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Rear bumper step fading- 2008 wk

The rear bumper step on my 2008 wk has always faded terribly turning it basically white. Has anyone else had this issue. I tried back to black and any other plastic restorer on the step it it was nothing but very temporary fix. I finally just took it off the bumper abs spray painted it black with rustoleum, this has held up for months! It's a good fix for anyone with this issue!

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Re: Rear bumper step fading- 2008 wk

I painted mine black a few years ago and it still looks good.
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I painted mine black almost a year ago, it still looks great!
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Re: Rear bumper step fading- 2008 wk

Tried pressure washing, lasted about like the other temporary cleanings.

Then tried a can of the Rustoleum black textured enamel after a good pressure wash.
Worked like a charm. Expect it will still fade sooner or later, but for about 8 bucks easy to fix.
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Re: Rear bumper step fading- 2008 wk

I used bed liner. Durable,looks good and should last long time.
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Re: Rear bumper step fading- 2008 wk

You could purchase a new piece from a mopar parts dealer.

I read this article on plastic trim restoration - Best Exterior Car Trim Cleaners Reviewed - Consumer Reports

I ended up using the ReNu system and I was very impressed. I used it on the piece you mentioned as well as some of the other Jeep plasic and it's held up very nicely. I also used it on my wife's 2007 CRV which has a ton of plastic on the lower section around the body and it still looks great. Just follow the instructions and you'll be pleased for the next 6 months...
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Pics?
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I applied the renu in January. Here's its current state... No other products applied since then.
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