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Old 10-16-2018, 07:48 PM
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Hi guys. Am I able to restore this plastic part? I tried McGuire’s ultimate black and it didn’t do much?
What is the proper name if I decide to buy new?

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Hi guys. Am I able to restore this plastic part? I tried McGuire’s ultimate black and it didn’t do much?
What is the proper name if I decide to buy new?

That piece is part if the inner wheel liner, same item description if you decide on replacing the rears as well.

You MAY be able to clean and restore them, would be cheaper to attempt that first before spending money to replace.

I would suggest cleaning them thoroughly with Adam's Tire & Rubber cleaner, then use Adam's Trim Restorer to get them back to "as new" color. Could top that off with Adam's Trim Coating to keep it black and protected as well.


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Old 10-16-2018, 10:06 PM
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The plastic is oxidized, you can use simichrome or other similar metal polish, or if you're brave or have done it before brake clean on a microfiber and a very quick wiping pass will remove it.
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Look no further as this is the best method I have found to do this. Buy this product and rub it in with the sponge applicator after you clean the area. I did this on my Grand Sport and they look brand new. And it is permanent.



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This stuff works really well...

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Wipe-New...ZCAL/300369388

Be sure to clean the trim well first. I would use dawn followed by alcohol and maybe use a fine scotch bright pad on the surface that faces the tire.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Cybernetic Medic View Post
This stuff works really well...

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Wipe-New...ZCAL/300369388

Be sure to clean the trim well first. I would use dawn followed by alcohol and maybe use a fine scotch bright pad on the surface that faces the tire.
You can also pick it up at some auto parts stores, I got mine from AutoZone, or on line from places like Amazon
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:08 AM
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why not take them off the car,then scrub with ''simple green'',then dye if need be
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:42 AM
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Chemical Guys - Bare Bones -
I've used this for wheel wells to get them looking good. Depending on how much you drive in the rain, that will determine how long is lasts.
Looks great after you use it though.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:46 AM
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I've asked this question before too.
Tried many techniques & products....for the inner liners.
Replacement is my option.

The flares/ rock guards, may restore with techniques outlined in this tread.
Good luck.
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:28 PM
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Griot's Garage Undercarriage Spray works well on things like this.
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:35 PM
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303 aerospace protectant works well on plastic
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303 aerospace protectant works well on plastic
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:30 PM
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:54 PM
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I'd try 303 first. If that doesn't work, heat gun. Or Wipe New, it's nasty stuff but it does work, surprising for something "As seen on TV."
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jchappies View Post
303 aerospace protectant works well on plastic
I use the 303 Cleaner first then the Protectant. Makes mine look like new!!

I use 303 on all of my trim, inside and out..
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:24 AM
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Do a Google search for Carworx Refinish Restorer; the guys on Chevy Avalanche forums seem to love it, and those things are covered in vinyl cladding.
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:18 PM
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On my '05 my wheel liners where ugly and looked their age of 13 years. I cleaned mine with a stiff brush and sprayed then with a satin black spray paint for plastic (Fusion I think was the brand) They looked brand new and better than the new cracked piece I replaced.
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:24 PM
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OK here is your answer. The plastic cowl on my 1998 Camaro Z28 was faded very badly and was a light grey. I had previously used this product on the plastic shutters on my house with good results so I figured why not. I worked Perfectly, with 2 applications it has been black for 2 years now.

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Old 10-21-2018, 02:42 PM
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Has anyone tried this?




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Old 10-21-2018, 03:06 PM
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I have had good luck with back to black
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