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post #21 of 152 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 08:04 AM
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Hi All - I use Mothers Back - to - Black for the exterior trim. Started using it for my Volvo Cross Country that had a lot of exterior plastic trim. Restored it beautifully on first application and only use every several months following a wash.

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post #22 of 152 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 02:21 PM
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I think I'll follow @rt-texas and try Meguiar's Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer for the exterior black plastic trim; but it looks like there's lots of good options.

I finally got around to washing and waxing my Cherokee (I'm definitely not a weekly washer - one of the reasons I choose white for the exterior color). I didn't know what to do with the TH hood decal, so I went ahead and waxed it - the result was crap.

I did a quick web search on protecting car decals and one of the suggestions I saw mentioned a few times was Meguiars Gold Class Trim Detailer (good for flat black paint and vinyl graphics).

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post #23 of 152 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 04:12 PM
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I have used Turtle wax "Ice" 2x so far.
I have Meguiar's for the first real nice day we get as It looks to take longer than the Ice.
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post #24 of 152 (permalink) Old 03-24-2014, 06:17 PM
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My suggestion would be a sealant first and then wax over top for extra kick. The Collnite products are great, use the 845 liquid wax during the spring/summer season and for snow that just slides off the paint use the double coat paste wax for fall/winter. Just ensure with the Collnite it goes on so thin you can barely see it, or you will have bigger muscles after removing it.


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post #25 of 152 (permalink) Old 03-31-2014, 10:26 PM
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post #26 of 152 (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 07:28 PM
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Just used Meguair"s Ultimate Wax (polymer wax) today. Was very happy with results ..went on with minimal effort (no white residue)..very noticeable difference in the Granite (really seemed to deepen the color !!)
My Latitude only has 127 miles (purchased last week) so it did not require a deep cleaning wax.

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post #27 of 152 (permalink) Old 04-19-2014, 08:00 PM
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I am curious about what 3M has, has anyone used it? 3M Synthetic Wax It's supposed to bond to paint and add durability but offers a comparably lower gloss than others. It's also purportedly lower on cleaning agents. Sounds good for a new car to me...

I used Meguaire's cleaner wax on my last vehicle, of high mileage, and liked it well enough. I haven't waxed the new Jeep yet because I'm hesitant to find the best product for new paint. Maybe there isn't much mystery to it than I'm making it. Some say use a glaze not a wax, others say don't wax at all. I like the idea of having the "sacrificial layer" to protect the clearcoat, I just need to settle on the right product.

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post #28 of 152 (permalink) Old 04-19-2014, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by jimmy View Post
Opti Coat is one of the better ones out their, something thats a must for anyone with a brand new car that wants to keep their paint in good condition for a while.
My good friend is a pro detailer, had him Opti Coat our SRT JGC and will definitely have him do the trail hawk when it gets here.
I love that I can hit the GC with the pressure washer and 90% of the crud comes right off. The rest doesn't take any effort to get off. Had him do the wheels and red calipers so they come clean without any huge effort.

Plus the pro version of Opti will last for years.
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Tire dressing

I haven't found a tire dressing yet that doesn't suffer from tire sling unless you let it sit forever to dry. Anyone find something that works?

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post #30 of 152 (permalink) Old 04-20-2014, 08:20 PM
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Rejex Was developed for Aerospace. Do once about every 4 months. Do not have to buff out wipe on wipe off. Stuff is amazing on the black pearl coat after 12 hours. Pricey but worth it in my option. I can pick it up a a few True Value Hardware store around NE Ohio. I use it on every car and Bike I own

Use Dupli color tire shine on ties and plastic trim last about 3 weeks.

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