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Re: What To Use - Black Exterior Trim Fading

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303 is not going to restore it, and it will wash off after the first rain or wash.
^This.

303 may slow down the fading when used on a new trim, but will not restore. I have used Meguiar's G4116 Natural Shine for years and it gives me good results, but like all the products you mentioned, it won't last long and needs to be applied every time the car is washed.

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Re: What To Use - Black Exterior Trim Fading

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I have a 2012 Grand Cherokee and am looking to refinish all my plastic trim pieces (trim around wheel wells, rockers, front/rear fascia, roof rails). I am thinking about getting the SEM trim black and using their cleaning products to treat the pieces.....based on the youtube video's I've watched, it appears pretty simple. My only gripe is having to pull everything off. Any experience with this kind of stuff? I would assume its similar to the Evercoat you mention. One think I am curious of is whether I need adhesion promoter for ABS or non-ABS.....guy told me to use acetone to test but readying various things on the boar, I would say non-ABS? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


I haven't ever used any SEM products but I am sure they are pretty good too becasue they offer a whole line of vinyl and carpet dyes.


Som products contain adhesion promotor or flex agent in them already but ti wouldn't hurt.


it 2016 and I can say that for the most part the paint held up exept for one fender molding. The top of the drivers side is forming a white spot on it that has been there for about 9 months.


Eventhough colormatching will be more expensive to repair if it gets damaged I am going this route.

My auto body guy said I could have done an automotive black with a satin clear coat and that would be long lasting combo.

He stated that spray can are not catalyzed so they don't last as long as automotive clear with a hardner.
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I haven't ever used any SEM products but I am sure they are pretty good too becasue they offer a whole line of vinyl and carpet dyes.





Som products contain adhesion promotor or flex agent in them already but ti wouldn't hurt.





it 2016 and I can say that for the most part the paint held up exept for one fender molding. The top of the drivers side is forming a white spot on it that has been there for about 9 months.





Eventhough colormatching will be more expensive to repair if it gets damaged I am going this route.



My auto body guy said I could have done an automotive black with a satin clear coat and that would be long lasting combo.



He stated that spray can are not catalyzed so they don't last as long as automotive clear with a hardner.

Thanks for the info....I actually got my roof rails wrapped in black vinyl so I was able to test it on the plastic covers. It was very easy - cleaned them, couple coats of primer, 3 coats of trim black and they look great! Now I'm just trying to tackle the fender flares, front/rear lower fascia, and rockers but from everything I've read, it's no fun removing all the rivets (and replacing them if they break) and then putting everything back on. Taping off everything would be a lot more time consuming and risk overspray but I'm not confident enough in removing the rivers and plastic clips....


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The rivets are not that bad once you develop a way to remove them


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I did all the black on my 2011 except for the rear valance which still looks fine.

The rocker molding are like six or seven per side.

The best way to remove the nylon rivets is to use a punch or small screwdriver to knock shaft in the center out of the head.


If you take care of the paint, keep the car clean and make sure the black stays black you truck will continue to look stunning.
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Re: What To Use - Black Exterior Trim Fading

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I have a 2012 Grand Cherokee and am looking to refinish all my plastic trim pieces (trim around wheel wells, rockers, front/rear fascia, roof rails). I am thinking about getting the SEM trim black and using their cleaning products to treat the pieces.....based on the youtube video's I've watched, it appears pretty simple. My only gripe is having to pull everything off. Any experience with this kind of stuff? I would assume its similar to the Evercoat you mention. One think I am curious of is whether I need adhesion promoter for ABS or non-ABS.....guy told me to use acetone to test but readying various things on the boar, I would say non-ABS? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: What To Use - Black Exterior Trim Fading

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The rivets are not that bad once you develop a way to remove them


50XNYLON Blind Rivet Clips 1 4" Hole for GM Ford Chrysler 14063981 6500911 | eBay

I did all the black on my 2011 except for the rear valance which still looks fine.

The rocker molding are like six or seven per side.

The best way to remove the nylon rivets is to use a punch or small screwdriver to knock shaft in the center out of the head.


If you take care of the paint, keep the car clean and make sure the black stays black you truck will continue to look stunning.

Thanks for the info. What about a rivet gun? I've seen them advertised....don't seem to cost too much?


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Re: What To Use - Black Exterior Trim Fading

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Adams vrt is what I use for exterior plastic trim. Great stuff and smells good.


I second the Adams. It worked great on my old Enclave and even restored the color on my ABS plastic shed doors that were sun faded. I know it will wear off, but it has been 2 months with no loss of color.
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I second the Adams. It worked great on my old Enclave and even restored the color on my ABS plastic shed doors that were sun faded. I know it will wear off, but it has been 2 months with no loss of color.

I have used a lot of trim restorers and although they do a good job, they fade away so I'd prefer to do something to refinish the trim so it'll last.


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