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Just interested to find out what you guy's put on the external Plastics around the Arches and bottom of the Doors ?

I think the R-Line has colour matched bits, so only really interested in the more standard black plastic bits on the other trims levels.

Mine tend to suffer with water marks quite badly, but do clean up when the car is washed.

There is a whole load of products out there, but just wondered if anyone used anything.

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Tbh, i paled when I saw how much plastics the t cross has. Theres plenty of trim products out there but most dissipate relatively quick and running the rain looking terrible. I think im just going to wash n dry as long as their not faded (not an issue for years). Once you start you havevto keep it up.

I did find out when i waxed the paint getting to clise leaves a terrible white stain on them. Keep away in future.

If i had to say a trim product id probably go with meguires. Messy to apply but looks good on. Halfords.
 

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The R line does have black plastic around arches but not along sides. A friend of mine swears by Amorall www.armorall.eu - quite a useful little website actually. You can get it in Halfords seemingly. He recommends the gloss finish as opposed to matt.

R line DSG 115 in Makena Turquoise
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Only generally on eBay or specialist Detailing Sites - CarPro Perl Is a superb product. You can dilute down 50/50 if you want a regular wipe over after each wash to maintain an as new look or use neat on more faded areas. It's non greasy so doesn't tend to streak when wet. Used it for years. I apply with some washing up sponges cut into three, then just throw away after each time.
 

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Rich2508 said:
Only generally on eBay or specialist Detailing Sites - CarPro Perl Is a superb product. You can dilute down 50/50 if you want a regular wipe over after each wash to maintain an as new look or use neat on more faded areas. It's non greasy so doesn't tend to streak when wet. Used it for years. I apply with some washing up sponges cut into three, then just throw away after each time.
Was just about to post this as well. Perl is fantastic and so easy to use. Quick spray and wipe and my Transporter bumpers look like new.

https://carpro.uk.com/products/perl-plastic-engine-rubber-leather-500ml
 

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Rich2508 - do you mask the car before spraying in case it gets on paint? Also, have you tried it on your tyres yet?
I use diluted 3:1 in a spray bottle. Easy enough to use after every wash. Any over spray just wipes off paintwork.
 

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I have always used Back to Black, but the Perl sounds interesting after just researching it. Bottom line is avoid getting polish on the black bits at all cost.
 

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Rich2508 - do you mask the car before spraying in case it gets on paint? Also, have you tried it on your tyres yet?
I put some in a small atomiser spray bottle so Easier to control, spray on and then spread the mist over the plastic with the bit of cut up sponge.

I only use it on tyres on my show car when in Concours competitions as it gives a less glossy natural finish, but overall not brilliant on tyres. I prefer Autobrite Well Dressed on tyres, very similar to Meguiars Endurance
 

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Whats your show car?
 

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Whats your show car?
Completely original, unrestored , had it over 30yrs.

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Wow !!!!!
 

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Beauty,,,,, i had an edition one g60 among other mk'2s .... sold the bugger though. Love the vw show scene
 
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