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Best 'Back to Black'?

Hi, just got an old Ka for the daughter, and the bumpers need bringing back from their current pale grey.

Any suggestions for the best stuff to use? I've tried Turtle Wax 'Black in a Flash', which isn't bad, but the area above the exhaust has been stubbornly resisting.

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Autoglym Bumper Gel.
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chem guys new look trim gel. i've seen some people use a heat gun. gentlly warm the bumper up and it makes the plastic return to new / black. this was on a ka too.
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car plan used to do a bumper restore it was like a paint film as long as you are carefull can get a very good finnish on bumpers in the past did a ka and even repaired a roof on a frontera and used this stuff to get an even black colour comes in two bottles a cleaner and the black with a sponge works atreat best with the dimpled type bumpers
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GTechniq C4 C4 GTechniq Trim - Mini Review - Detailing World it does cost a small fortune but lasts.
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Autoglym Bumper Gel.
Great stuff.
100% agree

Doesn't contain silicone so doesn't affect future resprays, gives a very natural finish (i.e. not cheap and shiny).

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As already stated, heatgun & Gtechniq C4. You can get away with either on it's own but using both takes the finish to a far higher standard than anything else. Black WOW isn't great imo and the usual dressings will only last a week or so.
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Top tips lads, ta very much
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Ground nut oil.

No, seriously.
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Ground nut oil.

No, seriously.
That's only supposed to be used to remove any white marks from polishing (assuming you haven't taped the trim). It is very sticky and makes any dust really hard to remove.
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Boiled linseed oil. It works much the same way as ground nut oil but lasts longer.
 
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That's only supposed to be used to remove any white marks from polishing (assuming you haven't taped the trim). It is very sticky and makes any dust really hard to remove.
The best tip for removing white polish marks, is a white plastic type eraser. Works a treat.
 
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The best tip for removing white polish marks, is a white plastic type eraser. Works a treat.
I use IPA for speed, not everyone has this in their inventory though.
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