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Hi all Donna recommends G4 tecniq permanent trim restorer. Just done mine with minis own bumper care treatment so jury is out. Bought it before her thread came out as was fed up with autoglyms gloopy gel. Looks nice till the first rain then goes streaky. Any one else any good suggestions. Olive oil was on one forum! Mmmm
 

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Hi Jeremy, I use Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel.

I think this is Good stuff.
Product is a clear gel almost glycerin type substance in appearance.
Easy to put on and goes a long way, buff off with a microfibre cloth.

Seems to last ages as well, highly recommended.
 

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Mac, do you have a Link where to buy this Stuff? I have been using Mother and it has been fairly good but I would not mind trying something new.
 

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Thank you Mac ill make a note and try it when the mini stuff runs out of it doesn't prove very good.
 

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Just another note.

When I clean my car, I always finish it off by applying some Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer spray.
Now this stuff has to be seen to be believed! Spray on, wipe over and wipe off with a clean microfibre.
Brings the paintwork up a treat and the water beading is first class.
Just recently I have also applied this to the black trim on the wheel arches etc (previously still looking good after the CG Trim Gel), and it seems to bring up the trim nicely.
As the weather gets warmer I will still used the Trim Gel periodically, but it just goes to show how good the Sonax is as an all rounder.

You can get the Sonax BSD from Amazon.
[ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/SONAX-287400-Xtreme-Brilliant-Detailer/dp/B007O9CXHI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426351904&sr=8-1&keywords=sonax[/ame]

Apply it after waxing (and after washing) and be amazed....
 

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ThAts a great tip thank you will try it.
 

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Yes heard of black wow. Very expensive in the uk though. Is it really as good as theye say?
 

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I used Black Wow on my car last week, yes not cheap but used very little doing all the plastic. The info card that came with it even has a cut line on it for Mini wheel arches to stop you getting it on the paint, although I don't think it is a problem.
 

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Mine were done in December as part of the detail package, with CarPro DLUX, which is essentially the same as GTechniq's product.

3 months of salt and winter grime washes and they're still black and slick.

The CarPro and Gtech are a bit expensive (per ml) and a bit tricky to use compared to the basic gels and sprays, but they're designed to be permanent treatments.

Plastic trim is one of the things I don't like detailing, so use one of these systems and you'll save yourself time and money in the long run, and they'll stay looking good!
 

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Mine were done in December as part of the detail package, with CarPro DLUX, which is essentially the same as GTechniq's product.

3 months of salt and winter grime washes and they're still black and slick.

The CarPro and Gtech are a bit expensive (per ml) and a bit tricky to use compared to the basic gels and sprays, but they're designed to be permanent treatments.

Plastic trim is one of the things I don't like detailing, so use one of these systems and you'll save yourself time and money in the long run, and they'll stay looking good!
Couldnt agree more, the Mini has loads of trim and would be a pain to keep redoing. I used Gyeon Trim, essentially similar to the Car Pro Dlux and Gtechniq C4, they last ages and require no maintenance. Prep is the key, the finish has to be free of dirt, grease or oils to ensure it bonds to the surface properly.
 

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Apparently Black Wow was developed by a Mini owner for Minis because he/she got fed up cleaning the plastic; may well bite the bullet after the mini stuff is gone but so far it's looking really good ; how long it'll last is anybody's guess-it has actually remained dry since I did it. incidentally the mini stuff was only £8 so good value
 

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I've used Turtle Wax Ice products for a while with great results. It's an easy to apply liquid wax (they also have a liquid clay bar that I don't use) that will not create a white residue on plastic. In fact, it makes plastic look incredible and lasts really well. I don't imagine its as good a wax as some of the others, but for black trim I really like it.
 

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now that sounds good saves those nasty white marks.
 
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