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A 355nation How To presented by
04z71rado

Project Name
How To Restore Trim

Project Description
Applying Trim Restore to your oxidized bumpers/flares, mud flaps, window trims, door handles.

Skill Level
Easy

Project Vehicle
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Colorado
Year: All
Engine: All
Power windows: Yes/No
Sun Roof: No

Tools Needed
Trim Restorer by Turtle Wax (Purchased from Oreilly Auto)
Elbow grease.
Rags.


Project Time
1 hour or less

Project Cost
Less then $15

Before applying the restore, I recommend washing the exterior with your usual car soap and let dry.

The Restore kit comes in a small box, open the box and you will find a 10oz bottle and an applicator pad.


Make sure you have removed any loose dirt from the oxidized areas.


Apply a small amount to your applicator pad. You can cut the applicator for a nice clean edge when applying.


In a back and forth motion, apply the restore to the affected areas. If there is more oxidation or wax build up, another coat is recommended.


Once applied, wait 10-15mins. This product is best used in direct sunlight for the best results as it will last longer and be protected from wash off.

After 10-15mins, take a rag and wipe the excese residue off.


And your done! :thumbup:

I have added a few more pics to show off the clean look to the fenders. I did these first to see how the appearance would look.



 

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When I had the plastic trim replaced on the front bumper after a deer strike, the guy at the body shop said a heat gun at a low setting brings back the trim to like new condition.

Other than that, I've used the product above, as well as Mother's Back to Black, and both are just a temporary fix. Fist time morning dew gets on it or rain and it becomes streaked, one car wash and it's gone.
 
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