Keeping Wheel Flares Black ?

Submitted: Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 10:21
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I'm looking for a good product that will keep the flares on my Ranger from going a ''sorta grey'' colour.
I've tried quite a few products that are supposed to be the best since sliced bread but find that once used you have to redo it every few weeks.

Products like Armoral tend to go grey after a few weeks in the WA sun

I don't mind doing it once in a while , but I do like to spend some time behind the wheel driving it, not outside polishing every few hours,

The worst was Meguires , that left a film over everything, especially where I got a little on the duco.
The only thing that cleaned that off was petrol and hard scrubbing.

I'm not a fanatic with my vehicles , but I do like to keep them in good condition and ready to "go " when I need / want to without a great deal of extra work.

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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 11:34

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 11:34
I have a Prado 120 and a Ford Focus with black decoration bits.
I am using the Tire Shine in a spray can from SuperCheap or even the Dollar Shops.

Its a silicone based spray and a quick spray and then a buff, gets the black colour back. Waterproof too.

May have to do it once a month depending on the severity of the weather.

Try it; a cheap exercise and no harm can be done.

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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 12:41

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 12:41
Try Wipe New on the trims, it has UV protection too so should last a lot longer than simple cover ups like Armour All and silicone type sprays.

Clean the trims very well with warm water and auto detergent, dry really well, then do the product application.

You might have trouble finding them in the regular auto stores, if you have any probs finding it, look me up Adelaide PDR (Google it, 2nd down) and I can send you over a couple of single use packs, I get them really low cost, so you'd get them way less than auto store anyway if they had them.

We use them all the time on exterior (and interior) trims, great product.
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Follow Up By: noggins - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 at 19:39

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 at 19:39
Thanks for the info.
Is that stuff the same as used on headlights after clearing off the discoloured stuff ?

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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 at 19:46

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 at 19:46
Yep, but that's a very specialised process, rather than the simple moulding scrub up, dry, and wipe product over.
If not done right, headlights are not as easy to do and have last as they should.
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