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"Back to black"

The handle bars on my car are gray rather than black, I guess due to exposure. I have tried several plastics/leather cleanning products but fialed to bring the black color back.

I have heard about this "back to black" product by Mother's. Has anyone here used this product before and what is the result please?

What about "black Chrome" by Turtle Wax?

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I’ve used it and was not impressed – did not last long, did not “restore.� I used it on the rubber around my w123’s bumpers. The turtle wax product seems to last longer.
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a tiny bit of engine oil and ensure you clean off as much as you can, it works wonders i use it on all the exterior black plastic and rubber and have done for many years
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RE: "Back to black"

Much like jdc, I used Mother's Back To Black and wasn't too impressed by it, it works, but doesn't last at all. I switched to a different product after a couple of uses.

I use Turle Wax Product 2001, it comes in a neon green bottle with a white finger pump spray top, it's phenomenal. I recommend it for all trim, and use on the dash, I wouldn't use it on my seats and other leathers, but for stuff that is exposed to the sun alot, it's awesome.

TIP: mix up a bottle of 10:1 water/car wash soap mix in a spray bottle and go over the area around things such as antenna grommets, mirror trim, stuff like that, leaving the Product 2001 on the paint is not only harmful to the paint, but it creates a dull smudge where it is and will really stand out if the rest of the car is nice and shiney clean.


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RE: "Back to black"

found the best stuff is autoglym plastics and bumper care... works a treat on interior plastics too

most of these things have a certain amount of wax-remover in, as wax thats dries into the plastics makes them go grey/white also, hence the smudge marks on bodywork... ...I find it best to do plastics first, then wax, and just be careful around the plastics with the wax

engine oil is good on window rubbers, etc., as it helps prevent drying out and cracking
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Some people swear by Forever Black Bumper & Trim Dye. You can check it out here http://www.properautocare.com/fb-1k.html [;)]
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I just used BTB on my door handles on saturday and they look great. very dark. we'll see how long it lasts...
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