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Old 09-27-2010, 01:30 PM
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Restore black on plastic trim (car)?

Ok, on a truck actually. I was thinking...after seeing fluid film on my mower and how it makes plastic parts look mostly new again, I was wondering if I should give this a try on my truck? I have a 2004 Ford F-150 Lariat and it has black plastic trim here and there. The bed cap for example that covers the top of the bed sides and top edge of the tailgate is pretty well faded now. Using armor all doesn't really help. It's faded pretty bad. I sprayed the bottom of my truck with FF in some spots that were getting surface rust and it hit me....why not try this on my plastic trim that's faded?

What do you think?
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:45 PM
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peanut butter....

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Old 09-27-2010, 01:53 PM
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Fluid Film works real well at shining up plastic. Now, if you used peanut butter, wouldn't every dog in the neighborhood be licking your car??
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:54 PM
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I only have crunchy PB right now...and besides, I have a lot more FF than PB on hand so I'd be inclined to use the FF. Only thing I can think of as the downside is if the rain washes some down the side of the truck and leaves streaks. It's black and armor all shows up really bad when it streaks after raining. That's the part that sucks. You can't put a ton of armor all or back to black on because as soon as there's heavy dew or rain, it streaks down the side. May be the same issue with FF, but I bet FF is better for the paint than those other things.
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:14 PM
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Fluid Film works real well at shining up plastic. Now, if you used peanut butter, wouldn't every dog in the neighborhood be licking your car??
yeah but its so much fun watching a dog eat peanut butter....
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:27 PM
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Gave it a try. I let it soak in for several minutes after rubbing a little on the bed rail cap. Looks promising.



And on the running board which seems to soak in lots of armor all but never really hold a dark look for long.

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Old 09-27-2010, 07:34 PM
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There was a nice write up on www.f150.com on this. Mine did the same thing but after reading the thread it looked brand new.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:06 PM
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you mean f150online.com? Got a link to the article you mentioned?
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Sweet! Time to do the tanks and tires on the hustler
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you mean f150online.com? Got a link to the article you mentioned?
Yes sorry www.f150online.com. I will search for the link if I can find it again.
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