Black shoe polish for trim
Posted 03 November 2004 - 10:00 PM
Superior Auto Care
Posted 04 November 2004 - 08:23 AM
You should also consider that sometimes when you are dealing with exterior trim, it is possible that the trim just needs to be thoroughly cleaned prior to applying a protectant. Most petroleum based spray lubricants work good for this task. Simply spray the 'textured trim below the bumpers' with your favorite lubricant, such as WD40. Let it soak in and then proceed to thoroughly wash your car, washing away all of the lubricant residue. This process will usually remove most of the dirt and surface contamination from the trim. After the trim is completely dry, then you can apply either Stoner Trim Shine or your favorite brand of exterior trim protectant.
Mirror Finish Detailing
Williamstown, New Jersey
Posted 04 November 2004 - 08:29 AM
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Posted 09 November 2004 - 08:01 AM
The thin shoe polish liquids willmake a mess, this was great. I won't use it permanently, I'll get a trim restorer but I was just curious and it worked out really well.
Posted 09 November 2004 - 08:12 AM
If you're plastic trim looks faded and dirty, you might try giving it a good cleaning and treating it with one of the products I recommended. If it still looks faded after treatment, there are protectant products which have black dye in them, but I don't like them because every one I've seen is petroleum based and has to be reapplied regularly, plus they are messy and often stain your driveway.
If you're willing to spend a few bucks, this company can make trim paint to match the factory finish for about $55:
Posted 09 November 2004 - 09:10 AM
Posted 10 November 2004 - 05:13 AM
I just cleaned the lowers well to free them of anything and used a dampened sponge to apply.
Initially I did 2 layers and then about every 3 months I refresh it. Its a water based dye and works great to restore the natural color.
In the summer months I wash it about 3/5 times a week and as said it lasts 3 months or better. I don't dress it with anything after that.
This pix is after about 2+ months.
Posted 10 November 2004 - 05:34 AM
I haven't tried it on trim, but on tires it leaves a very natural matte finish (though a bit "thick", IMHO) that lasts pretty well.
I find the app. process to be a bit of a pain, but for anyone who likes a "natural" look, I would guess that regular shoe polish could be used in the same way, for either tires or (perhaps) even trim.
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