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 Post subject: back to black.
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 1:31 pm 
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Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire
Car Model: 9-3 vector anniversary convert
Having had a very good look around my new to me toy have found the black trim is faded and white.Looking for good tips to restore the black bits back to looking good, before i spend loads on commercial treatments.


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 Post subject: Re: back to black.
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 1:43 pm 
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Autoglym bumper and trim gel does the job quite well but doesn't last very long. Peanut butter does it too but smells… :lol:

The only thing that's near impossible to get black on mine is the bottom bit on the rear bumper (Aero vert)

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 Post subject: Re: back to black.
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 2:28 pm 
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Car Model: 9-3SW Sportwagon Aero TTiD
Hot air gun then coat with Gtechniq C4 and it will last for years.


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 Post subject: Re: back to black.
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 4:49 pm 
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Another vote for Autoglym Bumper and Trim Gel but again only lasts a few weeks.

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 Post subject: Re: back to black.
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:09 pm 
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I used a good product called Forever Black on very faded trim on my old Carisma. It worked really well and the trim was still black when I sold the car. It is quite pricy though and it is a permanent dye so you have to mask off paintwork or wipe off any overspill. I will be getting some for my c900 project when all the mechanicals are done.


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 Post subject: Re: back to black.
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 11:54 am 
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And another vote for Autoglym Bumper and Trim Gel.

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 Post subject: Re: back to black.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:28 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 9-3 1.8t Vector Sport
Boiled linseed oil is good but it stinks and takes time to dry. Also if you leave rags bundled up soaked in the stuff it can combust.


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 Post subject: Re: back to black.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:31 pm 
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ame2 wrote:
I used a good product called Forever Black on very faded trim on my old Carisma. It worked really well and the trim was still black when I sold the car. It is quite pricy though and it is a permanent dye so you have to mask off paintwork or wipe off any overspill. I will be getting some for my c900 project when all the mechanicals are done.


Is that the forever tyre gel?

That's the only 'forever black' I can find so far

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 Post subject: Re: back to black.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:58 pm 
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bigmc wrote:
Hot air gun then coat with Gtechniq C4 and it will last for years.


I too have had a lot of success with the old heat gun treatment


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 Post subject: Re: back to black.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:03 pm 
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JimE wrote:
bigmc wrote:
Hot air gun then coat with Gtechniq C4 and it will last for years.


I too have had a lot of success with the old heat gun treatment


I'd like to use that technique but I'm rather good at knackering things up. Is it 'kid safe'

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 Post subject: Re: back to black.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:59 am 
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Sorry, Raymond. I have only just seen your question. It's this product, though it was years ago so not from eBay.

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Forever-Black- ... 0930.m5375

It is a dye though so you do need to be careful.


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I still use smooth peanut butter and it still does a great job for only 60p a jar :)


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 Post subject: Re: back to black.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:36 pm 
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I did my wife's CRV with boiled linseed oil at the weekend. I would expect it to last at least 6 months. I think anything which puts oil back into the plastic rather than just putting a shine on the surface works well. e.g. ground nut oil, peanut butter, linseed oil, gt85.

I believe the science behind the heatgun is that it brings the oils up to the surface of the plastic to much the same effect. That said I tried it on my wife's old S40 and it ruined a piece of trim. Volvo plastics from the early naughties were odd though, really hard and not much texture. The heat made the surface start to peel.


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 Post subject: Re: back to black.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:40 pm 
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ame2 wrote:
Sorry, Raymond. I have only just seen your question. It's this product, though it was years ago so not from eBay.

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Forever-Black- ... 0930.m5375

It is a dye though so you do need to be careful.



Cheers mate, I'll get some ordered. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: back to black.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:14 pm 
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I tried the linseed oil 3 months ago as my black plastic looked awful, and I had some linseed oil laying around. It looks like it could do with another application (not surprising that it needs a top up after 14 years). It was easy, no mess or effort.

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