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Old 11-26-2003, 01:41   #1 (permalink)
 
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Posted this in exterior with no luck. Whats the best way of returning black plastic trim stuff back to looking good. I have a black plastic/rubber trim on my vehicle which has faded over the years to a slight grey which looks cr@p. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-26-2003, 08:25   #2 (permalink)
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Re: what to do?

(If your talking about your bumper & side molding) We tried everything ! on this and we could never find anything, that would work ( keep the black-black ,not gray) for over a couple of weeks! so I finally just ended up buying all new molding " it sucked! but what I've heard is that it just drys out" & there is nothing you can do ,Short of "storing out of the sun" and "conditioning every chance you get". And it was a '99, "and if its the metal with thin plastic/rubber over it", I've seen where it peels? on little cars you might have this around your window felts? I think there is a spray bomb fix ,But I've never used it. Sorry for the "news" . Maybe someone else here, can inlighten us both. ,,,,,,,,,,,???????????
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Old 11-26-2003, 20:58   #3 (permalink)
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Re: what to do?

i think your truck has almost the same side moulding as mine 89 and if you look at the pics of my truck you can see that i removed the black plastic with a dull putty knife and pliers then polished the remaining aluminum backing.
the shiny chrome look is much nicer than the black plastic anywho.
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Old 11-26-2003, 22:42   #4 (permalink)
 
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Yeah its the side molding. Ive heard other people doing that but i dont think i really want to go that route at the moment 351. I'll keep it mind though if all else fails.
Old67. damn, i dont think i want to buy all new mouldings as well because it would probablyt cost me a bundle. But thanks anyways guys
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I replaced my bed after I got hit at the fuel island and when I got the new body side molding it came light grey. The shop had to get paint specifically for this - it was in a spray can. I cannot find it here (they gave me the leftover) or I would give you a manufacturer and item number. Any body paint supply house should have it in stock. Once painted the match to the factory original on the cab was perfect.

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i dont think i want to buy all new mouldings as well because it would probablyt cost me a bundle. But thanks anyways guys
New molding will come in light grey from Ford anyway.

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