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Old 09-21-2009, 09:23 PM
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Ok, my truck has a large quantity of black plastic, no chrome at all. (I Love It!)

Anyways, what do you all reccomend for me to keep it shining and looking good? It looks like ArmorAll was used before, it's all spotty from the rain.

I'd like to be able to keep it looking good for a few years, not this faded ick color it's got going on now.
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I am gonna try the Ice products, perhaps this week or next, and those say safe for our type of trim (Glad I don't have chrome, either), but if anyone has another idea, I am up for suggestions, also.

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Let me know how yours turns out. I've used the ice on my VR-4, it made the paint shine like it was brand new!
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PEANUT BUTTER!!!! The oils work great in keeping it shiny! I'm not kidding!
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Let me know how yours turns out. I've used the ice on my VR-4, it made the paint shine like it was brand new!
I will, and another friend of mine told me it won't hurt our trim (his Dodge has chrome, but I know he knows what he is talking about).

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PEANUT BUTTER!!!! The oils work great in keeping it shiny! I'm not kidding!
I have heard that before, from someone on here a while back, just don't know that it is for me. I would be too hungry by the time I was done, lol Have you tried it 98sst?

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Indeed I have, I also have black plastic on my truck, part of my front bumper, door handles etc. It works.

My old S-10 had green plastic, and it worked on that aswell. Instead of drying out the plastic instantly like armor all, this will work good. Go ahead and try it on a small portion and see for yourself!
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I always put used motor oil. lasts much longer than Armorall and since I store my oil changes until I recycle it, it's free.
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Peanut butter and motor oil?

I will have to try both of those out, just for the sheer novelty factor. (That and if they work....sweet!)
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Yep, ridiculous ways I know. I've never used the old motor oil, but I'd imagine it'd work just for its sheer viscosity. I think thickness plays a big factor in how long the shine will last, as compared to armor all which is basically water.

Think of water vs maple syrup, which is harder to swallow? Just a little example Lol.
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I will have to try both of those out, just for the sheer novelty factor. (That and if they work....sweet!)
Yeah, home remedies for trucks, now the motor oil, I had never thought of. Guess I can try some of each, a little on each side. How does the peanut butter trick work, ya' gotta let it sit for a while then wipe it off, or what? At least that's something the average person has at home already!

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