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Old 07-24-2014, 02:45 PM
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Mother's 'Back To Black'.

Mothers® Back-to-Black® Heavy Duty Trim Cleaner Kit

I'm going to get this and try it. My truck only has 15,500 mi. but it sits outside, and most of the trim is starting to gray. I also get some kind of fungus on some of the rubber parts that pits the rubber. I'll use a Scotch Brite pad to scrub with the 'Back To Black'.
I did the back to black thing for quite a while , and then when I had my windshield replaced , and saw how easy the cowl came off , I took it off and painted it with special trim black paint (got it at Autozone ) and also replaced the little rubber seal strips on each end , and took apart washers and cleaned .
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When looking at the trim pieces, I noticed there's more than just the wiper cowl. There's the door handles, bed trim, front grill, and even the side mirrors. Would make sense to do all together IMO except to paint something like the door handles is scary without knowing how to take those off. Is it common for people to touch up all the heavy duty plastic trim pieces to black?
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When looking at the trim pieces, I noticed there's more than just the wiper cowl. There's the door handles, bed trim, front grill, and even the side mirrors. Would make sense to do all together IMO except to paint something like the door handles is scary without knowing how to take those off. Is it common for people to touch up all the heavy duty plastic trim pieces to black?
I got some professional detailer "black trim" restorer made by 3M I use it on everything but the cowl , was just too much work and faded gray .
If you use a terry cloth rag , get it soaked up , and keep it in a zip lock , it works great , even use a scrub brush coated with it for tough areas .
The 3M stuff is thick and doesn't run off .
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I got some professional detailer "black trim" restorer made by 3M I use it on everything but the cowl , was just too much work and faded gray .
If you use a terry cloth rag , get it soaked up , and keep it in a zip lock , it works great , even use a scrub brush coated with it for tough areas .
The 3M stuff is thick and doesn't run off .
Wow thanks for the tip. I think I found it. Is it 3M Bondo Restore Black? What kind of paint and process do you use to do the cowl?
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You pretty much have to use a small brush on the cowl because of the pattern on it. Also, pre-cleaning is the trick. Drugstore alcohol is good. This would be required before painting too because of the presence of silicone from using tire/trim treatments in the past.
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