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Restoring Your Faded Black Plastic Trim

Back in black

Greg Yamamoto
Jun 19, 2009
Ssts 0912 01+restoring faded black plastic trim+cover Photo 1/17   |   Restoring Your Faded Black Plastic Trim

Never overlook the details. That’s our mantra with the Wunderdog as we transform her to show-quality status. The key to a clean ride is a lot of elbow grease. Trim parts often get neglected as most people focus on only the exterior paint. The judges are looking at everything as a package, not just how many coats of wax you laid on.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS NEEDED: General purpose cleaner, scrub brush, black spray paint, 1000 grit wet/dry sandpaper, Mothers BACK-to-BLACK, bucket and soft cloths. A well-ventilated area helps, too.

BACK-TO-BLACK

PAINTING THE PILLAR COVERS

Ssts 0912 09+restoring faded black plastic trim+pillar covers Photo 8/17   |   07 Check out our ratty old pillars. Pathetic huh? Worse yet, ours were painted black already, so the easy fix of polishing the plastic was out of the question. We needed a way to bring them back to like-new status and the solution was to repaint them in gloss black.

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