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Deez Nutz
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I bought this, and it did this. Like a noob, I have never used actual trim dye...I just used that mothers "back to black" crap that wears off in 3 days.

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I did the bumper trim as well.

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Pretty happy for 9 bucks.
 

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Nice job! I used duplicolor flexible bumper and trim coating, I prefer it to forever black and products like that but you have to spray it on rather than use the applicator style.

Are you going to change your exhaust tip?
 

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I'm doing the rest of the car tommrrow. It already looks so much better.

Faded trim/tires/rubber always drives me nuts.

No, no plans to change the tip. It's the JT doublewall one, and I like it.
 

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Yes, that stuff definately works wonders for tires. I might use it for the plastic side skirts since I dont want to remove them to spray.

The exhaust looks good, I first glanced at it and it looks like you backed up into something and shoved the tip onto the exhaust haha. No offense ;)
 

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The exhaust looks good, I first glanced at it and it looks like you backed up into something and shoved the tip onto the exhaust haha. No offense ;)
None taken. :)

You should have seen it when I got the car. Backing into something would have been an improvement. Shit was terrible.

Forever black really is full of win.

Looks great!
Hell yes it is. I hope it lasts for a while.
 

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Holy shit.


That is awesome. It seems like that works better than kiwi leather dye, looking at the pics. I'll be buying some of the 'forever black' soon; back to black gets old, reapplying it every 2 weeks.
 

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I don't have a garage, so my car gets pretty beat up by the sun/rain(not to mention broken sprinklers all over the complex that spray my car almost daily).

It seems to last me about 2-3 months, depending. Should be good for plenty more than that if you take better care of your car than I do(which is almost a given).
 

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You will get years out of forever black. I have to say that I am slightly dissappointed at the longevity of Duplicolor trim coating, I had to scrape it off on all the side moldings because it had flaked off in certain areas.
Just remember whatever you choose to lay it thin.
 

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Hmm, I may try that trim paint on me SE skirts tomorrow. It think they have it at the parts store by my house.



I don't see actually painting those body color anytime soon.
 

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Just to clarify, the coating started to flake because I layed it down way too heavily on coats. I repainted them after scraping them off (a pain!) and put down 5-6 coats, lightly this time ;)

Forever Black is best on textured trim. On smooth trim it tends to streak.
 

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Forever Black is best on textured trim. On smooth trim it tends to streak.
This is true.

I put it on the strips at the bottom of the windows, and it's a bit streaky.

It looks great on everything with a texture though. Today I'm doing the rest of the trim, and some of the plastics as well (strips on side of windshield, plastic at base of windshield)

I also scored a can of trim paint, so I'm going to do the SE skirts in that. I hope the shine matches the rest of the trim.
 

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Yeah, that stuff works pretty well. Good improvement :)

You going to use it on that one painted piece of door trim?
Suck it, Trebek.


I have an unpainted one. It's in my basement. I had it in my %$&^#$ hand the other day, and I set it down somewhere.

I need to find it, and put it on. I spent 20 minutes looking for it today, and it made me irate that I could not find it.

Also, I did the SE skirts with the trim paint. It looks almost exactly the same shade as the stock trim.

I think I will do the SE lip black tomorrow as well, it looks a bit odd to have the lower rear bumper strip black, the side skirts black, and have a body color front lip.
 
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