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Old 07-28-2019, 10:04 AM
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I have also not had good results with the Mothers Back to Black on exterior trim. Will try that 3M Restore Black you mention dkl.
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The restore black is unobtainable.

If anyone has a place to get it please don't hesitate to let me know.

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The restore black is unobtainable.

If anyone has a place to get it please don't hesitate to let me know.

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I found what appears to be an alternate/equivalent and ordered it. I'll let everyone know how it works.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I found what appears to be an alternate/equivalent and ordered it. I'll let everyone know how it works.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I've had good luck with Griot's Black Shine Trim Restorer.
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Thanks for the suggestions.

Looks like a few good choices. Griot's has some nice stuff.

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I applied the stuff I found that is an alternative. It works. It definitely takes the plastic back to black like new. Unfortunately, it leaves brush marks. I put two coats on to try to level them out. It helped some, but not totally. I may try buffing it to see if that makes a difference. I'd post pictures, but when I try it asks for a URL.

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Old 08-04-2019, 11:42 AM
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I applied the stuff I found that is an alternative. It works. It definitely takes the plastic back to black like new. Unfortunately, it leaves brush marks. I put two coats on to try to level them out. It helped some, but not totally. I may try buffing it to see if that makes a difference. I'd post pictures, but when I try it asks for a URL.
Post them as attachments. Pics will probably have to be resized though.
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Post them as attachments. Pics will probably have to be resized though.
Tried that. It gives me an error message saying I'm missing a security token.
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Old 08-04-2019, 12:03 PM
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I am in for the new product review.
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I think I got photos to work now. Here's some before and after. It will be interesting to see how long this stuff lasts as the truck isn't garaged and it's my daily.
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