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Old 02-06-2010, 12:20 AM
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Exclamation Want your black plastic to look NEW????

Thanks to a buddy of mine for finding this out, if you want your plastic to look new again (mirrors, doorhandles, wiper panel,...etc) rub peanut butter on the plastic and then wipe away with a dry cloth. Looks great and smells great too haha. You really can't smell it afterwards, just a little pun .

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Old 02-06-2010, 12:41 AM
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While I understand you've had decent luck with it, it's far from permanent and you'll find yourself slathering Skippy on it frequently to keep it looking good...

The only permanent thing is replacement of the plastic piece but, even better, try a product like Black Wow (which I use in my detail business on client vehicles). Better yet, when it rains, you won't have peanut oil running down your vehicle...

It's a temp fix but, for something more permanent, it'd be better to avoid Jif.
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How's it taste? That'd be great for long road trips, just get out and start lickin your wiper cowl!

I think it's the oil in the peanut butter that brings the plastic back to life.
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Well of course its the oil. As far as I know, oil won't hurt the paint on the truck. I do this when I really clean and detail my truck. Not everytime I wash it. Creamy Jiff is a lot better that skippy btw.
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How's it taste? That'd be great for long road trips, just get out and start lickin your wiper cowl!

I think it's the oil in the peanut butter that brings the plastic back to life.
Or your bed rails!

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Well of course its the oil. As far as I know, oil won't hurt the paint on the truck. I do this when I really clean and detail my truck. Not everytime I wash it. Creamy Jiff is a lot better that skippy btw.
Have you tried chunky yet? Any issues with clogging up the drain holes on the cowl?

Wonder if jelly can be used for tire shine? If so, 2/3 of the way to a PBJ!

Sorry - couldn't resist.
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I though Meguiar's Trim Detailer was the best for unpainted plastic... I should try this peanut butter method!!
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While I understand you've had decent luck with it, it's far from permanent and you'll find yourself slathering Skippy on it frequently to keep it looking good...

The only permanent thing is replacement of the plastic piece but, even better, try a product like Black Wow (which I use in my detail business on client vehicles). Better yet, when it rains, you won't have peanut oil running down your vehicle...

It's a temp fix but, for something more permanent, it'd be better to avoid Jif.
Another vote for Black Wow. I've used a lot of products to restore and protect trim, BW is a lot more durable by far and a little bit will go a very long way.
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I'm telling you peanut butter is just as good
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:29 AM
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Peanut butter doesn't last anywhere near as long as Black Wow. If you are gonna use peanut butter you might as well use vegetable oil, it will do about the same thing.
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You can go to Wally World and get some of that turtle wax ICE syn.wax (the clear type) it works great on all the plastic pieces. it will last a few weeks.
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How's it taste? That'd be great for long road trips, just get out and start lickin your wiper cowl!

I think it's the oil in the peanut butter that brings the plastic back to life.
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:10 AM
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Thanks to a buddy of mine for finding this out, if you want your plastic to look new again (mirrors, doorhandles, wiper panel,...etc) rub peanut butter on the plastic and then wipe away with a dry cloth. Looks great and smells great too haha. You really can't smell it afterwards, just a little pun .
What in the world would have made you and your buddy use peanut butter? Did you guys win some kind of raffle or something, and got stuck with a year's supply of peanut butter and had to figure out other ways to get rid of it all?
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Another vote for Black Wow, and one for Ultimate Protectant. Dries nice and even
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I've been using that Meguiar's Supreme Shine Protectant...seems to work real well, rub it in with an applicator pad
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I've been using that Meguiar's Supreme Shine Protectant...seems to work real well, rub it in with an applicator pad
+1 for supreme shine.

mothers back to black seems to work pretty decently as well
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