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    Polishing hard black plastic trim

    I thought this may have been asked before, but couldnt 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 (PBs SSR1, 2, and 2.5, plus PBs PP), but dont want to pull the trigger if this kind of material cant be polished. Anyone have any success polishing out minor scratches in hard plastic trim? It isnt 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 SSRs 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. Ill give that a try this week and let you know how it works. Hope it doesnt rain...

    -Neil

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    Re: Polishing hard black plastic trim

    Ive used plastic polish but not from PB. I dont use it very often but Ive 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 dont. 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 wouldnt 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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