Detailing Want to make your trim black again without paint?

Discussion in 'Detailing & Cleaning' started by Dalamar, Saturday 13th Oct, 2012.

  1. Dalamar Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I made this today.... for best results make sure to do it in the shade :Smile:

    Enjoy

     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Good stuff buddy tried this on my first gen and the trims have come up spot on !!

    Thanks for sharing it.
     
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  3. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    sorry for resurrecting an old thread but wow..
    Going to try this on my spoiler as it is looking a bit grey/white blotchy.
     
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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Thanks for bumping the thread, I've not seen this post before LOL
     
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  5. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    That's amazing! What a great tip :Thumbup:
     
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  6. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Awesome little tip, I've been using tyre gel on my ATR :Laughing:
     
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  7. AaKoo Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Great job. How does it look now?
     
  8. jd1959 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    For any one who has tried this: How long did it last? When it grayed out again was it just as bad or worse than before? Is there any risk to the paint?

    Seems good but if it causes problems in the long run I can't hop out to the scrap yard for replacements.
     
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  9. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I had the same concerns about paintwork, I mean it's designed to withstand a good amount of heat, it's also in the bay near the engine block right? But I don't know where its limits lie, @Nighthawk, any thoughts?
     
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  10. ArcticFire Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I bought a heat gun for my CR-V especially the wheel arches, I'm sure I posted it here. Does a great job and lasts for ages but you have to be very careful with both the heat and also to make sure it is all done evenly.

    I recently discovered that ASDA do their own trim back to black spray for only £2 and it's :tut: marvellous lol Lasts for ages, can use our on tyres and is also great for the interior and helps cover any light scratches. For £2 it's better than the £8+ stuff.
     
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  11. Nighthawk Guest

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    I would be careful using a heatgun on molding that is still attached to a car, doesnt take that much heat really from a heatgun to start to bubble the paint
     
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  12. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Was going to try this today but just cannot seem to bring myself to take a heat gun to my car..:happycrying:
     
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  13. ArcticFire Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Just make sure you use one that has a low setting and do lots of quick passes to build it up in a manner of speaking and it will be fine.
     
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  14. demian Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I was annoyed by the faded plastic sill covers on my CG9 so I sourced some 3M matt black vinyl and wrapped them with it.

    The result was as good as new and the total cost of the operation about 9 €. :Thumbup:

    (Cleaning the sill covers and applying the vinyl was a real b**ch tho, never doing that again.)
     
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  15. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    It'd be good to see some pictures of that @demian :Smile:
     
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  17. demian Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    While taking that I realized the sill itself has developed some surface rust. :brickwall:

    I'd really, really like to outsource that job but then I'd probably have to shell out 300-400 € just for someone to go over it with a wire brush and give it a coat of Hammerite. And even then they'd no doubt do a crappy job.:Rant:
     
  18. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    That looks really good @demian, as good as new. I'm sure a heat gun/hair dryer would bring the arch trim back to looking at the same as well!

    Add your car to the club garage so we can all take a proper look at her :Smile:
     
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  19. jd1959 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Looks good. I was out scrubbing the bugs out of the front of mine and kept looking at the grey plastic and the window trims must do something about it. Really don't want to risk breaking the plastic by removing it unless necessary or the windscreen with the heat gun either way must do something.
     
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  20. demian Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Linseed oil?

    Never tried it myself but some folk over at retrorides swear by it.

    I did try the heat gun method to my grill and while it did get a bit darker, I managed to make one spot the size of a eurocoin bubble a bit. Caution is definitely required.