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PostSubject: Stuff for Plastics   10th January 2010, 21:05

Had a Search but couldn't find an answer - What do you folks use on the Black Plastics to keep them looking good I am using AG stuff at the moment but find it's not very long lasting.
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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   10th January 2010, 21:10

I think Taylor will have the best stuff Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   10th January 2010, 21:46

Yeh ask Jcw adventures she know what to recommend.

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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   10th January 2010, 21:48

To get the polish out a rubber is brilliant!! Then I use megs rubber and vinyl stuff!! It builds up a bit over time. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   10th January 2010, 22:02

Thanks for the replies

I always mask up my plastics before I use polish, makes life a lot easier 8)

I Like AutoGlym Stuff for it's ease of use but find thier plastic stuff is gone after 1 rain shower. I would like something that last a bit longer I have tried most of the stuff from Halfrauds at some time or other but always gone back to the AG stuff
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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   10th January 2010, 22:07

Have you tried Aqua wax or turtlewax black
in a flash on plastics scratch

I use both for certain parts
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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   10th January 2010, 22:11

As Dawn, Turtle Wax - Smells AMAZING too so its a pleasure to do! Lasts for ages

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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   10th January 2010, 22:25

I use the Carplan back to black cream! Works lovely and lasts very long! Weeks!
My black bits need to be black! very black! I haven't tried anything else as I am very happy with this stuff! I have had the bottle for over 6 months and there is loads left! And I have a lot of black bits on the car (no chrome)


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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   10th January 2010, 23:24

The AG stuff looks and feels like snot
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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   11th January 2010, 00:32

Elphaba wrote:
The AG stuff looks and feels like snot
Ewww!
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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   11th January 2010, 19:24

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Oh T where are you Laughing scratch

Im here Dawn ! Very Happy

I recommend Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel : Key is initial application then you just top up Very Happy



Best way to do the initial application is to get a spray bottle half alcohol half water and rub down all exterior plastics really well so they are clean and set a good undercoat. then use a foam or microfibre applicator pad to apply the gel - i find the microfibre best as you get and even spread and buff to a shine and it will then dry quickly. its important to clean the area well for the for the initial application (with the alcohol) as it will make it last ALOT longer and then you can just keep topping up when you need to onto of the base coat of gel .Good thing about Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel is that it is water repelant, beads very well, lasts months not days and it doesnt catch all the horrid grime and dust etc like other products

Before :



After :



(pics aren't great but you get the idea)

you can alter the level of shinyness by the amount you put on :

little blobs = matt black look
Medium thickness lines = matt - wet look
thick amounts = wet and slick

can also be used on tyres and is safe !! hydrates the tyre wall thumbs up

99% of AG is CR*P in my opinion
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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   11th January 2010, 20:08

JCWadventures wrote:
Mini S Mad wrote:
Oh T where are you Laughing scratch

Im here Dawn ! Very Happy

I recommend Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel : Key is initial application then you just top up Very Happy



Best way to do the initial application is to get a spray bottle half alcohol half water and rub down all exterior plastics really well so they are clean and set a good undercoat. then use a foam or microfibre applicator pad to apply the gel - i find the microfibre best as you get and even spread and buff to a shine and it will then dry quickly. its important to clean the area well for the for the initial application (with the alcohol) as it will make it last ALOT longer and then you can just keep topping up when you need to onto of the base coat of gel .Good thing about Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel is that it is water repelant, beads very well, lasts months not days and it doesnt catch all the horrid grime and dust etc like other products

Before :


After :



(pics aren't great but you get the idea)

you can alter the level of shinyness by the amount you put on :

little blobs = matt black look
Medium thickness lines = matt - wet look
thick amounts = wet and slick

can also be used on tyres and is safe !! hydrates the tyre wall thumbs up

99% of AG is CR*P in my opinion


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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   11th January 2010, 20:17

T sorry I know this sounds daft but where did you get your alcohol from? And what sort?
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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   11th January 2010, 20:21

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T sorry I know this sounds daft but where did you get your alcohol from? And what sort?

I used Tesco Value Vodka ( ummm Tasteful , and no i didnt drink any drunken got the bottle with the other cleaning stuff )

you can use metholated spirits but you need to dilute it down

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you need to dry it after cleaning then apply
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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   11th January 2010, 20:44

Ahh excellent cheers for that T! So Absolut is no good then! Oh well just better drink this then! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   12th January 2010, 16:21

JCWadventures wrote:
checkpoint wrote:
T sorry I know this sounds daft but where did you get your alcohol from? And what sort?

I used Tesco Value Vodka ( ummm Tasteful , and no i didnt drink any drunken got the bottle with the other cleaning stuff )

you can use metholated spirits but you need to dilute it down

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you need to dry it after cleaning then apply

Thanks For the Advice. Alcohol mmmmmmmmm Vodka !!!. I have some alcohol cleaning wipes for copmuters so I guess I can use them and drink the Vodka. I really get p****d off when after all my hard work the black plastics on my car look crap after only one day - it looks worse when the car is black.

