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How to exterior plastic shine?

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    How to exterior plastic shine?

    I am curious as to how to make this perticular piece of plastic shine? I don't know the name of it but it is located behind the driver and passenger window. It is in the shape of a triangle and is black plastic. Well if you know what I mean, I am wondering how to make it shine? Mine is faded and has light scratches on it!

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    i know what you're talking about-they are hard to keep a shine b/c it's like a laminated plastic. I've tried tire stuff and leather stuff, and it just makes irredecent streaks.

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    Glass cleaner works for me..I usually clean it with good ole' soap n water while Im washing the car though.

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    I just buff them with 3M's plastic polish....
    I also do the same with my taillights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRHAWK9 View Post
    I just buff them with 3M's plastic polish....
    I also do the same with my taillights.
    I thought about that but I wasn't sure. I'll give it a try!

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    I use liquid glass car polish on them and they look good.

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    PlastX plastic polish followed up with a coat of Zaino Z2.

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    I've always just waxed mine with no problems.
    I have done that also--mine shine real nice.

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    3M makes them nice and shiny

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    I used plastic scratch remover and polish on mine and it shined for months after that one application.

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