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Numark318i 09-03-2007 10:10 PM

Black trim Revamp...
 
so i know stores sell all sorts of crap to refinish black trim so it has a rich black color.

I got sick of paying so much money for a crappy product. So i decided to try something new. I used conventional motor oil to revamp my black trim.

Its been a week...and the trim has not lost any richness. Its working better then anything i have used before, and its cheap.


so it this bad for the trim? i mean the plastic is just oil..so it cant to much harm can it?

nick_318is 09-03-2007 10:59 PM

you do it on the e30?

Numark318i 09-03-2007 11:31 PM

i did it on both cars.

the 330 only needed it on the rear view mirror trim though.well and some of the window trim.

but yea both cars have a nice rich black finish

celsdogg 09-03-2007 11:33 PM

i dunno if its bad for the plastic or anything, but i would venture to guess that the oil is just sitting on top of it for the time being.

does it feel slick or greasy at all?

Numark318i 09-04-2007 12:06 AM

nope. the plastic soaked it all up.

RSF5 09-04-2007 12:10 AM

ooo I'm gonna try that.

RSF5 09-04-2007 12:13 AM

ooooo 2000 posts... sorry haha

Numark318i 09-04-2007 12:17 AM

2829 ftw. i feel like ive done more then that. what the hell

denyo77 09-04-2007 04:17 AM

mh, sounds great
lemme try it out....

Dudesky 09-04-2007 05:14 AM

Has it rained? I imagine it'll run when it gets wet.

Numark318i 09-04-2007 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dudesky
Has it rained? I imagine it'll run when it gets wet.

no but i have washed the car. and no running yet.

xsperf 09-04-2007 09:40 AM

wow, im totally gonna try that.. so you just buy an cheap oil and wet a rag and wipe it on? hey, i can actually buy oil thats like a dollar a bottle! yay

Numark318i 09-04-2007 10:05 AM

no wet rag.

heh. it wont go one evevly that way. dry rag.

and yea im just using 10w 30

xsperf 09-04-2007 11:41 AM

yes, i meant wet the rag w/oil

Exilion 09-09-2007 08:49 AM

Sounds like it makes sense. Nice tip man thanks for sharing it. I'm going to go renew my front grill once I get a chance.


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