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      12-17-2009, 01:02 PM   #1
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Question dull window trim

i have a Z4 35i without sport pkg (not sure if ext. trim is different for different models/packages) and i have black window trim. it is not a glossy black window trim, nor the smooth matte black window trim on my wife's 328i sport. rather its a gritty black plastic that i have noticed after i dry my car has a chalky look to it. unless the trim is wet, the trim never looks very black. kinda a faded black with a white/chalky substance on the trim.

has anyone else noticed this? if so, reco any cleaning products to keep the shine?? does waxing help?

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black wow http://www.autogeek.net/black-wow-trim-restorer.html
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sounds tasty, how long does the shine last?
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sounds tasty, how long does the shine last?
A few washes maybe, the time varies depending on how often you wash or how often it rains. It's certainly not permanent. If you decide to try it, remember to follow the instructions closely - apply carefully and only use a very small amount. When applied correctly, the stuff is fantastic and really makes plastic look great. Not so much if you slap it on or use an excessive amount of product though.
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i bought this bull instead:

http://www.autogeek.net/blackagain1.html
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Cleaning Vinyl

Like all detailing task’s the correct preparation before applying the product will ensure that it works correctly, and has both durability and aesthetics. Iz einszett 'Plastik-Reiniger' is an intensive, non-corrosive, non-acidic two-phase deep cleaner for vinyl trim and urethane covered automotive upholstery, that removes grime build-up thoroughly and effortlessly, these chemicals restore your vinyl’s original texture and resiliency; use to clean all coloured and clear water-based acrylic polyurethane covered automotive upholstery; this product is biodegradable, formalin-free and environmentally friendly.

Wash vinyl surfaces with soapy water and rinse with clean water and then thoroughly dry. Then use 1z Plastik Reiniger before the application of a suitable dressing

Protection - with 1z einszett Vinyl Rubber Care & Potectant "Tiefenpfleger” provides a temperature-resistant seal and a low-shine matte finish Dust-resistant and retards the fading effects of UV rays to keep exterior ‘rubber’ and vinyl looking like new.

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