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Old 04-30-2006, 08:28 AM
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Rubber Bumper End Covers

Does anyone know any tricks to restore the rubber bumper end covers on a 123 model. I know the peanut oil trick but am looking for something more permanent. I have to remove them soon to paint the car and I would like to get them back to original type look. If there is no solution I will buy new ones but they are quite pricey. Thanks
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Old 04-30-2006, 10:13 AM
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I've had good luck with Mothers Back to Black. There are many good products out there for rubber restoration.
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Old 05-01-2006, 08:45 PM
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Back to Black is amazing, but the effect doesn't last forever, too bad!
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Old 05-06-2006, 07:04 PM
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I have never heard of "Mother's Back to Black" Where is the stuff sold?
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Old 05-14-2006, 06:45 PM
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Forever Black Bumper & Trim dye

I've tried back to black and black again. Neither holds up to water and washing.

Forever Black Bumper & Trim dye is the closest you'll get to repainting.
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Old 05-29-2006, 12:41 AM
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I use Mothers back to black, and to give it a nice shine I use Meguiars vinyl and rubber detailer. After I Use both these products I swear my rubbers look brand new and the shine will last for about 3weeks.
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Old 06-05-2006, 11:56 AM
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Forever black is great

This stuff is a dye so it will outperform the other non-dye based products. It comes in a gel form and easy to apply and lasts a really long time. I use it to restore and back to black on a yearly basis for maintenance.
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:12 PM
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I'm still futzing around with the black rubber. Peanut oil worked but made a mess. Have searched high and low for Back to Black, found it online but shipping was more than the product. Was looking at WalMart, no gotty...but I needed some new new flipflops so I headed toward the shoe dept. Spotty this Kiwi Scuff Cover, black color. Well, black is black, and 2 bucks, what the heck. I tried it on my black rubber trim.

Easy to apply, nice shiny black finish that looks good...so far anyway.
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Old 07-08-2006, 02:49 AM
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You can buy Mothers back to black in Walmart, and autozone.
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