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How do you get the black strips up the back of the front door and front of the back door clean? They look like stickers, but mine are resolutely a mottled black, grey and White, look like they have lots of polish residue on them I can't get off, or just badly faded.

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Hey? What oil? As in the stuff you cook in? You kidding?
 

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Hi Andy...no I think the previous poster has a point, as nut oil will work. I used to use Linseed oil, which also works. The only issue with these is that when it rains eventually the oil does run onto the paintwork, which causes a mess. I have found a product that seems to work well...Carplan black trim restorer does do the job well. Its not the spray type, but the polish type and no issues with run off. Seems to be lasting and only cost a fiver :)
 
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I tried a squirt of carplan aerosol back of black today, looked good for 15 minutes now looks like cellulite! Lumpy colour from black and greasy looking to grey and dry looking! Will try a rib on plastic polish of I can get some cheap.
 
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Two alternatives come to mind:
1. Plenty of masking tape, plenty of newspaper and a cheap tin of matt black spray paint, just clean the surface first with alcohol wipes to clean off the countless ideas and products that you have tried before.:rolleyes:
Many national based pound shops like "poundland" sell the matt black spray for: Yes you guessed it..... £1.00:cheese: and just as good as a £7 spray can!.... Even if it starts to fade after a year or two, worth the time and money to do it all again, why waist money on products that work for 10 minutes or until it rains?

2. If you don't like the idea of spraying, try self adhesive vinyl.....
Many sites on ebay, easy to fit...Many colours and textures to use , even carbon fibre effect.
Total cost is around £4.00 average per meter... You only need 1x1m maximum.
I use a small amount of washing up liquid5%/ water95% mix in a spray bottle on the adhesive side to help with squeeging out any air bubbles and to aid positioning/ re-positioning before it dries and sticks (it does stick!)....
Leave for about 45 minutes until the adhesive has took effect with the drying out stage and trim off the excess vinyl with a craft knife...
Try not to bend the vinyl around the lips of the door edge, it never works and all you will eventually do is catch it and it will start to peal away..... very annoying!.... Just use the edge of the frame as your trimming line with the flat of the blade running against it, leaving a nice tidy edge that you won't catch.....
Dont worry, it is safe to wash and even jet wash your car the next day... just don't be silly and direct the pressure lance right on the edge of the vinyl, Simplesssss! :thumbs:

There you go... Two permanent solutions and also saved you money in the long run... I don't fancy putting nut oil on my door frame strips... Not unless I was "frying tonight":lol:
 

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All the black trim between both of the windows and the rear door handles (which as no one can find them are one of my fav bits!) had gone mottled white from the wax/polish

Used this stuff was really good, very pleased with the results

Bumper Gel

Just thought would let people know!
 

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WD40 works on plastic but don't use it on rubber.

Silicone lube would also work and overspray onto rubbers would be a welcome lube up for the rubber too.
 
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