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I wouldn't heat gun anything. The plastics will eventually come back worse than they were.

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Went for plasti-dip myself, got a lasting deep black that I wanted

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Did the heat gun treatment yesterday to mine and it looks good! I've heard this can make the plastic brittle if done too many times. Any insight or experience on this?


1/3 done on front wheel trim, here you can really see the difference!
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Awesome, makes a world of difference to the plastics.

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I wouldn't heat gun anything. The plastics will eventually come back worse than they were.

CarPro Dlux gets my vote 100%. It can be bought here , and my EX can be seen wearing it below:



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Hey Buddy.

Not so, if anythign I found it came back sooner in places where I had missed and not so worse. All you are doing is bringing the plastics own oils back to the surface, hence why peanut butter works well oiling the surface.
The only downside I saw can be that the texture is smoothed out, but let's be honest, that ain't a bad thing if you plan to later have the trims colour coded.

Like other products, the trim dressing you have applied will not last so you just end up buying more. Same with the heat gun trick, but if you have the gun it's free each time apart from electric.

So far the only thing that seems to last a longer time is the trim dye, but those stocks come and go.

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Take a look at the reviews on Detailing World regarding CarPro Dlux. Click here.

It seems like it lasts for a fair old time

I wouldn't heat gun. I'd rather apply something decent like Dlux or GTecniq and re-apply every 6months or so.

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C4 is very expensive for such a small bottle?
How much will that cover - I think I would go the heat gun route?
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Just took my centre console and lower console out and used a heat gun to remove some scratches. Worked great
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The heat gun wasn't doing it for me. It kept 'drying' out when cooled. I got so sick of looking at the faded stuff and trying to find no primer aerosols etc I went to Poundland and bought a black shoe restorer with the sponge on a bottle. Blimmin Brilliant! 3 washes later and 2 coats of it are not shifting looks very stealth with the nighthawk black and my gold EP3 alloys. To think I nearly blew 13 quid on a T-cut restore kit. Madness! If I can paint it on (10-15 minutes) faster than the sun of summer can bleach it I'm going to get stickers made to cover bottle and charge a tenner for it.
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The heat gun wasn't doing it for me. It kept 'drying' out when cooled. I got so sick of looking at the faded stuff and trying to find no primer aerosols etc I went to Poundland and bought a black shoe restorer with the sponge on a bottle. Blimmin Brilliant! 3 washes later and 2 coats of it are not shifting looks very stealth with the nighthawk black and my gold EP3 alloys. To think I nearly blew 13 quid on a T-cut restore kit. Madness! If I can paint it on (10-15 minutes) faster than the sun of summer can bleach it I'm going to get stickers made to cover bottle and charge a tenner for it.
Do you have a pic of the item from poundland and pictures of the trim?
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I will try to get some on soon. In fact .... Bosh!
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