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adsymck



Member Since: 30 Mar 2016
Location: Fleetwood
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England 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black
Restoring plastic trim

Hi all,

Spent the day giving my TDV8 Java Black, a lovely clean today.

What products would you suggest for the plastic trim between the back windows and boot? I used Autosmart bumper treatment today and it wasn't very good.

Thanks Thumbs Up

Post #493252 Sun Apr 10 2016 5:43pm
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adsymck



Member Since: 30 Mar 2016
Location: Fleetwood
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England 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black

Post #493253 Sun Apr 10 2016 5:45pm
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Gerd1986



Member Since: 07 Oct 2015
Location: London
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Santorini Black

gtechniq c4 permanent trim restorer

Pricey but well worth it!

Post #493267 Sun Apr 10 2016 9:08pm
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adsymck



Member Since: 30 Mar 2016
Location: Fleetwood
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England 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black

Thanks Gerd1986.

Is that the C4 stuff?

Post #493269 Sun Apr 10 2016 9:11pm
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Socast



Member Since: 25 Sep 2014
Location: Somerset
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Santorini Black

I bought some of this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Forever-Products-B...ge_o09_s00

Works well, I was going to use it on the pillar plastics but it leaves brush marks (it's basically black paint) so cleaned it off. I applied mine 2 months ago and I'm still impressed with the results.

Post #493283 Mon Apr 11 2016 7:49am
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Gerd1986



Member Since: 07 Oct 2015
Location: London
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Santorini Black

Yup the C4 stuff, use sparingly though. A little goes a long way!

Post #493284 Mon Apr 11 2016 7:51am
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ragpicker



Member Since: 21 Mar 2016
Location: Teesside
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Lux Sumatra Black

the same stuff as the Gtechniq but in a cheaper box is 'WipeNew'.

Always used the Gt stuff but found the wipenew when I was in America last year. Its exactly the same, smells the same and lasts forever. Plus its 10 on eBay! Thumbs Up

Post #493292 Mon Apr 11 2016 9:18am
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adsymck



Member Since: 30 Mar 2016
Location: Fleetwood
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England 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black

Thanks All.

I have heard some reveiws of the Forever product, but I think it all depends on application.

I think I'll be trying the WipeNew.

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Post #493294 Mon Apr 11 2016 9:29am
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Gerd1986



Member Since: 07 Oct 2015
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Santorini Black

Think I will try wipenew next time I need to top up, certainly much cheaper than C4.

Post #493295 Mon Apr 11 2016 9:42am
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Marcpope



Member Since: 24 Mar 2016
Location: Southampton
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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Siberian Silver

Have you tried the old peanut butter trick? Works well mate

Post #495375 Sun May 08 2016 12:49am
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Jimbob36



Member Since: 13 May 2016
Location: Melton mowbray
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Zermatt Silver

Fancy doing the same. Any pics of before and after?

Post #498401 Fri Jun 10 2016 8:34pm
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adameverett



Member Since: 14 Nov 2015
Location: Warwick
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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

Had good results from the forever black. Tried various other types of black restorers they only seen to last weeks.

below is a few weeks after the last product I tried, you can see its quite patchy and going grey.

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then I tried the forever black, pic after first coat.

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I left a section unpainted so you can see the difference, several weeks in and still looking good. Tip is get the surface clean, they supply a bottle of cleaner but I also scrubbed it washed it scubbed it Wink . First attempt was streaky, I put it down to surface contaminates from the various other products I have tried. pic above is only 1 coat, I waited 24 hours and applied a second coat Very Happy

The product comes with a foam brush to apply, seems to go a long way, applies like painting in ink.

Also did the washer jets on the bumper, really please with result. Thumbs Up

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CANROVER



Member Since: 03 Oct 2015
Location: Ottawa
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Canada 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Santorini Black

I have the same issue with the trim at the bottom of the front wind screen. Curious and want to try the peanut butter trick. To be honest I've heard great things about it but I'm not sure if it's effective enough for the trim mentioned above. Would anyone have some before and after pics of this method on the Front Windshield trim?

Post #499200 Wed Jun 22 2016 11:17am
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adameverett



Member Since: 14 Nov 2015
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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

I have tried a lot of different products, and read a lot on peanut butter. Its just oil it cannot restore and will wash off very quickly. There are vids on utube with peanut butter experiments, save your time. Wink

Post #499258 Thu Jun 23 2016 6:51am
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edviss



Member Since: 29 Feb 2016
Location: london
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Giverney Green

I have seen other people getting those trims professionaly wrapped.

Post #500501 Sun Jul 10 2016 9:12am
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