Cleaning airbumps

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Matressontheside
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Cleaning airbumps

Post by Matressontheside » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:56 pm

I have seen recommendations for back to black products but I really want to know which ones last the longest. So these two bad boys start the experiment and I know they are crap but we need a control and they are left overs from previous cars (that needed very little of this TLC). So it's turtle v car plan and turtle was easier to apply but finish is currently identical. But lts the length I'm interested in. So join in the experiment n let's nail the best product for staying power. Will post an update in a week or so. K

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Re: Cleaning airbumps

Post by Keith » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:42 pm

Matressontheside wrote:I have seen recommendations for back to black products but I really want to know which ones last the longest. So these two bad boys start the experiment and I know they are crap but we need a control and they are left overs from previous cars (that needed very little of this TLC). So it's turtle v car plan and turtle was easier to apply but finish is currently identical. But lts the length I'm interested in. So join in the experiment n let's nail the best product for staying power. Will post an update in a week or so. K
I would be careful as I do believe the handbook says to use nothing but water on the airbupmps. Myself and I do believe many on here use Auto Glym Vinyl And Rubber Care without any problems with great results.

I'm not saying don't use what you are using but just be careful.
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Re: Cleaning airbumps

Post by ran » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:37 am

Keith wrote:
Matressontheside wrote:I have seen recommendations for back to black products but I really want to know which ones last the longest. So these two bad boys start the experiment and I know they are crap but we need a control and they are left overs from previous cars (that needed very little of this TLC). So it's turtle v car plan and turtle was easier to apply but finish is currently identical. But lts the length I'm interested in. So join in the experiment n let's nail the best product for staying power. Will post an update in a week or so. K
I would be careful as I do believe the handbook says to use nothing but water on the airbupmps. Myself and I do believe many on here use Auto Glym Vinyl And Rubber Care without any problems with great results.

I'm not saying don't use what you are using but just be careful.
+1
and I used to apply STP sun of a gun. Very easy to apply (just spray and wipe) and it's non oxide and can be applied on every plastic surface. But as said before the manual says to use only water.
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Re: Cleaning airbumps

Post by Cirias » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:41 am

I've been using Astonish black bumper and trim spray, and I don't really know if it's made much of an impact. The bumps do look good, but no idea if they would look the same just washing with water?
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Re: Cleaning airbumps

Post by Vacuman » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:25 pm

For a £1 the Astonish is great for day to day sprucing up. I've found that the Autoglym stuff leaves a protective layer helping to repel dirt, always an advantage. The black stuff from ebay (K2 Pro Bono - £5.95) is also good as it adds a bit of colour back; fine scratches etc.

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Re: Cleaning airbumps

Post by Matressontheside » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:47 pm

Didn't take long to start fading. The streaks are the bit that makes a new coat a necessity (if you want to keep the bumps black). I will see how it goes as the Carplan is clearly best of these two. Does autoglym last well?

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