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Old 05-15-2008, 10:11 AM
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Late to the thread, but it's been covered many times in the past...
no detail xpert, but the key imo, is to get the rocker panel,wheel well,
front air dam "plastic trim" clean when washing car.

Then take you pick from a plethora of products; I currently use
Meguiar's Natural Shine, (my local low rent AZ carries it):
http://www.meguiars.com/?vinyl-rubbe...ber-Protectant

And, I sometimes use Stoner's Trim Shine, aerosol...

I apply the Meguiar's in modest amounts onto an old sock "toe",
and I am very careful to keep it off the paint.

I smooth it with a clean sock/towel and less is more, imo.
Seems to last many days, if no rain...

I have heard great stuff about Black Wow, but too lazy
to order it off the net.
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+3 I use it on all the plastic under the doors, front/rear bumpers.
+ 4 for back to black ....no reason other then its available at the local autozone and does the job fine for me
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I use this, it does not make the black look too shinny or the tyres.
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I use this, it does not make the black look too shinny or the tyres.
This thread is actually about plastic areas of the X5 like the rocker panel, black plastic around the bumper, door trims etc... not tires......
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Based on recommendations I saw, I bought 303 Aerospace Protectant. It makes these black plastic areas look good just for a day. After that, it makes the surface spotty and the black protectant is uneven. I have tried it a number of times with multiple layers without success.

I bought Black Wow (from detailersdomain) and that's probably what I'll try next. Going to be cautious though as I am concerned that it may be shiny.
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Black wow would work great but are you looking for a matte finish or one with a little sheen to it to get rid of the dullness.
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:51 AM
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Black wow would work great but are you looking for a matte finish or one with a little sheen to it to get rid of the dullness.
What I would like is a matte finish that repels dirt and mud. And lasts as long as wax does.
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Black wow is going to be your best bet, the less you use the better it will be.

I can't say that its going to last longer than your wax. But its probably the best product I have used for the trim on BMW's.

Repelling Dirt and Mud well I don't really think that's going to happen but it should look decent after the mud is washed off.
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Black wow is going to be your best bet, the less you use the better it will be.

I can't say that its going to last longer than your wax. But its probably the best product I have used for the trim on BMW's.

Repelling Dirt and Mud well I don't really think that's going to happen but it should look decent after the mud is washed off.
Thanks. I'm going to sample Black Wow and two or three other products too.
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This thread is actually about plastic areas of the X5 like the rocker panel, black plastic around the bumper, door trims etc... not tires......
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