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Old 07-11-2019, 04:14 PM   #1
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Black plastic exterior care

I'm sure this has been asked and answered a 100 times, but once again.
What is everyone using to keep there black plastic fenders from fading? Our new 2019 bullet has these along with black decals. I've read mixed reviews on Amazon about 303. Any thoughts on best products?
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:40 PM   #2
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Black plastic and sun = fade. I've never been able to stop it, maybe someone else has. If you treat the plastic often enough you might be able to stop it but waiting 90+ days with it sitting outside, especially in W TX, it is going to fade.

I keep my trailer in an enclosed building so I've eliminated that problem. Before I did I used Armor All - doesn't work except for when apply plus about a week. Waxes etc., same thing. I began using 303 and it worked the best of everything I tried. Now I use it on the entire RV with good success. Even with 303, and the trailer subjected to high doses of heavy sun along with the elements every day, you need to put it on about every 60 days or something will start to "age" as best I can tell.

As far as Amazon "mixed" reviews; I just did a quick scan of 303 on Amazon and the ratings were 4.5 - 5 on everything I looked at. To me, that's not too "mixed".

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=aerospace...b_sb_ss_i_1_10
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:08 PM   #3
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If the fenders are far gone you might try Krylon Fusion spray paint. You might have to look for it, or Amazon has it. I've used it on all the exterior plastic on my Bigfoot....top refrigerator vent, stove vent, electrical outlets, light housings, etc. No particular prep work, just wipe most of the dirt off, mask around, and spray.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:53 PM   #4
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I have been using 303 for years but about six months ago I tried "CarGuys Plastic Restorer" and it brought the rubber and plastic on my '04 back like new. It is almost time for another coat but the south-west Florida sun is brutal on everything. I got it on Amazon of course. So far very impressed.
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:14 AM   #5
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On my vehicles and the trailer fenders I use Mothers "Back to Black" spray, works great, available at the auto parts stores.
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:25 AM   #6
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Try this stuff. worked great on previous TT and vehicles.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:48 AM   #7
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Like Gearhead above, I painted all the yellow sun faded plastic (every bit of plastic, and also the Al window frames) on my TH with Krylon and it really brought appearance of the trailer back to life. I'll eventually do the same to the black plastic on my Premier. A big plus is that after painting, maintenance is drastically reduced for the plastic.
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:42 AM   #8
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At this point it's a new trailer which was indoors in the showroom for quite awhile. All is still black, just wanting to keep it that way.

I will be looking at all these. Thanks
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