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Restoring plastic trim pieces

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Enox814, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. NOcasio7

    NOcasio7 Senior Member

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    Has anyone tried to paint the black plastic pieces? I bought mirror covers that do not cover the entire mirror and door handle covers that still show a bit of the plastic trim. I was thinking about painting the remaining pieces such as the windshield trim with some paint like POR 15 Top Coat but wanted to see what others had to say. I want something that is going to last and not fade or need to be reapplied.
     
  2. TRAXX

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    Bump. Any updates on how long these coatings last? Everything always looks good at first but then fades away. Also most of this stuff is a thick gel or already on an applicator (Ceracote). Im trying to figure out how to restore the step side plastics (at least those on 4th gens) which is like a tire tread with deep grooves.
     
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    The Cerakote kit has held up really well for me. I put it on the bedsides, cowl and front window trim right at the end of October beginning Of November. We haven't had a ton of rain but we have had some and I washed well over a dozen times since and It still looks really good. I will use again when it starts looking like time for treatment again.
     
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    How do these do with scratches on side mirror plastic. Had a run in with some desert trail and pinstripes.
     
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    I didn't use it on the mirrors just the bed rails and plastic piece below the front window.
     
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    Figured I would update my experience. I got the Cerakote, wiped it on about a month ago and it still looks great. By now other stuff I had tried was already fading. It was a PIA doing the factory steps with the honeycomb pattern but hey...with the Rona everything shut down, I had some extra time on my hands.:banghead:
     
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    this what you used?
    https://thelastcoat.com/products/ce...edID=23844917753290538&variant=31608018174070
     
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    Can get these at AutoZone for about 8 bucks a can. Have used it many times, renews and holds up well. The clear usually does it, but just get the black to be sure.
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