How To Restore & Protect Faded Plastic! – Chemical Guys

How To Restore & Protect Faded Plastic! – Chemical Guys


– What’s up, friends and family? Thanks so much for joining
us for another episode of Chemical Guys Detail Garage. Today we have a quick, must have tip on how to restore and protect your exterior
trim and plastic. Queue the intro. So today, obviously we’re outside
of the detail garage and I’m going to apologize for any kind of ambient noise already. But we’ve brought in this
2010 Dodge Challenger because as a lot of you guys have, or similar cars to this, they have this exterior plastic and trim which tends to get chalky or faded over years of UV rays, washing and waxing, or anything else that
can damage the finish. So, I’m gonna show you
how to apply a coating that’s gonna restore it and protect it and bring back that factory finish. But before we begin, we’re gonna wipe it down using one of my favorite quick detail sprays, P40. You can use your favorite waterless wash or quick detail spray. Or if you’re gonna do this
on the entire vehicle, you can also just simply wash the car. And using a soft microfiber towel, we’re just gonna wipe off any excess. You can also spray a
little bit on the towel, if you’re afraid of
scratching the surface. I know that these headlight lenses tend to scratch pretty easily. I’m just gonna wipe off
anything that’s on the trim, we’re also rolling the towel
and also on the paintwork. And I’m just gonna do
half just to give you guys a little comparison. Buff up any of the excess here. So now, I’m just gonna tape
off a little section here to give you guys more of a comparison. Using some two-inch painter’s tape, a lot of guys ask what
kind of paint tape we use, or what kind of tape in general. You wanna use something that doesn’t have a whole lot of tack because obviously that’s
gonna leave a residue or it can pull and peel paint. So, something nice and
soft like a painter’s tape is the best way to go. I’m simply gonna put it right
here, starting on the trim. Oh, Jesus. Alrighty guys, so we just finished taping
off the area around the trim. I had to grab a one-inch
tape for the smaller areas, where the bigger tapes
not gonna really contour. This is because we don’t wanna get any of the Carbon Flex Trim
on the actual paint. So, now we’re gonna
move onto the next step where I’m gonna put my gloves on, just some regular rubber gloves. And we’re going to use some Trim Clean, like I mentioned earlier, to remove any kind of grease or anything that can be on the surface so that we’re getting a sure bond. Because any kind of coating, whether it’s going on
your paint, glass, trim, you wanna make sure that
it’s going to bond correctly to the surface so it can
last as long as it can. So now trim cleaner, we’re just gonna spray
directly on the surface, or we can spray it onto
a microfiber towel. And just wipe of any of the excess. And that’s just gonna be
your surface prep spray. Use a nice, clean, soft microfiber towel. And this removes any kind of oils, or old dressings, anything else that’s gonna
inhibit a long-lasting bond. Make sure you get it all off
before you put the coating on because it needs to be fairly dry. Just buff off any of the excess. Okay, great. Now we can move on to the
actual coating process. So, we wanna grab our applicator block and a micro-suede applicator towel. And the reason we use micro-suede is because this is going
to spread a very even, fine coat without leaving
any high spots or lifting. Make sure it’s nice and tightly
wrapped around the block. And then using the Carbon
Flex C9 Trim Coating, now this is going to repel any UV rays, water spots, anything that’s gonna stain
and damage the finish. And it’ll last a few years. So now you’re gonna have a
nice protected deep gloss that’s gonna last through washes, it’s gonna last through being
out in extreme temperatures like hot weather in the desert or cold weather up in the mountains. And all you have to do is simply apply it to the applicator pad, inverting it so you don’t
spill it all over the place. And just work it into the
micro-suede towelette. That should be enough. And we’ll start down
here on the lower valance and spread it out nice and even, working it into the actual
plastic piece itself just like you’re putting on a dressing. Luckily, putting on a trim coating is a lot more forgiving than a paint coating, so you don’t really need
to worry about covering up your last pass or missing any high spots because it’ll absorb into the plastic and then you just buff off any excess. As you can see, a little bit goes a long way. You don’t need to constantly reapply but also we’re just
working on a small area. But when you’re working
on the paint again, when you’re putting any
kind of coating on there, you have to constantly
reapply it to your applicator because one, you’re working on a larger surface area, but also the paint kind of
absorbs the coating more than say your trim would. And already this is starting
to look a lot better, it bonds almost immediately
so we can move onto the rest of the vehicle. And in the meantime, if you guys wanna learn
more about this product, you can head over to our
website chemicalguys.com. If you have a car like this, or you just wanna learn more about this, drop a comment down below, we’ll try to answer you guys’ questions and be sure to like this video and as always, we’ll
see you guys next time right here in the Detail Garage.

26 Replies to “How To Restore & Protect Faded Plastic! – Chemical Guys”

  1. WOW…..
    What a difference..!!!!!!
    Same question as Jeff Rivers β€œ How long would an Application last”..?
    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Thanks.

  2. It Looks amazing I Need to get some for my 04 Corolla B- pillars & Cowl induction trim ! And Thinking of Using this Coating on my Dad's Truck!…

  3. I;M A NEWBE WHEN IT COME TO THESE THINGS ESPECIALLY WITH MY CAR BUMPER I HAVE A 2004 CHEVY TRACKER N THE BUMPER ON THAT CAR IT WAS BLACK WHEN I PURCHASE IT NOW IS GRAY TURNING TO WHITE . THAT'S A GREAT IDEA TO RESTORE THE ORIGINAL COLOR BACK TO BLACK . THANK U MR.NICK YOUR THE MEN. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. GOD BLESS

  4. Ive seen some videos of restoring most of them are just make up
    so this looks like the best one (really restoring).
    its just a bit too expensive 80dllrs.

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