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Best black restoring product.

I have just been out giving the Giulietta a wash, and the black plastic parts of the car vary in colour between grey on the scuttle panel and brown on the rear bumper insert where they have faded or got dirt ingrained into them.

The rear bumper insert looked particularly awful.

I managed to get it looking ok again by using Autoglym bumper care, but it took me ages.

Has anyone got any better suggestions for something to use in the future? I have used Back to black in the past and found it not as good as the Bumper care.

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I find that Bilt Hamber Auto Balm is really good. It is a paintwork wax product rather than a black restorer but it brings up all the black areas quite nicely...unlike most paint wax products that need to be kept off anywhere else.

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I've heard peanut butter is quite effective but haven't tried it.
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I find that Bilt Hamber Auto Balm is really good. It is a paintwork wax product rather than a black restorer but it brings up all the back areas quite nicely...unlike most paint wax products that need to be kept off anywhere else.
I will have a look out for that one.

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I've heard peanut butter is quite effective but haven't tried it.
I am a bit sceptical of using Peanut butter. I suppose it doesn't hurt to try it.
Certainly better than eating the stuff.
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I bought some swisswax stuff for black plastic, but not for restoring it, and I'm not that impressed. That would be if it cost a third of what I paid. It's not very water resistant so gets water marks in the rain or when the car is washed.
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There is some Simoniz stuff on Amazon which gets good reviews.

Not expensive either.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VRUR0...Q9OQLBTN&psc=1
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The key before using any dressing such as the Autoglym or Bilt Hamber is to get the surface very clean. I use an All Purpose Cleaner (APC) by Optimum but there are many other alternatives. The Autoglym should be easy to use and remove and should be reasonably durable. The BH is a great product but a bit harder to use but can be used on many other surfaces. I use a coating by CarPro called Dlux which will darken trim and should last about a year but does require a very clean surface, there are lots of alternative coatings from brands like Gtech.
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auto finesse revive :
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Just remembered about Solutions Finish. Not tried it but does seem to be highly regarded Solution Finish - The Solution To Dull, Faded Plastic & Vinyl Trim - Detailing World
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After finding autoglym a bit greasy, I've been using meguiars tyre gel for a while after having it recommended to me. A tiny bit goes a long way!

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I haven't tried it yet, but gtechniq C4 is supposed to be very good and durable. It's the one I'll be getting as soon as the weather get better.
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I will have a look out for that one.



I am a bit sceptical of using Peanut butter. I suppose it doesn't hurt to try it.
Certainly better than eating the stuff.


Smooth not crunchy!!

It's the nut-oil from it ..
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