Optimum No Rinse discolored plastic trim?

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  1. Gen5_EG

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    I tried for the very first time today some ONR that I just purchased from PakShak. My comments:

    1. the pine-sol-like smell didn't really get to me and it was okay
    2. it was super easy to use and straightforward
    3. my car didn't look dirty at all, but my MF towel told a different story


    and lastly, this issue:

    has anyone ever recognized or noticed the ONR discoloring plastic trim? I'm not sure if I just overlooked this and just noticed it today, but the plastic trim that is below my wipers looked really white and not at all the normal "gray" that they were getting to be. Could ONR be not safe for this? Or could it really be that my car is just being hammered by the sun and that's the true cause?
     
  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I've probably washed 3000 or so cars with ONR in the last 3 1/2 years and have never had a problem like that.

    Very typical for the plastic to fade like that. I see it on a lot of cars.
     
  3. Gen5_EG

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    thanks Scottwax! Any suggestions on how to restore it back to the black that they used to be?
     
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    There are plastic dyes that will bring the color back. A protectant (like Armor All, 303) will only be a temporary fix.
     
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    Krylon fusion black paint works like a champ, I had to paint my wiper cowl on my Frontier and now, 6 months later, it still looks great.
     

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