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Which is the best trim restorer ?

My mini has the oe mudflaps which are showing signs of fading on the plastic (I am very disappointed !) I tried a specialist plastic restorer product but after a few days the fading re-appears.
Black wow(who in the UK supplies this?) is a product I have heard a lot about on various forums. Is this the best product to buy? as I don't want to waste time and money on other stuff that does not do the job (my back to black spraying days are long gone!)

All advice appreciated, Ag.
 

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For my trim , beleieve it or not I use Armor all interior dash wipes with the gloss finish, about a fiver per tube of 25 wipes, Asda did have armorall products on BOGOF recently so i stocked Up. Gives a nice shine too
 

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I would give the mudflaps a clean with some all purpose cleaner, then apply a trim product. AG Bumper Care is good although I prefer Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel.

Elite Car Care sell Black Wow it's not cheap, £18.95 for a small bottle.
 

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I second that! I used it a lot on my old car and now use it on my mini, it's really good.
Another vote here for Autoglym Bumper Care. Used it on every car ive had now, find its best applied with small sponge, then allow it to dry and then go over it with a cotton cloth to remove any resiude, keep topped up every month :)
 

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Another vote here for Autoglym Bumper Care. Used it on every car ive had now, find its best applied with small sponge, then allow it to dry and then go over it with a cotton cloth to remove any resiude, keep topped up every month :)
And another - one good application and you dont need to do it again for a month. It just keeps on beading and even after a few washes it still does the trick. Plus its good at getting rid of polish marks too... ;)
 

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In the past, I used Autoglym bumper care on the trim around the roof (guttering), but now it has turned a sort of light grey/white colour! As this particular trim has a rougher texture than the wheel arch trim, what do you guys use to keep it looking like new?

Autoglym bumper care is good on the rest of the black plastic trim (wheel arches etc), but it gets streaked in the rain. For this reason, I use turtlewax back in a flash - I think this won an Autoexpress product award for the best trim cleaner...
 

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Cant beat Wet and Black for me, goes really black and shiny and lasts ages even through multiple washes!!!

AG Bumper care is also very good
 

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Found the MINI stuff to be very good and it doesn't clog etc...
 

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Found the MINI stuff to be very good and it doesn't clog etc...
This is the safest product ive used, find Autoglym and some other products end up drying out and fading the plastic arches further.

Friends GP arch trim had turned a brownish colour, tried some and it brought it up like new.
 

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I have got Black Wow, and it is fantastic!! You only get a small bottle, but a tiny pea sized amount will cover a good area (eg complete wheel arch and a bit). The secret is to use very little and work it in. It works better when it is sunny/warm.
I should think the bottle will last several years, I have done mine once so far, and that was several weeks ago, and after a wash it looks like new.
I also tried it on my brothers old Volvo which had some black trim which looked really grey and horrid. Nothing he had tried on it worked, but the Black Wow brought it up like new.
It is more time consuming to apply, but worth the effort.
You also get a masking card with it specially for Mini's.
 

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Another vote for Black Wow, expencive to start with but lasts ages, it's not wet 'n' black, google it to find a supplier, made by a guy in the states for MINI Exterior trim
 

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I'm now using Chemical Guys 'New Look Trim Gel' which can be used for plastic trims AND tyres:) Water just runs off!
 
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