I'll give the stuff you recomend a try - cleanyourcar.com I guess ?
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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   12th January 2010, 19:22

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Ahh excellent cheers for that T! So Absolut is no good then! Oh well just better drink this then! Laughing

You can use absolute iv you want but more expensive way of doing it LOL drunken
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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   12th January 2010, 19:25

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JCWadventures wrote:
checkpoint wrote:
T sorry I know this sounds daft but where did you get your alcohol from? And what sort?

I used Tesco Value Vodka ( ummm Tasteful , and no i didnt drink any drunken got the bottle with the other cleaning stuff )

you can use metholated spirits but you need to dilute it down

Very Happy

you need to dry it after cleaning then apply

Thanks For the Advice. Alcohol mmmmmmmmm Vodka !!!. I have some alcohol cleaning wipes for copmuters so I guess I can use them and drink the Vodka. I really get p****d off when after all my hard work the black plastics on my car look crap after only one day - it looks worse when the car is black.

I'll give the stuff you recomend a try - cleanyourcar.com I guess ?

Thats OK Wink

The Alcohol wipes - read them before you use them they might have other chemicals in them Shocked thats why i say half water half Vodka Wink

Yep i brought mine from :

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels-and-tyres/chemical-guys-new-look-trim-gel/prod_143.html

Good thing about that site is you earn points when you spend so next time round you get a discount thumbs up very efficient and quickly delivery
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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   12th January 2010, 19:36

the finish on that stuff is awesome!! think i may need to get some Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   12th January 2010, 19:40

The Chemical Guys range is brilliant thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   12th January 2010, 21:33

JCWadventures wrote:
SpykeyMyk wrote:
JCWadventures wrote:
checkpoint wrote:
T sorry I know this sounds daft but where did you get your alcohol from? And what sort?

I used Tesco Value Vodka ( ummm Tasteful , and no i didnt drink any drunken got the bottle with the other cleaning stuff )

you can use metholated spirits but you need to dilute it down

Very Happy

you need to dry it after cleaning then apply

Thanks For the Advice. Alcohol mmmmmmmmm Vodka !!!. I have some alcohol cleaning wipes for copmuters so I guess I can use them and drink the Vodka. I really get p****d off when after all my hard work the black plastics on my car look crap after only one day - it looks worse when the car is black.

I'll give the stuff you recomend a try - cleanyourcar.com I guess ?

Thats OK Wink

The Alcohol wipes - read them before you use them they might have other chemicals in them Shocked thats why i say half water half Vodka Wink

Yep i brought mine from :

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels-and-tyres/chemical-guys-new-look-trim-gel/prod_143.html

Good thing about that site is you earn points when you spend so next time round you get a discount thumbs up very efficient and quickly delivery


I have used them before - bought my Mcrofibers there and some megs stuff. Always a good quck service. The wipes are isopropyl alcohol = safe on plastics same stuff as the spectacle wipes from the opticians
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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   13th January 2010, 18:42

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The wipes are isopropyl alcohol = safe on plastics same stuff as the spectacle wipes from the opticians

Its all good then thumbs up - although it may be very diluted and not remove the old stuff which you need to do for a very clean surface Shocked thats why i go for the half alcohol half water - just beware Very Happy

You ordered some yet ?
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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   13th January 2010, 19:45

JCWadventures wrote:
SpykeyMyk wrote:
The wipes are isopropyl alcohol = safe on plastics same stuff as the spectacle wipes from the opticians

Its all good then thumbs up - although it may be very diluted and not remove the old stuff which you need to do for a very clean surface Shocked thats why i go for the half alcohol half water - just beware Very Happy

You ordered some yet ?

I'll try the wipes on a discreet bit first and see what happens. Suspect I will keep the cheap vodka in mind though - Thanks for the tip. thumbs up I shall be purchasing the said stuff when I get paid, this months spare cash is being spent on Spotlights( Fitted on Monday) yahoo
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PostSubject: Re: Stuff for Plastics   14th January 2010, 17:38

SpykeyMyk wrote:
JCWadventures wrote:
SpykeyMyk wrote:
The wipes are isopropyl alcohol = safe on plastics same stuff as the spectacle wipes from the opticians

Its all good then thumbs up - although it may be very diluted and not remove the old stuff which you need to do for a very clean surface Shocked thats why i go for the half alcohol half water - just beware Very Happy

You ordered some yet ?

I'll try the wipes on a discreet bit first and see what happens. Suspect I will keep the cheap vodka in mind though - Thanks for the tip. thumbs up

Yep good idea thumbs up No probs Very Happy
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