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    Just fitted my chrome fog surrounds today and a new aircon condenser while the bumper was off. I thought I'd have a go at trying to clean off the Mer bumper cleaner thats left a residue all over the black plastic grill. What can I use to get my black plastic back to black? Many thanks o wise ones!!

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    Answered your own question there fella, 'Back to black' will do the job although it dosen't last very long

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    Hot air gun them, will bring the release the chemicals to the top. The hot air gun is pretty effective on most natural plastic (i.e. un painted) but remove the bits from the car!

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    Wd40 works a treat! I always use it. Makes plastic look like new and shiney!

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    AG bumper care will sort it out no problem. Have some ear buds to get in to the corners.

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    Any silicone based plastic trim cleaner will work very well , i use it all the time and have passed on the tip to loads of people they now all do the same .
    Autosmart do several which even have a good lingering smell fruits of the forest and bubble gum being a couple .
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
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    Thanks for all the replies I went for the back to black today as a quick solution to my Mer incident. I now seem to have reduced the grey shadowing I had. Although I dislike the oily residue back to black leaves - due to my application technique. I will try the other products mentioned with exception of the peanuts - allergy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jow20 View Post
    Wd40 works a treat! I always use it. Makes plastic look like new and shiney!
    have to agree it also restore faded plastic and also great on rubber seals

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    WD40 is a simple way of doing it.. although it can feel a bit greases should you touch it and is a buigger when it comes to washing the car...

    Presently I am using my Checmical Guys trye dressing on the black timr on the LS (and there is allot of black trim on the out side of the car in this model) and it woks a treat!

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