Poorboys Trim Restorer and Black Wow Comparison
I was generously sent a sample of Poorboys Trim Restorer by mchess1 (thanks Jon) to compare with the Black Wow that I already had.
Now for the Patient - My 2004 F150 with faded black plastic cowl and bed rails.
Here is the current condition of the black plastic cowl on my truck.
I applied Poorboys Trim Restorer to a foam applicator pad and wiped it onto the right side cowl.
You can clearly see how faded the plastic was. PBTR restored it back to a nice black color.
Next I applied Black Wow to a foam applicator pad and wiped it onto the left side cowl. Black Wow also restored a nice black color.
Next I wanted to test both products out on the bed rails of my truck. My Bed rails were not as faded looking as the cowl, but the top edges that stuck out past my tonneau cover had areas that started to turn white as can be seen below.
I placed a strip of tape on my bed rail and applied Black Wow to the left side and Poorboys Trim Restorer to the right. I then removed the tape and took a picture to show the difference compared to the untreated center area.
You can see that both products darkened the remaining black areas of the plastic, however the white areas were unaffected, which I was not really surprised. Product observations Consistency: Poorboys
- Clear watery liquid Black Wow
- Orange Gel Smell: Poorboys
- Coconut type smell Black Wow
- Watermellon Jolly Rancher type smell. Ease of application:
I think Poorboys was a little easier to apply due to it’s watery consistency compared to the gel consistency of Black Wow. Price: Poorboys
- $14.99 for 12 oz. Black Wow
- $24.99 for 4 oz.
Overall both Poorboys Trim Restorer and Black Wow restored the faded black plastic to it’s original black color. Neither product restored the white areas of my bed rails that appeared to have lost it’s color, which I expected.
I don’t know how either product will hold up in the long term, but based on initial impression I think I would choose Poorboys Trim Restorer over Black Wow due to it’s ease of application and less of a greasy feel after application. Maybe my opinion will change after seeing how well each product holds up over the coming weeks. I guess time will tell.
Thanks again to mchess1 for the Poorboys sample.