31 Old 04-02-2010, 10:49 PM
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yea but would it stick to the rough textured surface?

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I just noticed a little White build-up on this window molding. i just removed it with soapy water and a toothbrush. it wasnt that bad on mine yet though.

I have used "ICE" and does ok on the roof rails.

That write-up is awesome.... Forever Black? any body else used it??


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good find.

My roof trim is finally starting to show its age, so i'll be using my back to black on it tomorrow and then seeing if i can find that forever black stuff maybe.
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Back to Black still going strong. Its rained pretty much every day since i applied it, except for Sunday, but i washed it saturday night

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you know its funny, i see everyone always complaining about the plastics on the car, but ive never put anything special on them, never use armor all or anything like that, and mine look like brand new...
MIne were pretty much perfect up until now, (3.5 year old car) and there is only early signs of age so i figured i'd tackle it now to try and keep it nice.
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On another forum many of the guys swear by 303 Aerospace Protectant. They say it is the best for hard vinyl, rubber, plastics etc. I am probably going to get some of this in spring to use on the roof rails and rear roof shade. It is kind of pricey, but the real fussy guys say it's the best. Might be the ticket to keep the black pieces looking good on the Calibers.

Here is a link with some information about the product.

http://www.autogeek.net/303aerprot.html
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Yeah, i need to get something to freshen up my roof rails and spoiler. After 5+ years, they are getting the zebra stripes look.
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Thats the nice thing about the Rush, its has the painted/extended shade on the back. But since ours is so new, Im gonna keep using back to black on all the hard plastic NOW, so it doesnt get bad. I will keep an eye on this topic for the future!

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Dupli-Color Bumper Coating

Saw this on Truck U recently where the guys were restoring the plastic molded fender guards on a Jeep, seems promising so I picked up a can for 6.99 at AutoZone. Apparently it will restore original look and protect against weather. Seals real nice I guess. I'm away from home at the moment, but will report back with results soon. Anyone else used this?
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Bondo

Bondo makes a gel that has a die in it. I did mine last summer with two coats and still looks like new. Found it at Pep Boys.
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http://store.jaxwax.com/Jax-Wax-Supe...astic-p/sb.htm

That is what I use on mine, works and holds the color between washes. I have used quite a variety of products on my cars..Jax Wax and the Chemical guys have to be my two favorite. Though...I get my wax from a friend and client of ours. THE GLOSS BOSS of Whip Creamz! It is DA SHIZ! Premium wax
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