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Some of the black plastics on my car have faded and I am looking to try to restore the color without having them glossy like they would be if i sprayed them. Would a matte spray paint hold up on there?

The cover right under the windshield that covers parts of the wiper setup has faded in the sun and I want to get it back to black...


And the hose on my power bleeder blew out and threw brake fluid all over the place. Now I have spots on my new grille that I cant get rid of.
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Anybody got a quick fix? If I have to paint them then i guess thats what Im gonna have to do. I tried to scrub the grille with different cleaners but it didnt do anything. And i ried sanding one of the smaller spots thinking it would come off, but it didnt. Any advise is appreciated.

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Make sure to use an eraser on anything that has gotten wax on it.
 

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If you use the automatic car wash you did.
 

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that, mothers back to black is a good product, but at best its looks good for a few days and a week at most. if you want something permeant try forever black...its actually a dye. talk to Lyonsroar i have never used it but he swears by it.
 

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You can actually use tire shine. I use tire shine on all the black areas on my car and it works really well.
 

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The cowl panel looks like it can be cleaned and dressed to fix it up. I'd say you're going to have to re-paint the fluid damage on the grill. Just make sure to clean them as good as you can before you apply any of the restoration products mentioned. Use a pressure washer or air hose to get in all the cracks and crevasses. If you don't want the grill to be shiny just don't use gloss paint. Use a satin or matte black.
 

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You can actually use tire shine. I use tire shine on all the black areas on my car and it works really well.
I tested out the tire shine on the wiper cowl and it worked great. It looks pretty much new. Now im interested to see how long it stays like that.
 

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For the Back to Black make sure you use a toothbrush or something similar to get all those dimples.
 

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Ive seen it last acouple rain storms. or sometimes until i was the car again. works great on the door handles if yours are the black plastic ones too. or the mirrors.
 

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Thw cowl is simple. I did it a few years ago. It still looks great. Topical dressings would not hold up here in Carolina. Here's a link to the cowl clean up.
The paint is holding up so well that I pulled the grill and sprayed it as well a few weeks ago.
IIRC the paint was DupliColor black trim matte finish.
 
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