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    Restore faded trim?

    Hey guys and gals,
    My wife's Black Xterra looks good when it is clean, but there is something (besides the faded bumpers) that take away from the looks, and that is the faded trim. It is on all of the windows in both sides. Any ideas would be very appreciated:






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    Re: Restore faded trim?

    Try a good APC, Terry Cloth and elbow grease to remove oxidization. Then a durable trim Guard like Ultima or WG. The best is G|Techniq IMO but it is ~$70 for 25 ml. It does go a long way though!
    My name is Jim and I am an Old Auburn Tiger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Tiger View Post
    Try a good APC, Terry Cloth and elbow grease to remove oxidization. Then a durable trim Guard like Ultima or WG. The best is G|Techniq IMO but it is ~$70 for 25 ml. It does go a long way though!
    Thanks, I will give them a try. Any idea what dilution I should be using APX+ to be cleaning them?

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    Re: Restore faded trim?

    So I need to get the Wolfgang Vinyl & Rubber Protectant sample with my next AG order? Or something different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Tiger View Post
    Try a good APC, Terry Cloth and elbow grease to remove oxidization. Then a durable trim Guard like Ultima or WG. The best is G|Techniq IMO but it is ~$70 for 25 ml. It does go a long way though!
    the price is high, but it's a permanent fix.

    i tried my own experiment with this... half of the wiper cowl on my wife's subaru forester with C4 and the other half with various products. *applied a different product after each wash to see how it lasted and compared to the C4 side.

    I washed again yesterday and cleaned the cowl with APC... from that, i applied the other half with C4 to see how much it had faded. After having the product applied for 3 months, there has been no noticeable difference between the fresh application vs the 3 month old application. There was a slight loss of gloss, but 2 hours after application the gloss from the newly applied side had dimmed down to match the already applied side.

    I would be happy with it being available on the autogeek store. I would likely try other products from them.
    chris<pixelmonkey>:D

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    Re: Restore faded trim?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoleFan View Post
    Thanks, I will give them a try. Any idea what dilution I should be using APX+ to be cleaning them?
    Cut Optimum Power Clean 3:1. GTechniq C4 will last 18 + months. Ultima Tire and Trim Guard will last 6 + months. I have no experience with Wolfgang, but it should last about the same as Ultima.

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    Re: Restore faded trim?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoleFan View Post
    So I need to get the Wolfgang Vinyl & Rubber Protectant sample with my next AG order? Or something different?
    These are 2 of the best (WG is available in smaller sizes - lower price)

    Wolfgang Exterior Trim Sealant


    Ultima Tire & Trim Guard Plus
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    GTechniq C4

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