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This is a discussion on clear coating the windshield valance within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; I'm talking about the plastic part that the windshield wipers lay on. After 7 years of direct sunlight, my windshield ...

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    clear coating the windshield valance

    I'm talking about the plastic part that the windshield wipers lay on. After 7 years of direct sunlight, my windshield valance is like salt-n-pepper black. I sometimes wipe some tireshine on there to turn it black, but what i'd really like to do is paint it and clear it.

    has anyone done this at all? do i have to paint it, or can i just clearcoat it? thanks!

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    I took mine off and repainted it with black trim paint

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    You could try using Back-to-Black made by Mothers. It is kind of a black dye that will polish it. It has worked for me.

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    i think i tried that and wasn't much satisfied. Definatly gonna have to blast it with a coat of paint in my book

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    just pull it off, sand it down shoot some plastic adhesive on it, then prime it, if you want it to look really good i would shoot it with a paint gun but if not a spray can would work, i would use glossy black, then you can eithor shoot clear over it with a paint gun or you can get clear in a can also. They will both turn out fine.

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    shouldnt be any problem to paint it... plastic is harder to paint but shouldnt be a problem. Any shop should do it for pretty cheap (Jake Sweeney auto Body in cinci etc)

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    thanks all!

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    I can't believe that yours is faded that much. I have had 2 F-Bodys. One 97 and the other a 98. Both have over 130,000 miles and no fade and they are not kept in a garage. I am interested in seeing a pick of the windshield valence? Any pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    You could try using Back-to-Black made by Mothers. It is kind of a black dye that will polish it. It has worked for me.

    That didnt work for me either ... Im intreseted in this as well .... Ive tried other products that darken it but after a couple of weeks is back to being faded ...

    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    I can't believe that yours is faded that much. I have had 2 F-Bodys. One 97 and the other a 98. Both have over 130,000 miles and no fade and they are not kept in a garage. I am interested in seeing a pick of the windshield valence? Any pics?
    I'll take some this weekend and post them ... here in Texas its gets pretty hot ... my car has been off and on garage kept ... but for the most part at least car covered ...
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    Actually, I could see the heat doing a good amount of damage to plastics and weatherstripping.

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