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    Re: Review: Pinnacle Black Label Ceramic Trim Restorer

    Thoughts ...

    1. Did you use any kind of surface prep (spray, etc.) after first cleaning with the APC ? In his review, Mike P. did.

    2. Could your blotchy spots and high spots be due to the plastic surface's condition ? ie. a scuff in textured plastic can make it somewhat "smoother" and would appear different to other areas once they have all been dyed by the restorer. And scratched areas can also look slightly different too ... in one of Mike's "after" pics you can see this phenomenon ... scratched area looked slightly darker than the rest after dying.

    3. I've had much better results using a foam pad vs. MF when doing trim.




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    Re: Review: Pinnacle Black Label Ceramic Trim Restorer

    Quote Originally Posted by fightnews View Post

    After you apply the Black label ceramic trim restorer is your trim now considered coated?
    Generally speaking, I'd say "yes".

    But in the detailing world, where everyone tends to be OCD or Anal Retentive, to fully answer your questions we would have to start with the definition of the word coated.



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    Finally finished if anyone cares? This is a good product but it's a lot of work to do right. If you buy it use a small coating block and piece of suede. It goes on better and u waste less product. You don't get much for the amount you need to get a nice coat of it on.

    I would still like to know a few things.

    1. Is there a way to remove high spots?
    Yes, immediately after application, wipe the surface and thus remove any excess.



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    2. If you want to add layers a few weeks or months down the road how much do you have to re clean the trim?

    I don't think you want to scrub it with a stiff brush or a drill brush again. I imagine that would damage it?

    I would say "yes". Just wash and dry and re-apply.

    I would not scrub with a brush or chemically strip as long as it's been a short while.




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    3. Can you top it with other ceramic products that can be used on trim?
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    I would say "yes". Always test in an inconspicuous area first.



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    Anyway my final review is a thumbs up but you should know going in it's more work than a trim dressing.

    I actually don't think it's any more work to apply than a "dressing" - BUT that could be because my normal practice is to do a great job of cleaning plastic trim during the wash process IF I'm planning on applying either a dressing or a coating.



    Quote Originally Posted by fightnews View Post

    I used solution finish a couple years ago.

    I remember it goes on a lot easier but it doesn't quite have the refined look this stuff has.
    I've used a TON of Solution Finish and shared this in dozens of classes on very neglected cars. It's a great product and you apply it the same way you apply the PBL Ceramic Trim Restorer, that is,

    Clean plastic as best as you can.
    Apply the product.
    Wipe off any excess.


    In a perfect world, if you have really neglected plastic trim, then machine scrub it with a good APC.



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