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    Re: Using Solution Finish to Restore Running Boards - 2018 Chevy Silverado

    Solution finish is way ahead of the times by using graphite. Its milled graphite that gives it that black color, same as graphene.

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    Re: Using Solution Finish to Restore Running Boards - 2018 Chevy Silverado

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Harrod AUTOCLEAN View Post
    What was your ratio of IPA to distilled water? For stubborn trim I typically use Meguiar's APC diluted 4:1.

    I may start using your ratio of IPA/distilled water or perhaps Meguiar's Surface Prep M122 as a secondary cleaning step.

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    To be completely honest, I forget. Lol

    I mixed it up a few years ago after reading about it here on AGO. I really want to say 2:1?
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    Re: Using Solution Finish to Restore Running Boards - 2018 Chevy Silverado

    The big difference is that the PBL (and any ceramic coating) will protect the finish and restore it to its natural color. The Solution Finish is going to turn stuff black, because it's full of black pigment.

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    Re: Using Solution Finish to Restore Running Boards - 2018 Chevy Silverado

    Quote Originally Posted by TMQ View Post

    OK...everyone says get trim clean.

    So what do you use the get the trim clean?

    Tom

    I think machine scrubbing is the best option when possible.


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    Machine scrubbing plastic cladding



    Demonstration: How to apply and work in Solution Finish






    Using a black wheel and tire microfiber towel to wipe off any excess.




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    Re: Using Solution Finish to Restore Running Boards - 2018 Chevy Silverado

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkD51 View Post

    I wonder how this one would fare in a head to head comparo against Solution Finish?

    Pinnacle Black Label Ceramic Trim Restorer

    I have some of this on hand, but never used it.

    I'm hoping that the day I do eventually use it, that it is still usable, and hasn't expired past its use date?

    Both do the same thing except the PBL Ceramic Trim Restorer has a built-in ceramic coating. So you don't need to top it with a dressing or a coating.

    The Solution Finish is simply a pigment or a dye, you don't have to top it but topping it will help to lock it in. Even Chris West recommend topping it.



    Quote Originally Posted by muaddba View Post

    The big difference is that the PBL (and any ceramic coating) will protect the finish and restore it to its natural color.

    The Solution Finish is going to turn stuff black, because it's full of black pigment.
    Yup.

    I've obtained great results using both.

    The large bottle size for the Solution Finish when you have a LOT of real-estate to cover is a good value.

    The results and longevity of the PBL Ceramic Trim Restorer is also a good value. Perhaps use one and the top with the other?


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    Re: Using Solution Finish to Restore Running Boards - 2018 Chevy Silverado

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    To be completely honest, I forget. Lol

    I mixed it up a few years ago after reading about it here on AGO. I really want to say 2:1?
    I'll give it a try brother!

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    Re: Using Solution Finish to Restore Running Boards - 2018 Chevy Silverado

    The big question, does the Finish Solution wash away?

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    Re: Using Solution Finish to Restore Running Boards - 2018 Chevy Silverado

    Quote Originally Posted by DUBL0WS6 View Post

    The big question, does the Finish Solution wash away?
    My guess is anything topical will with some soap and water. What penetrates into the plastic will be a lot more stubborn to remove.

    This is why the owner of Solution Finish, Chris West states that after you use Solution Finish - then apply your favorite dressing or fill-in-the-blank to seal over it.


    Makes sense to me. And a good product would be anything that water-proofs the surface.


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