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Old 30th January 2016, 02:19 AM
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Default Cheap solution for worn plastic trim

Hi all,

So the bumpers, plastic interior panels etc on my 91 'L' always look so worn ad tired. The black bumpers are a shade of grey, the blue interior panels especially in the tailgate area were brittle white/blue and I thought beyond repair.

I found this cheap solution on a Nissan forum in place of the expensive Armour All and other sprays...and less toxic!

*A cup of baby oil
*3-4 drops of dish liquid
*1/4 cup of water

Put it all in a coke bottle, shook it very well and poured it back into a spray bottle.

I sprayed it all on generously, soaked it, then just left it for about 15 mins then wiped it...worked a treat, especially on the brittle, dull interior panels which I thought would not come back.

Time will tell, to see if it lasts more than a few days, but fingers crossed.

Mocky.

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Old 30th January 2016, 03:10 AM
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Thanks, Mocky.

Keep us all posted on how it works out please .
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Old 30th January 2016, 05:11 AM
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Mocky,

Keep us posted. My Grey interior is ok, but my Blue one is fading, like yours. Must be a color thing, as the grey interior is about 4 years older, but has spent a lot of time in a garage, not sure of my Blue ones history.

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Hey all,

Silly me didn't take any before photos but I will share the afters. This car has grown up in the harsh sun of Western Australia, so it's no surprise the interior plastics were pretty dried out.

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Default Bumper solution

OK, so the solution previously mentioned was rubbish and didn't last more than a day. Scrub that.

However for bumpers, this is looking very promising. Before and after pics attached and it's called Duplicolor Bumper Coating. It was from Supercheap autos and was about $12. Bargain.

Just light sand first to smooth the plastic, then a few gentle spray coats. Dries very quickly and soaks into the plastic.

Fingers crossed!
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