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Keeping black trim black?

Greetings!

I have got a new JK and want to keep the black fenders rubber and trim black, what should I use?

I have a couple of liberty's (wifes 06 and daughters 05) and the black plastic is now almost white... I used to coat everything plastic or rubber in Armorall and while it looked good for a while, clealy armorall was not the right stuff for the fenders! The ruber door seals seam ok. I would basicly coat the whole vehical with Armorall inside and out, even under the hood and then wash off what didn't soak in.

I have a 09 yellow JK and it looks sharp with the black trim, soft top and rubber. How do I keep it looking sharp?

This stuff called 303? Mequires? Armorall? a combination?

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post #2 of 12 Old 11-17-2008, 05:54 PM
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Give 303 a try, a lot of us use it. Don't use armorall, it will dry your plastic out and make it worse in the long run.

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This may or may not help...dunno-

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?=1700

This link doesn't work??
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This link doesn't work??
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Sorry- Try this one^

Like I said- That information may or may not work...
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I've used Turtle Wax Ice, and really like the results, nice black plastic and you can use it on everything !!!!
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mothers makes this stuff called back 2 black. I use it about once or twice a year and that stuff keeps the trim nice and black.
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I use Aerospace 303...seems to last for months, with no stains allowed by bird $hit and/or tree sap...I put in on the hull of my daughter's Boston Whaler, and it seems to keep that hull free and clear of barnacles and other stains for a whole season of being docked in the water.
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The best stuff I ever found is Black Wow. It lasts a long time and makes beat/faded/stained textured plastic look newer than new.

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Give 303 a try, a lot of us use it. Don't use armorall, it will dry your plastic out and make it worse in the long run.
X2 303 Good, Armorall = Bad

As already mentioned Turtle Wax Ice does a pretty good job too. Not the greatest of waxes, but very easy to apply, works pretty well, and can be applied to black trim, and works well on the trim.
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303 good / back to black good/ armorall

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Mother's Back-to-Black



http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...ductId=1420344

I no longer work with Warrior. I am now working with The FIRM.
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Found 303 at West Marine where I get a nice discount.

Coated everything black; top, fenders, bumbers and under the hood. Then I washed of what got on the paint. She looks sharp!!

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