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Faded Plastic on 4x4's #876300 03/19/08 07:48 PM
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bighoss4x4 Offline OP
Need a Spot
Does anyone have a suggestion for reconditioning the faded fender flares on Jeep's and the side plastic on the Avalanche?? I want something permanent... not something I have to re-apply everytime it rain's. Thanks!

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Re: Faded Plastic on 4x4's [Re: bighoss4x4] #876301 03/19/08 08:06 PM
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TRDSR5 Offline
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Re: Faded Plastic on 4x4's [Re: TRDSR5] #876302 03/19/08 08:27 PM
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Re: Faded Plastic on 4x4's [Re: Mad_Scientist] #876303 03/19/08 09:49 PM
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DavidG Offline
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Take a look at Forever Black...

Can't say I ever used it though.

Last edited by DavidG; 03/19/08 09:55 PM.

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Re: Faded Plastic on 4x4's [Re: DavidG] #876304 03/19/08 11:19 PM
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reepersteve Offline
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My trim is not black, but a dark grey. Looks close enough to black, I wonder if that stuff will work on mine?
For the longest time I used Mothers, in the red bottle. Works pretty good, but does go away after a while.

Re: Faded Plastic on 4x4's [Re: bighoss4x4] #876305 03/19/08 11:56 PM
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LRJ4x4 Offline
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someone once said a wire brush on a drill removes the top layer and gets you back down to the "black" . Use at your own risk <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" />

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Re: Faded Plastic on 4x4's [Re: LRJ4x4] #876306 03/20/08 01:52 AM
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87Toy4x4 Offline
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i used a paint designed especially for plastic on some parts on my toyota. it was called Krylon Fusion. It supposed to never chip, peel or flake w/ zero prep work. I prepped anyway and the stuff has been holding up for the past 3 years.

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Re: Faded Plastic on 4x4's [Re: bighoss4x4] #876307 03/20/08 04:18 AM
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52degrees Offline
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Bottom line, this is the only product GM will allow GM dealerships to use to recondition the plastic on Avalanches. It comes in a much longer lasting paint-on treatment as well, but I've never seen the rag treatment last les than a full year. I'm in the central valley of California. Sunlight is absolutely brutal on Avalanche bodywork. Armordillo works really well. I've personally treated many trucks with this product.

BTW, the problem is with a release agent used by the plastic manufacturer. Paint will look far worse than the faded plastic. But only until it all falls off <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

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Re: Faded Plastic on 4x4's [Re: bighoss4x4] #876308 03/20/08 05:07 PM
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ForcedAir_Montero Offline
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I've had great luck with this product-
bumper reconditioner
While Clay may think that the central valley is hard due to the sun <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" /> I'm at nearly 6000ft, 300+ days of sun a year. Plus none of that nice filtering pollution! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
I've used this stuff on my VWs and my Montero. It usually lasts me a easily a year or two.

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Re: Faded Plastic on 4x4's [Re: ForcedAir_Montero] #876309 03/20/08 06:50 PM
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bighoss4x4 Offline OP
Need a Spot
Hey Folks.. Thanks for the good information! I have already used most of these products however and none seem to last. I have heard of Armodillo and several folks have told me it is a great product, but I really want to do this myself and not have a bodyshop do this for me.
Since my post, I googled this and found a company called Urethane Supply and they apparently have a product called Bumper & Cladding Coat that comes in almost 50 different matching colors. They guarantee it to work, and say it is quick and easy, and for under $20 bucks a aerosol can, I am gonna give it a try... I will let ya know how it turns out!

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