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    Black & tan trim restoration

    I'm attempting to restore the exterior trim on my 2008 F250. I removed the cowl last night and applied Wolfgang exterior trim sealant. It looked great last night after I reinstalled the cowl panels on the truck. When I came out to the shop today, the panels looked like I had never applied the Wolfgang trim sealant. Is this to be expected? Am I using the wrong product? I also need to restore the tan trim on the truck so I thought the Wolfgang would work well because it would work with black or tan.
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    Black & tan trim restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by MattN03 View Post
    I'm attempting to restore the exterior trim on my 2008 F250. I removed the cowl last night and applied Wolfgang exterior trim sealant. It looked great last night after I reinstalled the cowl panels on the truck. When I came out to the shop today, the panels looked like I had never applied the Wolfgang trim sealant.
    And that’s exactly why I think it’s among the most overrated products I’ve ever tried... I’m probably the only person who gives it a big thumbs down.

    My suggestion for you would be to try Mothers Heavy Duty Trim Cleaner. If it’s the type of plastic that’s porus and plays well with that cleaner it can work a near miracle. Good luck.

    Mothers Back to Black Heavy Duty Trim Cleaner, best car wax remover plastic trim

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    Re: Black & tan trim restoration

    Did you clean it well before applying WETS? If not do as Eldo recommend and clean with Mothers and wipe with IPA and then apply WETS. This should give you at least 6 months of protection.

    If after cleaning, the black or grey seem dull, I would recommend Solution Finish topped with WETS.

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    Re: Black & tan trim restoration

    The WG trim sealant (WETS) is not for restoration of severely neglected trim. It is a maintenance product for well-kept trim.

    Get the trim clean. IPA or trim cleaner like Ric said above. Then try Solution Finish. More than one application may be needed.
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    Re: Black & tan trim restoration

    Please forgive this novice, but what is IPA?

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    Re: Black & tan trim restoration

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    Please forgive this novice, but what is IPA?
    isopropyl alcohol (or overly hoppy beer)

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    Re: Black & tan trim restoration

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    isopropyl alcohol (or overly hoppy beer)

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    Re: Black & tan trim restoration

    Solution Finish would be my choice to restore the trim once clean and prepped. Then you can top it with WETS.

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    Re: Black & tan trim restoration

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    isopropyl alcohol (or overly hoppy beer)
    No such thing.

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    Re: Black & tan trim restoration

    I agree with everyone else on using the Solution Finish. Unfortunately, that will only work for your black trim (although they also make a gray version).

    For your tan trim, there isn't a color-specific product like Solution Finish, so you might try this :

    Gtechniq C4 Permanent Trim Restorer, rubber trim sealant, trim restorers, gtech c4

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