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    Shiny black plastic around door windows

    On a Toyota Avalon the smooth shiny black plastic around the windows had something applied last year which is wearing off. I'll clean it but what should I use to get the smooth surface looking good again? Thanks.

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    Re: Shiny black plastic around door windows

    I'd recommend using either a fine cut polish, one that uses great abrasive technology, or a quality cleaner/wax like BLACKFIRE One Step.


    The black plastic on these is very thin. If you burn through the plastic what's underneath of the black is white plastic.



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    Re: Shiny black plastic around door windows

    Thanks Mike.

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    Re: Shiny black plastic around door windows

    The Blackfire One Step works great on the smooth shiny black plastic pillars.

    BLACKFIRE One Step 16 oz.

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    Re: Shiny black plastic around door windows

    Good to know Bobby, that's exactly what I'm dealing with. Don't have Blackfire but I can get it. Any alternatives? I have Meguiar's things, Mother's, Chemical Guys, & some Ultima things; I'll have to look again to see if there are any one step things that might be useful for other applications.

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    Re: Shiny black plastic around door windows

    I have this on my vehicle as well. I'm thinking about applying PPF to these little panels after correction.

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    Re: Shiny black plastic around door windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby B. View Post

    The Blackfire One Step works great on the smooth shiny black plastic pillars.

    BLACKFIRE One Step 16 oz.

    Quote Originally Posted by Belair View Post

    Good to know Bobby, that's exactly what I'm dealing with. Don't have Blackfire but I can get it.
    I use BLACKFIRE One Step for the cars I detail professionally unless I'm going to use a ceramic coating on them then I use a fine cut polish.

    They key is using a product that uses GREAT abrasive technology - otherwise you will micro-mar the plastic.


    The best bang for the buck is the 32 once BF One Step. A 16 ounce bottle was recently introduced but the quart is a better bang for the buck and once you use it - you're going to LOVE IT.




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    Any alternatives? I have Meguiar's things, Mother's, Chemical Guys, & some Ultima things;
    Test these product first and make sure they are not leaving micro-marring. If they don't then go for it. I can guarantee BF One Step won't.

    I demod BF One Step at SEMA on all the Piano Plastic on a brand new Honda Civic Sport LIVE in our booth for 4 days straight and that's under intense lights. Good stuff.


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    Re: Shiny black plastic around door windows

    Thanks again Mike.

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    Re: Shiny black plastic around door windows

    I have had good luck with HD Speed on a Meguiar's polishing pad on my MIL's Audi. I also had good luck with Meguiar's Ultimate Compound with a Meguiar's polishing pad on my wife's Ford Flex. I went more aggressive on that because they were hammered.

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