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#1 savcom

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:07 PM

My wife's Fiesta has black plastic mounts for the door mirrors that are turning white as time goes on. The car is black, the plastic should also be black. How can I restore the black plastic to its former glory?

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#2 jmbrown91

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:53 PM

My wife's Fiesta has black plastic mounts for the door mirrors that are turning white as time goes on. The car is black, the plastic should also be black. How can I restore the black plastic to its former glory?

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You can buy some products from halfords that will return the plastics to black...

you can get the cheaper option which is some of halfords own or you can go more upmarket and Autoglym sell some 'Back to Black' which is good..you can get it in either spray form or liquid..

cheaper option

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:30 PM

Cheapest option - and as good as any - groundnut oil. Make sure the plastic are clean first - good scrub with an APC.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 03:44 PM

smooth peanut butter works a treat :D

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:30 PM

Cheapest option - and as good as any - groundnut oil. Make sure the plastic are clean first - good scrub with an APC.

Impressive. If I can show a 'before' and an 'after' people will see just how effective.

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Just straightforward groundnut oil, in a glass, and a cloth. Rubbed into the plastic and the white just ... disappeared.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 01:53 PM

Just bought some groundnut oil, guna wash the car and give it a go... Youve done a right job, hope mine turns out as good!

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 05:05 PM

It should be said - that in this case the groundnut oil is masking the white marks - they should be cleaned off first with an All Purpose Cleaner, then the groundnut oil should be used to re-blacken the plastic.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 07:58 PM

Use a heat gun, ive done this with almost every car ive had.



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Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:13 PM

Use a heat gun, ive done this with almost every car ive had.


Would it not be quicker, cheaper and easier to use the methods already said in this topic? Don't think i'd risk melting my plastics

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:35 PM

Would it not be quicker, cheaper and easier to use the methods already said in this topic? Don't think i'd risk melting my plastics


Flame Thrower works too, for those who dont have a heat gun :P

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:32 PM

Would it not be quicker, cheaper and easier to use the methods already said in this topic? Don't think i'd risk melting my plastics


ive used both methods, and a heat gun is way quicker and less hassle,

cheaper i doubt, my heat gun wont ever run out

there shouldn't be any risk of melting unless you let a 5 year old do it, the heat is applied by a steady passing movement, this doesn't allow heat to build up to the point of melting

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 11:41 PM

bit of biking nonsense and what not... back to black, does the job i found... and a lil dash of wd-40 in some cases (weirdly enough)

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 11:32 AM

Plasti dip :D :D




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