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      04-27-2011, 04:03 AM   #1
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Keeping trim Black and not spotted....

Whats your methods? I haven't really tried to apply any products as of yet, I have a few that I have used in the past, but looking to see what others are doing.
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      04-27-2011, 07:39 AM   #2
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Rubber Seals

The seals on most vehicles are no longer made of natural rubber; vehicle manufacturers use a specialized synthetic material called ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM). Natural rubber, or blends containing natural rubber, just cannot endure the direct exposure to sunlight (ultraviolet light) and the harmful-to-rubber oxidizing gases in our atmosphere.

The seals around the vehicles lights (headlights, brake and indicator lights, etc) and the soft seals around doors, windows, sunroof’s, hood and trunk are constantly being flexed and compressed all the while being subjected to a hostile environment. For maintenance use a product that contains glycerine to maintain the look and feel of the material

Periodically clean using Iz einszett 'Plastik-Reiniger' an intensive, non-corrosive, non-acidic two-phase deep cleaner for that removes grime build-up thoroughly and effortlessly, these chemicals restore the original texture, tactile feel and resiliency

Protection – using 1z einszett Vinyl Rubber Care & Potectant "Tiefenpfleger” provides a temperature-resistant seal and a low-shine matte finish Dust-resistant and retards the fading effects of UV rays to keep exterior ‘rubber’ and vinyl looking like new.

Ultra violet (UV-B) protection is a sacrificial / renewable component; this is due to the UV protection layer being degraded by exposure to the elements (sun, sand, road or sea salt, and etc) so it is imperative that you renew it and needs to be re-applied on a regular basis (dependent upon location climatic condition)

Alternative products- 1z einszett Gummi-Pflege rubber protective, durability measured in months it has a little sponge on top of the bottle so you always get the right amount of product on your weather-stripping or rubber seals. Once applied to rubber they will take on a dark but natural shine. Use bi-annually to provide protection to avoid rubber from hardening or freezing.

Highly recommended

• Iz enzett Gummi Pflege (Rubber Care)
• Zymol Seal - a natural plant anti-oxidizing agent, it will prolong the useful life of the seal by restoring the original moisture and resist tearing and sticking
• Wurth Rubber Care Gel Stick - is silicone-free, biodegradable, and water repellent
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      04-27-2011, 07:58 AM   #3
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Ohhh, no, i wasnt talking seals, I am talking the trim accents around the windows.... chrome on non M, and black on M sports. Metal in any regard.
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      04-28-2011, 07:51 PM   #4
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      04-28-2011, 08:05 PM   #5
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I haven't found the right product for the shadow trim either. Waxes, polishes, sealers haven't made a difference. It looks faded in some spots. My car doesn't spend much time outside. Just driving time.
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      04-28-2011, 08:21 PM   #6
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Yeah, its terrible as it looks like its almost wearing out the color. I have used armor all to keep it wet looking and solid black, but I know there should be something that is made to help this sort of thng.
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      04-29-2011, 04:14 AM   #7
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CLOSE THREAD:

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=215977

Solution found in sticky... whodathunkit lol
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