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Old 05-17-2019, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Best way to restore faded plastics?

I need something better than off the shelf Back to Black. I am revamping my Ranger. It used to be black and red and now itís going to be black and camo but the bed is more gray than black.

I took it to a guy to have him spray it with bed liner and he said it would come off after a few months. He wouldnít do it.

Anyone have any ideas? Can it be painted?

The rest of the Ranger will be looking brand new when Iím finished and I donít want to have that faded bed on it.





This is the cano Iím having the plastics done in.



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Old 05-17-2019, 05:00 PM   #2
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Did this on my sons and it worked great
https://bimmertips.com/renew-faded-b...without-paint/

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Old 05-17-2019, 05:25 PM   #3
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Did this on my sons and it worked great
https://bimmertips.com/renew-faded-b...without-paint/

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Thanks! Iíll probably give that a shot. Did it last?

Iíve tried the back to Black etc., it works great but only last about 2-3 weeks and fades back. Iím looking for long term.
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:49 PM   #4
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Thanks! Iíll probably give that a shot. Did it last?



Iíve tried the back to Black etc., it works great but only last about 2-3 weeks and fades back. Iím looking for long term.
Yes that was last May and it still looks pretty dang good.
I was surprised.
I think I did a diy on it.

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Old 05-17-2019, 06:06 PM   #5
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Yes that was last May and it still looks pretty dang good.
I was surprised.
I think I did a diy on it.

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Awesome, thank you!
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:24 PM   #6
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My buddy took a heat gun and slowly worked areas on his to bring the oils back to the surface. After it cooled he hand massaged some type of plastic conditioner into the plastic.

He explained the shiney is the oil and by heating it up very carefully the oils will come back. He had 2 machines and they were brand new when he was done. He also stated it took a while but well worth it.


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Old 05-17-2019, 06:52 PM   #7
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I have sprayed the black plastic on a golf cart with Rustoleum spray bed liner with good luck.
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:38 PM   #8
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Thanks for the suggestions, I like different options.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:03 PM   #9
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Used to be a product called back to black that worked well and lasted for quite a while. Kerosine works also


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Old 05-17-2019, 10:17 PM   #10
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So, I can't guarantee it, but I was told "penetrol" is good to restore the black fenders and plastic on Jeep bumpers. I applied it to mine a week ago so I have no idea on longevity, other than what I've read on another forum. It is a paint additive that can be picked up at Lowe's and is oil based.

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Old 05-17-2019, 10:22 PM   #11
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lemon pledge furniture polish works awesome on all the plastics. I spray it on heavy and smear it around with a paper towels. Next day itís like new.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:26 PM   #12
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Tried it on my kids four wheeler without even washing it.
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