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    Polishing hard black plastic trim

    I thought this may have been asked before, but couldn`t find anything by searching.

    My exterior smooth, hard, black plastic trim (weatherstripping at the bottom of the windows) has gotten a little scratched up. Is it possible to polish this material? I have an assortment of polishes (PB`s SSR1, 2, and 2.5, plus PB`s PP), but don`t want to pull the trigger if this kind of material can`t be polished. Anyone have any success polishing out minor scratches in hard plastic trim? It isn`t faded at all, just minor scratching (I have no idea from what )

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    Re: Polishing hard black plastic trim

    you can try the PP on a soft cloth .... do not use SSR`s on them or you will get more scratches ...
    life is short ..do it while you can

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    Re: Polishing hard black plastic trim

    Thanks PB. I`ll give that a try this week and let you know how it works. Hope it doesn`t rain...

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    Re: Polishing hard black plastic trim

    I`ve used plastic polish but not from PB. I don`t use it very often but I`ve used it on the hard plastic between the taillights on my Trans Am

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    Re: Polishing hard black plastic trim

    I would say it depends on the trim itself. I have had some that polish up nicely, and others that don`t. If it is painted, be careful. The paint is often very soft on those parts and you can burn through easily. I would try a test spot by hand and see how it goes. I wouldn`t use a plastic polish if it is painted. A medium cut Menzerna polish should work, or Megs 205. I have had the best success with Menzerna Power Finish. (balanced; good cut/good finish.)

 

 

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