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#59366
Clean / Restore trim around rear lights? 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 46
Hi guys,

Was just wondering does anyone know the best way to clean the black trim around the rear lights? Mine have faded to bright grey at this stage.

I was going to try and rub them with a bit of petrol but I'm sure thats a rather ham fisted approach.

Anyone any ideas?

Thanks,
- Rex
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#59367
Re: Clean / Restore trim around rear lights? 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 106
try a heatgun around them very carefully- think I spotted one in aldi ballymun for €14 yesterday - it works on the trim around the wipers!
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#59372
Re: Clean / Restore trim around rear lights? 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 88
peanut butter ... smooth peanut butter ... brings black trim up like brand new ... sounds strange but works a treat ...
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#59374
Re: Clean / Restore trim around rear lights? 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 3
Peanut butter works good , you could try liquid boot polish aswell I use it on any part of the car that needs it
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#59380
Re: Clean / Restore trim around rear lights? 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 11
I painted mine with satin black spray just
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#59381
Re: Clean / Restore trim around rear lights? 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 46
Thanks lads, I'll give the peanut butter a try at the weekend and post the results in this thread
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#59568
Re: Clean / Restore trim around rear lights? 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 90
I have Nano technology stuff that protects trims and plastics around the car.

+no scuffs
+no marks
+no discoloring
+easy to apply
+long lasting
+wet look shine
+not oily
+solvent free
+UV resistant
+VOC compliant

I'm testing it at the moment on tires for longevity. As far as I can see this stuff leaves protective film that doesn't contain silicones. It is nearly impossible to powerwash it off from treated surfaces so it's definitely last for ages.
It's also extremely resistant to vinegar and mild acid.
Excels where others fail.


If ya interested pm for details
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#59591
Re: Clean / Restore trim around rear lights? 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 46
Thanks for all the advice lads.

PEANUT BUTTER GALORE!!
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I'd recommend this to any member:

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Re: Clean / Restore trim around rear lights? 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 88
I have only one other piece of advice about this ... if you have a dog it may feel the need to lick your car for the first day or two
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Re: Clean / Restore trim around rear lights? 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 4
I recently got this product www.shinearama.co.uk/carpro-perl-500ml.html.
Seems to work quite well. Can be mixed for use on interior plastics. Also can be used on tyres to good effect.
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#59718
Re: Clean / Restore trim around rear lights? 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 70
Peanut butter works. I used it on the black rubber around my windscreen and the black strip between the drivers window and door. Can't believe it....
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#59727
Re: Clean / Restore trim around rear lights? 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 6
same as punky ,missus thot id finally cracked up when she saw me but it works a wonder
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Re: Clean / Restore trim around rear lights? 3 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 88
told you guys ...
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