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    On the auto pop up spoiler, there is a black grating or vent that appears to be abs or some other sturdy but plasticy thinger. It is textured, not silky, and I don`t want something coming off and dripping down my paint or into the engine bay (the vent is directly over the engine).



    I searched the archives, but didn`t seem to find much. What is a good product to restore the "blackness" of the vent?



    You can sort of see one here:

    http://www.carnewal-europe.com/cpx_p93044.htm



    Thoughts?:nixweiss

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    JPS911- The concern you have is why I`ve pretty much given up on ERV dressings for black trim. I`d clean it with AIO and then apply BFII or SG. I`ve had great luck with this regimen on my textured (and also my smooth) black trim. The BFII seems a little easier to get uniform than the SG, especially on not-so-new surfaces, but I don`t think the SG will look bad. No, I haven`t had any trouble with wax-like staining. A brush (even a toothbrush) and using a little Meg`s FI can be helpful, too.

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    Um...

    AIO= all in one, ok

    BFII = ?

    SG = ?

    Sorry.

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    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So - get it clean, protect it from UV with something like 303, and then, when you polish or wax, mask it! It won`t take you more than a minute - buy a roll of pre-taped masking paper at an industrial paint supply place and you can do it in less than 30 seconds. Remember, masking for detailing is not masking for painting -- it does not have to be PERFECT. I found it goes really fast.

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    JPS911- Hope you found the BlackfireII and (Klasse) Sealant Glaze on the acronym list OK. These products don`t stain black plastic and provide good protection. As carguy said, masking it off when using products that DO stain is a time saver in the long run. Whether to use some External Vinyl/Rubber (ERV) dressing like 303 or a sealant like BFII or SG is a matter of personal preference.

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    I would send a PM to Markbigears, he is a concours winner and knows these cars well.



    Steven

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    I have great success using Meguiar`s Gold Class Trim Detailer on vinyl, plastic and rubber. It is dry-to-the-touch (after a few minutes) and leaves a nice satin finish. No greasy residue. Much like 303 except in gel form.



    But it`s not permanent. After couple of washings it will need replacing.



    Good and very inexpensive.







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    Try Vinylex. Made by www.lexol.com.

    I found out about this product in "Excellence" (THE BEST Porsche Magazine) when I had my 911SC.

    I am still using Vinylex. It stays on exterior trim for a long time.
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    Thanks everyone! Much appreciated.

 

 

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