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Old 12-06-2004, 06:21 PM
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what do you use on light color trim?

What do you use on the red circled area?

I used Meguiars Trim Detailer, but I found that it is for black rubber and plastic.

An additional question. What do you use on the silvery parts on top of bumpers?
(I used Meguiars Trim Detailer on them, too.)


Sorry for using suginami's picture without permission. My 1992 300D has white paint and gray lower plastic panels.
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Old 12-06-2004, 06:59 PM
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Always nice to see pics of my car.

The bottom portions are painted, just like the rest of the car.

I use the same polishes and waxes I normally use.
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Old 12-06-2004, 10:30 PM
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Paul, why did you paint those red circles on your car???
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Old 12-07-2004, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Carageous
Paul, why did you paint those red circles on your car???
Hey, I'm a modder at heart.
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Old 12-07-2004, 06:43 AM
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I use Meguiar's Cleaner/Wax on the lower cladding. It does a fine job removing road grime and tar. For the rest of the car I use Griot's Garage Polish and Carnauba Wax.
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Old 12-07-2004, 07:01 PM
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To tell you the truth, I do use different products on the lower body cladding than I use on the rest of the car.

The body cladding has a matte finish, so using high gloss products aren't very meaningful.

I therefore use the strongest / longest lasting product I am aware of: Meguiar's #10 Polymer Sealant. Goes on real easy, and wipes off like powder.

For the rest of the car, I am now using Meguiar's Next Generation MXT Tech Wax. It is a synthetically engineered polymer sealant.
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Old 12-07-2004, 08:51 PM
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Thanks for your replies. I did not know they were painted.

I had a Mequiars person see this post. He said it was not clear from the picture what the lower panels are made of. He said that the Meguiars Gold Class Trim Detailer works well on Unpainted plastic no matter whether it is black or not.

I will try wax on the lower panels at next exterior detail.
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