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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old February 18th, 2018, 10:31 Thread Starter
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Hey, I am starting to remove all the molding and trim for a new paint job. What are everyone's thoughts on that trim that surrounds the door handles? I have a black car and it looks very faded currently.
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Hey, I am starting to remove all the molding and trim for a new paint job. What are everyone's thoughts on that trim that surrounds the door handles? I have a black car and it looks very faded currently.
you can remove it and try using turtle wax trim restorer
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old February 26th, 2018, 14:43
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I gently scraped away the faded plastic then used CarPro DLUX to bring the black back and protect it from UV. It worked really well. There are other ceramic clear coat products like this on the market too.

It is a semi permanent coating but far cheaper than replacing hard to get parts. It won't 100% fix all black plastic but does an amazing job for most of it. It's also hydrophobic so makes cleaning these aprts really easy.

See attached images for what it can do. I don't have photos of the handle trim but a well known problem is the lights, trim around the rear and the cover below the front window. I've had it on my car for getting near 1.5 years and it's still as good as the day it was installed. I do keep it garaged but it's still a car I use a lot, right now it's my daily.
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