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ArcticDak
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5/29/2002
17:02:49

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Hello,

I was looking for advice on a product that will help restore the plastic black door handles. They are faded and graying a bit.

Thanks,

Julie
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Gibson Exhaust, Quick D Intake, Quick D Throttle Body

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5/29/2002
17:46:41

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Armor-All...

~~Eric

Mother's Back To Black, try that



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5/29/2002
17:49:05

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Try Mothers back to black
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Wet n Black by turtle wax, wetnblack is made for tires but it works good, just requires a little more buffing.



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5/29/2002
18:27:53

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I took my handles off and primered/painted/clear coated them to match the truck. Black fading problem solved, FOREVER. ;)

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5/29/2002
18:48:24

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Hey SinCity, did you paint your handles with regular spray paint or do you have a paint gun.



ArcticDak
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5/29/2002
20:52:06

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Guess I will look into trying Mother's
Back to Black then. Thanks.



Julie
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5/29/2002
22:57:27

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I used spray paint... Plastic primer, Mopar color-code matched spray paint, and then plastikote clear coat.

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5/30/2002
10:30:57

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Back to Black. Apply it a few times over a few days.

Do not use Armor-All on anything. It will make your parts fade more quickly. Do not use any silicone based products.

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5/30/2002
18:03:35

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Thanks for the tip Handi2. I have not bought Back to Black yet, but assume that it is safe to use on the rubber around the windshield as well, right?



Julie
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V6 3.9L 4x2 Light Driftwood Satin Glow
Gibson Exhaust, Quick D Intake, Quick D Throttle Body

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5/31/2002
00:23:28

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Yupp, you can use it there too, works great -- I also use it.

I'm with handi on not using armour-all too, I've never been impressed with any of their products.



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5/31/2002
08:24:27

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i use turtle wax formula 2001 on my 94dakII and i love it. made mirrors, door handles, bumper, and all rubbers around door and windows and vent guards look like new. and its uv protective to. i have used armorall before and dont like it either. and another + is the price is right lol.



ArcticDak
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5/31/2002
16:17:35

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don94,

Is the turtle wax a liquid or a paste? Were the mirrors on your truck smooth or bumpy like the new ones?

Just curious.

Julie
2000 Dakota Quad Cab SLT
V6 3.9L 4x2 Light Driftwood Satin Glow
Gibson Exhaust, Quick D Intake, Quick D Throttle Body

Lesley
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5/31/2002
23:21:49

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I use Turtle Wax Color Magic (black) on scratches,
and faded plastic. I also used to wax my front
bumper with it until I finally got it repainted.
Meguiar's Vinyl Conditioner works really well too
on all interior parts and handles and mirrors. I
too have heard the warnings about Armor-A

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6/01/2002
03:05:51

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Hmmm, that is 2 for Turtle Wax, 3 for Meguires and 0 for Armor-all. Anybody else?

I probably won't be getting anything for a few weeks or so. All current Dakota funds (clear corners, detail stuff, ect.) have been diverted to cover the expense of a dog dental bill. How could such small teeth cost me so much money?!

Julie
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V6 3.9L 4x2 Light Driftwood Satin Glow
Gibson Exhaust, Quick D Intake, Quick D Throttle Body

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6/01/2002
09:25:43

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articdak: the turtle wax is in a spray bottle, and my mirrors are smooth. the 2001 also does great job on dash boards and i like that uv protection.



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