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    Default How do I remove oxidation from textured blackplastic bumper covers?

    I just picked up a Volvo XC70 Cross Country the bumpers and fenders are all oxidized and grey from years of neglect. What is the best way to clean thesr up and restore them to there dark color. Please recommend methods and products for this. I'm not just interested in covering it up with a black chrome type product because as soon as it rains, etc. it looks like crap again.

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    This is a two part process. First the oxidation needs to be cleaned off, then protected. I would start with Einszett Deep Plastic Cleaner
    Product Details: Einszett Plastic Deep Cleaner

    Then apply Einszett Vinyl Rubber Care.
    Product Details: Einszett Vinyl/Rubber Care

    Use a microfiber towel for both, and should yield excellent results.


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    Back to black!!!!


    Works amazing on jeep bumpers and trim

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    DetailerDomain sells this kit here


    Pre wow + blackwow

    http://www.detailersdomain.com/Black-Wow_c_117.html

    or

    Wolf's trim coat for better durability

    http://www.detailersdomain.com/Wolfs...oat_p_531.html

    Hope this helps

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    Thanks for all the tips!
    Andy -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Lexus ISF

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    It works amazing,John I really like to you job. but still there is an ambiguity that what the cleaner that should be used for this particular purpose. Please further elaborate it.
    Cheer:
    Last edited by haree; 04-14-2012 at 01:10 PM.

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    Carefull use of a hot air gun will restore plastic without the use of chemicals. It will be more permanant as well. Good Luck.

    Using a heat gun to restore automotive plastics - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobby View Post
    Carefull use of a hot air gun will restore plastic without the use of chemicals. It will be more permanant as well. Good Luck.

    Using a heat gun to restore automotive plastics - YouTube
    That it brilliant! Reluctant to try on the wife's Volvo though.
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    pee, then back to black... or brake fluid (diluted)
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