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Old 10-03-2005, 12:48 AM
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What to use to clean black buttom bumper?

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I haven't found anything yet that works, so I thought I might ask everyone here for help. I want to know what is good to use to clean the black buttom bumpers? I want them looking like how it was when the car was brand new...
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Old 10-03-2005, 01:53 AM
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The rubber/plastic stuff right?
Have you tried stuff like Pine-Sol?
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Old 10-03-2005, 04:02 AM
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Exterior vinyl/plastic is always tricky...After trying many different products, I always come back to using the cheap stuff. Basically, because its cheap, and it works!

For any wax build-up, which I know gets pretty nasty looking, use a semi coarse brush for cleaning, along with the same stuff you wash your car with. Then just lightly dust it with some back-to-black, or, they now have a tar-ish looking substance that works great for mulitiple washes/waxes. But at 3 bucks a can of back-to-black, its worth it if you wax every other month or so. If youre a Zaino-head like myself, it will last you a month a pop.
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I use car wash det/soapy water, a wool car wash mitt,(most have a tougher nylon "grid" on the back side for gentle debris lifting), & some elbow grease...wipe off with old stolen hotel cotton towel and apply your Fave brand of "back to black", et al.

I like Meguiar's Vinyl shine, but there are a plethora of prods out there that vary lil'from each other. Any Pep Boys, Auto Zone, etc., will have a shelf-full to pick from.
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after the car wash I use "back to black" from Mother's

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Thanks, I will try that "Back to Back". How is this applied by the way?
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I use a regular cloth and really work it in, I also use it for some of the black trim pieces inside the trunk
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I tried the Back to Black, it works great. The only problem is that it's rather time consuming to get down on my hands and knees to apply. Never the less, I like the results. How long does this usually lasts? And this bottle is rather expensive. It was $7 dollars american.
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I tried the Back to Black, it works great. The only problem is that it's rather time consuming to get down on my hands and knees to apply. Never the less, I like the results. How long does this usually lasts? And this bottle is rather expensive. It was $7 dollars american.
How did you think it was gonna get on there?

$7? You got ripped.
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How long does this usually lasts? And this bottle is rather expensive. It was $7 dollars american.
Hard to say. Depending upon the conditions, it should last a couple of weeks, perhaps a bit longer. I try to wash and quick detail weekly, weather and time permitting, and the Back to Black is still going strong. I apply it, or Griot's Vinyl & Rubber Dressing, whenever I wash/quick detail. Compared to Black to Black, Griot's seems to look better longer, imo. I've also used Meguiar's #38 Tire & Trim Dressing Gel with good results.

AutoGeek sells Back to Black for $4.95 (not including s&h), but you can pick it up at any AutoZone for right around that price.
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