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#1 Marcr1

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:25 PM

Hi, I recently bought a Fiesta S1600 and when the garage were preparing it they got all polish on the black trim along the roof (Ie the runners for a roof rack) and now there are loads of white blemishes. I have used some turtle wax back to black to remove them but when it rains it just washes right off. Does anyone know what the best back to black is?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:29 PM

May sound a bit odd but smooth peanut butter!
I had the same problem on my mk6.5 and one of the guys on here recommended it. It really does the trick and it lasts! :)

Check it up on YouTube, you use it kind of like a wax on wax off.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:24 PM

Black shoe polish works a treat

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:07 PM

Okay thanks guys :D. I'll give the Peanut butter idea a go! **Excuse me whilst I raid the fridge**. I'll let you know how it goes

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:25 PM

Just make sure you don't put the left over peanut butter back in the fridge! :lol:

Hope you like the results!

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 03:25 PM

Autoglym Fast Glass is brilliant for this

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:19 PM

Just make sure you don't put the left over peanut butter back in the fridge! :lol:

Hope you like the results!


Fordieshx - The peanut butter worked great! thanks for the tip, I have to be fair I did doubt the peanut power but its better than any off the shelf product :)

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:40 PM

While nut-based products (I personally use ground nut oil but peanut butter is also good) are great it's important not simply to cover the problem up.

The plastic should be scrubbed with an all purpose cleaner first and then blackened.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:17 PM

Fordieshx - The peanut butter worked great! thanks for the tip, I have to be fair I did doubt the peanut power but its better than any off the shelf product :)


Welcome! Don't worry i was the same when i was first told about it, now i don't doubt it at all. I think my neighbours just wonder what on earth im using on the car when they can smell it! :lol:

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:51 PM

I've just invested in some Gtechniq C4 permanent trim restorer. I've not had chance to use it yet but the videos iv'e seen are pretty good and it's supposed to last for a couple of years. Downside is it's not cheap.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:11 PM

i was given some Gtechniq C4 by my neighbour , he gave me a pop bottle full , i use a small paint brush to apply it , it is fantastic stuff .

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:28 PM

I've just invested in some Gtechniq C4 permanent trim restorer. I've not had chance to use it yet but the videos iv'e seen are pretty good and it's supposed to last for a couple of years. Downside is it's not cheap.
Graham


He GAVE you a pop bottle full ?! Wow! thats some generous neighbour. I may have to move in on the other side, :) my Fiesta Mk V trims are dull grey, and even the old peanut butter didnt work :(

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:17 PM

A pencil eraser gets rid of the white marks, while I use AG Bumper care.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:13 AM

Methelated spirits applied to a cloth and abit of elbow grease brings all the trims up brilliantly and gets rid of the wax residue and doesnt damage the paintwork although it is advisable to give the paintwork next to the trims you've cleaned a wipe with a damp cloth :). This doesnt just cover the wax marks it removes them altogether.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:23 PM

Wickes plumbers silicone lubricant, not permanent by any meens but brings up black trims / tyres a treat when applied with a cloth.



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