July 21, 2009One of my buddies told me that he saw on another website that you could bring black plastic trim back to life by going over it with a heat gun. He tried it on his Jeep fenders flares which had faded over the years. He just keep going over it with the heat gun and the fender flare would heat up and then slowly turn back to the black color. He said it obviously didnt turn back to the factory condition/color, but it made it look decent. I havent had a chance to go over to check it out yet. Has anyone else heard of this trick?
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August 15, 2009Try mothers Back to Black unless its real dusty wher you live then all the dirt collects on the trim
August 15, 2009I have heard of the heat gun trick and there are some great products out there also. I heard before about guys rubbing peanut butter on it instead of amorall. I was skeptical, but it lasts for an unbelievably long time.
August 15, 2009^^ thats a good idea. i could see it working, because of the oils and stuff
August 15, 2009I have used the heat gun method to restore the color on my dirt bike plastics with good results. I've also seen this method used by the guys on Trucks to restore plastic interior panels.
February 3, 2010spread a thin layer of vaseline on your black plastic. it works great. and cheaper than back to back.
March 19, 2010OIL
ANY TYPE WILL DO,
GET A SHOP RAG, OIL, VASOLINE, VEGGIE OIL "NO SMELL" ANYTHING...
IVE COATED EVERYTHING IN OUR TRUCKS WITH MINERAL OIL.... LOOKS BRAND NEW
HOPE THIS HELPS
April 22, 2010Hello, I`m new to all this, but I thought I could solve this problem by replacing the 10pc. plastic kit on the back of my chevy with the aftermarket parts from the Caddy`s version. I asked an "expert" and he said that that the Caddy parts would not fit my Chevy even tho they are the same year, but didn`t really didn`t tell me why they wouldn`t fit. Does anyone know about this??
July 14, 2010ive done the heat trick. But instead of using the heat gun i used a torch. You have to be careful not to melt the plastic. instead of just heat the flame does someting to the plastic. Just wave the flame back and forth across the plastic. It worked really good on my plastic on my quad and its black looks brand new agian!