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Wayneclarke



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Location: kent
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black
Heat gun to bring back the black

Has anyone tried a heat gun to bring back the black on the scuttle panel under the front windscreen ?? Seen a few videos that this is a good way to black back to black

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david007



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Location: Forfar
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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport SDV6 SE Vesuvius Orange

I’ve never heard of this before so just had a Google to find out a bit more, from what I can see it does seem to work, however it doesn’t appear to last that much longer than using a trim dressing, also some people seem to say it’s quite hard to get an even finish/colour across the whole trim assembly. So I don’t think I personally would try it, but if you do I'd be interested in seeing the results. If worst came to worst and the panel was damaged I think a new one is only about £60 so it wouldn't be the end of the world if you needed to replace it.

Post #552760 Sat Mar 31 2018 8:24am
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Tyrefitter



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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Fuji White

Don’t bother unless your doing it to sell a vehicle as it only lasts a few weeks then it’s back to light grey,I tried it.Im yet to find something that lasts.

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Post #552761 Sat Mar 31 2018 8:27am
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Wayneclarke



Member Since: 16 Jun 2014
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

Yeah I’m the same keep trying different things it just looks so tatty being that dull grey, perhaps I should just buy a new one

Post #552765 Sat Mar 31 2018 9:00am
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GodivaNige



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Location: Warwickshire
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England 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Buckingham Blue

Search for ‘Wipe New’

Incredible product which lasts and lasts. I applied this to all exterior black plastics on my car about a year ago and they still look perfect. Word of warning though, apply only on warm days and if your car is kept outdoors, when there is no chance of rain for at least two days. Best if you can let the product cure (which takes at least 24 hours depending on how warm your car is) with the car under cover in a garage.

I’m fairly sure there is another similar product by a more well know brand but can’t remember what it is.

Also, wear gloves. It’s not good for your skin Thumbs Up A pair of latex gloves is supplied in the kit.

Post #552767 Sat Mar 31 2018 9:28am
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Cymruambyth



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Wales 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HST Zermatt Silver

I bought some Aerospace 303 trim restorer as I really rate the 303 protectant.....I`ve not used it yet but it seems good stuff. Loads of youtube vids.

https://www.amazon.com/303-30326-Automotiv...merReviews Steve.


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Post #552793 Sat Mar 31 2018 1:11pm
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Lindab



Member Since: 20 Nov 2017
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Gtechniq C4 trim restorer, brilliant easy to apply, a little goes a long way as you get a tiny bottle but it is more than enough to do all the trim on a Range Rover. Lasts for about a year

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GodivaNige



Member Since: 14 May 2016
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England 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Buckingham Blue

That’s the one, works the same way as Wipe New, a permanent chemical reaction. Again, takes a long time to go off and any rain will result in streaking, but applied well it makes an almost permanent restore.

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Brit Plumber



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England 2012 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Fuji White

I use anything with a high silicone content, the plastic will absorb it and you need to apply it until it stops absorbing the stuff and wipe off the excess. I think the heat gun method brings the silicone to the surface which in effect is taking more from within the structure. 2012MY RRS 5.0 Supercharged Autobiography (Current)
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harrygh60



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England 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Fuji White

Wayneclarke wrote:
Yeah I’m the same keep trying different things it just looks so tatty being that dull grey, perhaps I should just buy a new one
This may sound silly, I used Peanut Butter Smooth. I think it is the oil in it that does the job Cool itisme

Post #552969 Mon Apr 02 2018 5:12pm
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HughN



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zambezi Silver

Lindab wrote:
Gtechniq C4 trim restorer, brilliant easy to apply, a little goes a long way as you get a tiny bottle but it is more than enough to do all the trim on a Range Rover. Lasts for about a year

+1 Thumbs Up "I am never content until I have constructed a model of the subject I am studying. If I succeed in making one, I understand; otherwise I do not" - Lord Kelvin

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Post #553016 Tue Apr 03 2018 7:08am
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grey17



Member Since: 18 Jul 2016
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United Kingdom 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

You can clean most of it off with steel wool kept wet with soapy water prior to using a back to black product. (I'm talking only about the scuttle panel at the bottom of the windscreen).

Afterwards, I used this product which is quite simply amazing!

I cleaned mine 18 months ago and its still black!

G

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Meiang



Member Since: 29 Apr 2011
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Australia 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Santorini Black

I had mine replaced under warranty. Not only did it go grey/white, the surface deteriorated so badly you could scratch it if you used your finger nail lightly.

Post #557353 Fri May 25 2018 10:15am
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d-9



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black

Try wurth bumper dye. Im not a fan of the heatgun method as after a few years you can have very patchy bumpers.

Post #557357 Fri May 25 2018 11:39am
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