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Question About Plastic Trim

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by 900Ruby, Mar 25, 2020.

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  1. 900Ruby

    900Ruby New Member

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    I have a silver (567 code) P38 and the outside trim is looking tired and bleached. What have people used to deepen the colour back to black? Thanks.
     
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    There was a thread on this recently and it all got a bit weird. I think someone used peanut butter! :/
     
  3. RangeRoller dt

    RangeRoller dt Well-Known Member

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    Yes ^^^.

    Back 2 black stuff is crap. You need to feed it oil not smudge on polymer. At first I thought she was winding me up see how much PB I’d rub over my RR but more I think of it more it makes sense
     
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    Hard Beeswax heated to soften it works on mine.
     
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    How very French :p
     
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    Black rubbery/plastic stuff often comes up great after a coat or two of boiled linseed oil. Peanut butter apparently does work but I've never tried it. Back to black and other preparations don't really handle bleached plastic very well in my experience. I have recently been using Dodo Juice supernatural glaze on new plastic and it is exceptional. Dodo Juice also make a product called Tyromania - it looks a bit like shoe polish and although designed for making tyres shine it can be used on exterior trim so maybe worth a go?
    Swissvax make a good trim product but I can't remember what it's called. It works well but it is relatively expensive.

    Hope that gives you some ideas.
     
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    I really Like DoDo Juice too. They try to be as environmentally responsible plus its a UK company
     
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    Yup, peanut butter works brilliantly, kids are still laughing at me...
     
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    Being Landyzone I was expecting someone to suggest spunk and then tip off the local bobby that some bloke was jacking off over his Range Rover.
     
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    which peanut butter is best to use,crunchy or the smooth one ?
     
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    Probably which ever one you can manage to get hold off at the moment:D
     
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    Have you seen @holidaychicken's local paper ?:eek::D
     
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    @Saint.V8 normally uploads the tailpipe photo at this stage ...
     
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    Boiled linseed oil works well and saves you standing in the road smearing your car with food.
     
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    i do hope not it took me ages to remove that image from my mind :(


    you have done it now its flooding back to me:eek::(
     
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    You’ll end up smearing it with peanut butter, comeback and ants will have run off with it
     
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    I did not know Saintv8 was that partial to peanut butter:D
     
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    Smears himself in it to remove his jewellery so the excuse goes...
    And apparently the FL is just the misses’ :rolleyes:
     
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    During the current shortages I cant get any peanut butter, so I tried Tate and Lyle Golden syrup, let you know how it went when these dammed bees bugger off.
     
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    Nothing's that good IMHO, but on the beeswax theme I currently use a high melting point grease (ie oil and wax) which you can apply and bring up to a semi shine. The game is obviously to reverse the oil loss/ retain what's still there, so oil and wax ie grease seems the way to go. It may get a bit tacky in summer, but is easily wiped down. I sometimes use silicone spray, but that has a more transient effect
     
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