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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 28-Dec-2016, 03:06 AM (379)
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i have tried almost all the products recommended in this thread and i can say that the best by far is boiled linseed oil. available from hardware stores in a 1 litre bottle so its very very cheap. you only need a very small amount on a rag - wipe on - wait 5 - buff off. lasts for months even if you wash every week. google it. lots of recommendations for black plastics on cars.
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Shineola!

That's it. Try black shoe polish. Or not.

I has this stupid MG Midget, it had black bumper covers. I was trying to sell it. The shoe polish trick covered up the weather worn bumper covers just fine. Be sure to buff it out.
Not one of my better ideas, but it did work.

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i have tried almost all the products recommended in this thread and i can say that the best by far is boiled linseed oil. available from hardware stores in a 1 litre bottle so its very very cheap. you only need a very small amount on a rag - wipe on - wait 5 - buff off. lasts for months even if you wash every week. google it. lots of recommendations for black plastics on cars.
Just be careful of BLO on your rags - they can/will spontaneously combust if left saturated/crumpled. I use it with my other hobby (wood working) and I tested it out for kicks - sure enough, FIRE!

I use Pledge on my bikes. Once I tried it, I never went back (and so much cheaper than Honda detailer/other brands etc). It works as well as any other thing I've used, I love it, and the bikes have a lemony fresh scent

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Just be careful of BLO on your rags - they can/will spontaneously combust if left saturated/crumpled. I use it with my other hobby (wood working) and I tested it out for kicks - sure enough, FIRE!

I use Pledge on my bikes. Once I tried it, I never went back (and so much cheaper than Honda detailer/other brands etc). It works as well as any other thing I've used, I love it, and the bikes have a lemony fresh scent
sorry i should have mentioned the safe disposal of the rag or applicator used for linseed oil. i soak mine in water and throw them out
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