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#1 Old 03-09-2010, 11:58 AM
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How do you keep this thing clean/black !?

Hi Guys If theres one thing that I hate about our cars is the black plastics on the roof, but worst than that is the black trim on the doors right under the windows.

How do you keep that black!?

look at mines



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Oh the joys of black.

A good finishing wax and detailer spray for the between wash/wax times.


Owning a black car or motorcycle is like having a hot girlfriend. Pain in the bass, but oh do they look good if you are willing to put in the efford.
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Oh the joys of black.

A good finishing wax and detailer spray for the between wash/wax times.
I believe egk69 is asking about the rubber trim below the windows.
...Do NOT wax that.


Meguiars back to black, lightly on a sponge or rag and then wipe the rubber/plastics.
Edit: also use it on the top rails. Does wonders.

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I believe egk69 is asking about the rubber trim below the windows.
...Do NOT wax that.


Meguiars back to black, lightly on a sponge or rag and then wipe the rubber/plastics.
Edit: also use it on the top rails. Does wonders.
Sounds good I'll try that
Im having the same problem as well :/

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Maybe some armor all or something on the rubber to keep it in nice shape.



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I use back to black.
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I use synthetic polish and not wax. Make sure it's the man made synthetic stuff and not the nature made carnuba type of wax. I apply it straight onto the surface and rub out within a minute not letting it set up and dry. If you do let it dry, reapply and wipe off when still wet. Haven't had any problems as I did this to a lot of different cars. It even works great on my Neon's rubber trim around the windshield, rear glass and below the side windows. 'Til this day it still looks brand new and in fact even better.

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I use synthetic polish and not wax. Make sure it's the man made synthetic stuff and not the nature made carnuba type of wax. I apply it straight onto the surface and rub out within a minute not letting it set up and dry. If you do let it dry, reapply and wipe off when still wet. Haven't had any problems as I did this to a lot of different cars. It even works great on my Neon's rubber trim around the windshield, rear glass and below the side windows. 'Til this day it still looks brand new and in fact even better.
i get my carnuba/regular wax on mine all the time. and mine still look pretty damn good
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HAHAHA I bough Back to Black like 6 months ago , no joke!, and i havent used it yet! LOL!

I'll try it tomorow!...
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