Black plastic trim cleaning and rejuvination.

21 April 2012 

One of the most asked questions we get is about how to enhance and maintain the fading textured black plastic trim on late model cars. So I thought it might be a good idea to write this quick guide on the topic!

We know there are a lot of ?purpose? labeled products out there that claim to do all sorts of things when used on these trims, but again we have one hidden away in our range that is absolutely ideal, giving better results that anything else we have so far found.


It is our Tyre Sheen, the  unique properties that are so great for the rubber work the same on this hard black (or grey) plastic as well. It is easy to use, cleans, protects, does not dry greasy or attract dust, smells great and leaves a perfect, long lasting finish to the areas it is used on.




Firstly, ensure the plastic is clean, dry and not in the sun/ warm to touch. So doing this in the shade is a good idea.  Our Vinyl Care is a great cleaner for plastic, best used after washing the car, just spray into an applicator and wipe it down, for more harder to clean marks, like cleanser, polish, wax stains, use a light nail or toothbrush to clean the areas well, then dry the area off with a microfibre cloth. If the plastic is pretty clean, you can get away with washing the car as normal using a solution of the Auto Body Gel.


Casey, remove the jewellery before you work on the car!

Making sure the area is dry, spray the Tyre Sheen into an applicator. We use our microfiber interior pads, but you can use a small piece of sponge as well.  Spray about 3 or 4 squirts, about 10cam away into the applicator.


Ahh no jewellery, a lot better.. Always apply with an applicator.

Apply the product, using the applicator to the plastic trim, using fluid movements to get a good and even application. One or two runs over the trim is usually enough, but do as you see fit to get the best finish.


Makes a noticeable difference... especially with no rings and bangles there.

It dries quickly, so there is no need to wipe it down when you are done. If you get some reside on the glass, paint or other eras that are not plastic, you can easily clean it off with a microfibre cloth.


That?s it, you?re done! To maintain the surfaces, just reuse like this whenever the plastic is looking like it needs it, we find it is usually every few months. this is ideal for cowl plastic, mirrors, stone protectors/ flaps, bumper trims, grills, the list runs on and on. So go out and and give it a go!

If you have any questions, please email or FREECALL our office on 1800 351 308.

Love your car,

Dan Bowden