Restore black on plastic trim (car)?

Discussion in 'Eureka Fluid Film' started by lotsagrass, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. lotsagrass

    lotsagrass LawnSite Senior Member
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    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? :)
     
  2. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. Dano50

    Dano50 LawnSite Bronze Member
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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??
     
  4. lotsagrass

    lotsagrass LawnSite Senior Member
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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.
     
  5. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    yeah but its so much fun watching a dog eat peanut butter....
     
  6. lotsagrass

    lotsagrass LawnSite Senior Member
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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.

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    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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  7. DQL10

    DQL10 LawnSite Senior Member
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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.
     
  8. lotsagrass

    lotsagrass LawnSite Senior Member
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    you mean f150online.com? Got a link to the article you mentioned?
     
  9. User Name Taken

    User Name Taken LawnSite Member
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    Sweet! Time to do the tanks and tires on the hustler
     
  10. DQL10

    DQL10 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes sorry www.f150online.com. I will search for the link if I can find it again.
     

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