Cleaning the exterior plastic

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Mark123
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Cleaning the exterior plastic

Post by Mark123 » Fri May 22, 2020 1:25 pm

Hi, can anyone recommend a good product for cleaning the exterior plastic (other than soap and water)
Thanks Mark
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Spider62
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Re: Cleaning the exterior plastic

Post by Spider62 » Fri May 22, 2020 3:27 pm

I wash the plastics with the same shampoo as the rest of the car, for me I find Dodo Juice born to be mild a great shampoo. Then every couple of washes I give the plastics a wipe over with a small amount of Gtechniq T1 on a sponge pad then buff it up.
This keeps the plastic black and silky.
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bdalameda
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Re: Cleaning the exterior plastic

Post by bdalameda » Fri May 22, 2020 3:51 pm

I use this product, Stoner Trim Shine - fantastic stuff.

https://www.stonercarcare.com/products/ ... r-car-care

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Re: Cleaning the exterior plastic

Post by Dermottdog » Fri May 22, 2020 3:59 pm

As above post. I find it’s not the cleaning of the black plastic that’s the problem. It’s more like that the black starts to fade and becomes discoloured. So it’s washed with normal good quality car shampoo, dried and treated with a protective layer. I’ve used the Gtechniq product in the picture and although the results are good, it’s far to expensive to be viable as it comes in a bottle not much bigger than average nail varnish size. So my ‘go to’ plastic protector is the Auto Finesse Revive product shown. It goes on easy, wipes off easy and gives a smooth surface that dispels water. Been using it for years.

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Mark123
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Re: Cleaning the exterior plastic

Post by Mark123 » Fri May 22, 2020 4:10 pm

Perfect, thanks all.
I’ll get some from amazon.
:)
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