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Old 3rd April 2017, 23:07   #1
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Default Black Mouldings on VTS Bodykit

How do people get them so black.

As mine are very faded with age like most I suppose.

Anyone on here paint them gloss or matt black?

Or are you just cleaning and dressing them temporarily all the time?

I also saw someone using a hot gun and peanut butter does this actually work?

Any help much appreciated?
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Old 7th April 2017, 20:35   #2
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Search for the how to guide in the styling section mate.The peanut butter trick won't last long.Yes you can spray them black,Bedford126 is the man to ask about bodywork.
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Old 23rd April 2017, 18:14   #3
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your best bet for a proper lasting job is get a bodyshop to do them, satin would look best IMO and I don't think they'd charge too much just for the bump strips
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Old 25th April 2017, 21:06   #4
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your best bet for a proper lasting job is get a bodyshop to do them, satin would look best IMO and I don't think they'd charge too much just for the bump strips
You're looking at over £200 in both sides front and rear, it's not a easy job to "just do them satin" still needs plastic prep primer black and satin clear.
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Old 29th September 2018, 00:15   #5
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if you can be bothered reapplying say every 2 or 3 weeks (longer if you don't wash it too much) then meguirs tyre gel works very well. Nice deep black and lasts better than most back 2 black type products (which don't tend to work very well anyway).

With the right preparation (proper degreasing) Gtechniq C4 works well for a semi permanent solution, though it costs a fair bit.
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Old 5th March 2019, 04:04   #6
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I use autoglym bumper gel to keep my bumpers glossy black..
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Old 5th March 2019, 21:44   #7
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any oil works, rub it in with a cloth and use another cloth to remove excess. it's only the oil in the expensive products that make them look black. baby oil, old engine oil etc etc.
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