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Posted: 8/23/2017 3:19:41 PM EDT
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Armor All makes a gel specifically for that.
Holds up well in the desert sun
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:24:52 PM EDT
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I pretty much drenched my (anything black really) in this and let it soak in.  Worked pretty good.

 
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:27:48 PM EDT
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New trim.


The gels and liquids only mask the trim for a few weeks.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:29:00 PM EDT
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New Trim is always best trim
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:31:55 PM EDT
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The gels and liquids only mask the trim for a few weeks.
New Trim is always best trim
Buy this! Works the best.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:32:04 PM EDT
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Mother's Back to Black is what I use.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:32:30 PM EDT
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Krylon
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:32:54 PM EDT
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Solution Finish, then top it with Dlux.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:35:10 PM EDT
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I've had good luck with mothers back to black on some faded jeep plastics.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:35:32 PM EDT
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Worked for me as well
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:41:56 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:44:39 PM EDT
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Ballistol
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:45:20 PM EDT
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Painting it is the longest lasting fix, tire shine holds up ok.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:46:15 PM EDT
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Restore I dunno, but this is best preventive maintenance


Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:46:21 PM EDT
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Peanut butter is cheap, but probably not the best.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:47:17 PM EDT
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Me too.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:52:35 PM EDT
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I repainted mine on my old car with a special trim spray paint. It looked brand new and didn't fade while I owned the car. I will prolly do it to my current car. Don't remember the exact product.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:53:32 PM EDT
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Depends on the trim. Sometimes its paint or dye. Sometimes its a heatgun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQs2ik1dzzE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6NcgnNgT2s

An example of a dye (I don't know whos is best)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY_sxRrJO_E
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:56:42 PM EDT
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I'm going to get flamed for this, but for the past two years on 3 different vehicles, I have just used Meguiar's Tire Shine on the plastic.  It has not caused any issues at all, and I never have had fading issues.  This is also on vehicles that are not garaged and get constant sun exposure as our driveway is in sunlight from am to pm.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:57:35 PM EDT
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Dextron III aka ATF
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:57:51 PM EDT
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I used Back to Black for years. Then gave Armor All Outlast a try. It's by far a better product and keeps plastics black longer.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 4:00:11 PM EDT
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A product called refinish restore. Its absolutely the best thing you can use to refinish faded plastic. Use gloves because it stinks to high heaven when you're using it. The results literally last years

https://www.amazon.com/Carworx-133-175-Refinish-Restorer-500ml/dp/B008A5GRHM
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 4:04:12 PM EDT
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Sham-Wow!
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 4:14:16 PM EDT
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Hoppes #9
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 4:14:42 PM EDT
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Paint.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 4:21:19 PM EDT
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Wipe New.

It works really well actually, along with their headlight 'restore' product.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 4:34:11 PM EDT
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A heat gun
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 4:43:11 PM EDT
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303 and park it in the garage.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:04:20 PM EDT
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Motor oil.

It sucks into the pours of black trim, bumpers, ect.

For some reason there are 3 or 4 partial cans in my locker.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:05:30 PM EDT
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303
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:08:34 PM EDT
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I tried this but it only lasted a few months.  And it didn't work at all on some of my plastic.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:10:57 PM EDT
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...and another. Count me in.

A.W.D.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:17:37 PM EDT
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Definitely give a heat gun a try and see how you like it.  My second suggestion would be a 303 product.  No experience with the mothers stuff to report.  

The trick to the heat gun is yet to g the right amount of heat and constantly moving.  Obvious, but overlooked.  Worked great on some older Yamaha jet skis I had.
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303 and park it in the garage.
303 is wonderful, but if this is a part that is not around people then Age Master is the best choice.  It is truly foul, unpleasant, and nasty, as well as being expensive.  So generally 303 is better.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:30:28 PM EDT
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Wipe New.   Seriously.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:34:45 PM EDT
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None, they are all useless!
Trim paint is the way to go.

Clean well with simple green, then wipe down with acetone on a clean rag, mask off area & spray plastic adhesive promoter (follow the directions on can) on the trim, 2 coats should be good.
Then spray 3 coats of trim paint (Follow directions on the can), wait an hour or so & remove the blue masking tape.let it dry for a day or so
It took me 1 hour to do my jeep body side trim & it looks great.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:59:37 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:03:52 PM EDT
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I use Mother's, but you need to start early in the ownership of the vehicle and the black trim will last and stay new looking much longer.

Once it goes gray, it fades back quickly.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:04:35 PM EDT
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