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    Protectant for Piano Black interior plastic?

    Any recommendations for a product which will help prevent fine scratches on polished black plastic? I have some Aerospace 303 I was thinking of trying, but I imagine something thicker which adds more of a protective layer without changing the appearance would be ideal.

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    Re: Protectant for Piano Black interior plastic?

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    Re: Protectant for Piano Black interior plastic?

    I wipe down interiors with ONR. Leaves a little protection while it cleans with good lubricity. Still, be gentle.

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    Re: Protectant for Piano Black interior plastic?

    Coat it. Cquartz Leather coating also works. I have a review on it.
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    Re: Protectant for Piano Black interior plastic?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Coat it. Cquartz Leather coating also works. I have a review on it.
    Well that`s certainly interesting. What made you think to try leather coating on plastic?

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    Well that`s certainly interesting. What made you think to try leather coating on plastic?
    Says so right on the box.

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    Re: Protectant for Piano Black interior plastic?

    Sounds perfect, thanks. I`ll look at ordering one of the CQuartz products.

    If there is already a bit of fine scratches and swirls, is there a product and method you recommend for getting it looking new? Or have you found that the coatings reduce the appearance of imperfections?

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    Re: Protectant for Piano Black interior plastic?

    Use essence on it by hand lightly then can leave it or coat it with ti02, UK or Dlux


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    Re: Protectant for Piano Black interior plastic?

    If it is plastic, why not use a plastic-specific car-care chemical like Meg`s #17 Plastic Cleaner and #10 Plastic Polish?
    Plexus Plastic Spray on a suede-type microfiber clothe is another option.
    I`ve also used S100 Carnauba wax (available at most Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealers) on fake-wood plastic. Might be just the ticket on black plastic. Again, I would apply it with a suede-type microfiber or cotton swab in tight places and NOT a foam pad or even your fingers (too much of a risk in scratching "softer" plastic) and wipe it off with another suede microfiber.

    (Note: keep a dedicated suede microfiber just for plastic. Do not use it for metal/chrome polishing. Even after laundering (cleaning) a metal polishing clothe, it may have metal polishing residue that can be abrasive to plastic.)
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    Re: Protectant for Piano Black interior plastic?

    I`d use a coating made for *paint*, or multiple layers of KSG, or just a coat of wax/sealant. IOW, I`d treat it just like smooth black plastic trim on the exterior. IME the main thing is to avoid marring it up through the rigors of daily use (which I why I`d lean towards a Paint Coating or the KSG, both of which will impart a *LITTLE* marring-resistance).

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    Re: Protectant for Piano Black interior plastic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabs View Post
    Sounds perfect, thanks. I`ll look at ordering one of the CQuartz products.

    If there is already a bit of fine scratches and swirls, is there a product and method you recommend for getting it looking new? Or have you found that the coatings reduce the appearance of imperfections?
    Unfortunately a coating is not going to fill in the scratches and swirls. But if the defects are not that deep then they can be polished out. Matt brought up essence which not only deposits a layer of SiO2 but it also fills in some of the defects.

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    If it is plastic, why not use a plastic-specific car-care chemical like Meg`s #17 Plastic Cleaner and #10 Plastic Polish?
    Plexus Plastic Spray on a suede-type microfiber clothe is another option.
    I`ve also used S100 Carnauba wax (available at most Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealers) on fake-wood plastic. Might be just the ticket on black plastic. Again, I would apply it with a suede-type microfiber or cotton swab in tight places and NOT a foam pad or even your fingers (too much of a risk in scratching "softer" plastic) and wipe it off with another suede microfiber.

    (Note: keep a dedicated suede microfiber just for plastic. Do not use it for metal/chrome polishing. Even after laundering (cleaning) a metal polishing clothe, it may have metal polishing residue that can be abrasive to plastic.)
    Those Megs products are nice but a coating is going to form a harder shell and prevent marring better than these two or even a carnauba wax.

    Any of the mentioned coating will work. Cquartz UK would not be a bad option as it cures harder according to Corey.
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    Re: Protectant for Piano Black interior plastic?

    PPF like suntek ultimate.
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    Re: Protectant for Piano Black interior plastic?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Driver View Post
    PPF like suntek ultimate.
    Essence + PPF?

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    Re: Protectant for Piano Black interior plastic?

    Can`t use essence, you need to use reflect. Essence is too hydrophobic, you need to float the flim. The film will hide everything anyways.
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    Re: Protectant for Piano Black interior plastic?

    It can sometimes be a little tricky finding polishes that work well on plastics. I was surprised when ZAIO and M205 proved utterly unsuitable (and I sure wouldn`t try those unless you want to make the job harder). HD Polish seems ok, that`s the now-commonly-available one I`ve used recently.

 

 

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