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cleaning plastic mouldings

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by Roshin, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Roshin

    Roshin

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    Hi,

    I own a Fiat Punto MJD Active model, 2009 batch, medium grey colour, I am a beginner in the car world , started with PUNTO, looks like a good start :up

    My question is about cleaning plastic mouldings in the car such as door handles, the portion just below front wipers etc.

    After a car wash , all these areas turns to a dirty grey colour. Do we have any polish or something to make them black again? Can I use the same polish for interiors?

    Thanks,
    Roshin
  2. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Welcome Roshin...
    Whenever I give my car for wash and alignment every 5k km (approx 2months interval) at Kulathungal motors all greyed-out-black-portions returns to black. Dont know what they do but the 350/- for washing is worth it. Atleast the dash polish remains till the next wash and I never wipe my dash. I never open my windows to let the dust in, so I don't know what I should wipe out from there ::O
  3. Roshin

    Roshin

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    Thanks for the quick reply Pran. However my question is still open :confused1

    Have you ever done waxing? How much do they charge?
  4. rameshjoshi

    rameshjoshi Amatore

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    Pune
    You can ask for something called Dashboard Polish.
  5. sharma_sanjeevin

    sharma_sanjeevin Regolare

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    Mumbai
    +1, i am also using the Waxpol / Armorall Dashboard Polish for the outer plastic mouldings, it gives a very good shine and fresh look to them.
  6. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Formula 1 protector dash polish, F1 has all sorts of stuffs for cleaning like tyre foam, wax polish, dash polish. I use tyre foam sometimes and it is good. No need to scrub out the dirt, lazy me :evilsmile
  7. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Chandigarh
    Grande Punto 1.3
    I would like to add that the plastic near the front wipers gets dirty very easily.
    Here is what I do. I take a pinch of surf excel on a wet cloth and rub it to form some lather. Then I wash this plastic after cleaning it with this detergent.
    I'm very happy with the results and it is very easy method as well.
  8. gautamkhadse

    gautamkhadse Regolare

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    Pune
    The detergents and shampoos tend to make the plastics dull and grey . I recently went out to get some dasboard polish and one of the shops had Roberts Dashboard Polish . Its manufactured by PIDLITE the guys who make fevicol . Intially I was not sure if it would be good but it worked wornder . One small pouch worth 10 Rs was enough for the 4 doors , DAS and the plastic near the wipers and it stayed nice and black for a long long time . The dash is till shining after 4 weeks ....
  9. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Chandigarh
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Thanks. I will try out some good dashboard polish as some area on my dash was left unpolished because they did not remove the dashboard lamination completely. Does not look good to me now.
    Also, the surf excel method is only for the plastic near front wipers. But, I will not use detergents etc even on that in future.
  10. Vroom

    Vroom Amatore

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    I am using dashboard polish too, but the problem is there is too much shine that it creates making the plastic look very cheap. Do you know of any polish that will give a finish of matte and not the shine??

    Vroom

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