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Car Paint

Postby jonbar.1 » Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:22 am

Apart from the bumpers,my car has black plastic bits of trim between the windows etc.
They have become "grey" and shabby.
Can I buy a paint for this ,which can be applied by brush?
I would prefer brush-applied rather than an aerosol, since the masking-taping would be extremely fiddley.
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Re: Car Paint

Postby jhonie99 » Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:56 am

Renovador parachoques.

It's not paint but restores the sheen. quickly wipe off windows, etc. if it spalshes.

Works well for me.

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Re: Car Paint

Postby jonbar.1 » Mon Jul 04, 2022 12:40 pm

Thanks Jhonie99.
Just checked it out on Amazon.es.
They have two on offer ( apart from aerosols).
One is €48 the other is €8.70...blimey! :think:
Will,of course, try the latter. :thumbup:
Just one question though : you said it restores "The Sheen" The plastic fixtures on my car are "Matt" black.
It doesn't make them shiny does it?
Cheers JB

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Re: Car Paint

Postby spanish_lad » Mon Jul 04, 2022 2:37 pm

You can buy a spray bottle (not an aerosol) in carrefour or norauto for 3.50 - spray onto a small sponge or cloth and rub it on.

Any oil works too, wd40 etc, and some people heat bumpers to restore the black

We get tyre shine in 20L bottles in work, that stuff is good too.

If the car is in the sun it won't last too long tho, I do it personally after every wash.
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Re: Car Paint

Postby costakid » Mon Jul 04, 2022 2:48 pm

Back to black should be available in any descent auto store.

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Re: Car Paint

Postby jonbar.1 » Mon Jul 04, 2022 4:00 pm

Just tried WD40.
Certainly cleans the surfaces up a bit.
Also realized that a couple of the panels between front & rear windows have developed kind of raised cracks,so something with an element of black pigment looks to be necessary.
Thanks again jhonie99,Costakid & Spanishlad.
All good ideas. :thumbup:
Cheers JB

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Re: Car Paint

Postby Manchesteral » Tue Jul 12, 2022 11:50 am

When I had my old Nissan Patrol i painted (sprayed) some plastic bits, looked fine for a while then it started to peel off ! best to just get some restoration spray and do it over once in a while !

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Re: Car Paint

Postby 1bassleft » Tue Jul 12, 2022 11:52 pm

For black plastics turning grey, every solution now is temporary. Back to Black, as mentioned, is good and quite cheap. It's an aerosol but there's no need to mask off paintwork. Any runoff can be wiped off with micofibre towel or even kitchen paper. It looks good for 3 months or so through a Malaga summer: six months in less harsh light. A standard trick is to run a hotgun or perhaps hairdrier around the strips. Don't overdo it, but it loosens up the compounds and the black rises up. Myself, I use Back To Black.

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Re: Car Paint

Postby markwilding » Wed Jul 13, 2022 4:09 pm

spanish_lad wrote: Mon Jul 04, 2022 2:37 pm You can buy a spray bottle (not an aerosol) in carrefour or norauto for 3.50 - spray onto a small sponge or cloth and rub it on.


That's what I do. Most places sell the sprays, which aren't very expensive. I usually spray a couple of times a summer, maybe after I've washed the car.

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Re: Car Paint

Postby jonbar.1 » Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:02 pm

Thanks Chaps.
"Back to Black" it is then.
( to quote Amy Winehouse :D )
Cheers JB

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Re: Car Paint

Postby 1bassleft » Fri Jul 15, 2022 2:49 am

If it doesn't work out, you can always go back to "her"

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Re: Car Paint

Postby Manchesteral » Fri Jul 15, 2022 7:22 pm

jonbar.1 wrote: Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:02 pm Thanks Chaps.
"Back to Black" it is then.
( to quote Amy Winehouse :D )
Cheers JB
Great song b t w !

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Re: Car Paint

Postby spanish_lad » Fri Jul 15, 2022 10:39 pm

Manchesteral wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 7:22 pm
jonbar.1 wrote: Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:02 pm Thanks Chaps.
"Back to Black" it is then.
( to quote Amy Winehouse :D )
Cheers JB
Great song b t w !
rip miss Winehouse
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