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Old 09-03-2007, 09:10 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:59 PM   #2
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you do it on the e30?
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:31 PM   #3
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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
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:33 PM   #4
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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?
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:06 PM   #5
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nope. the plastic soaked it all up.
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:10 PM   #6
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ooo I'm gonna try that.
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:13 PM   #7
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:17 PM   #8
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2829 ftw. i feel like ive done more then that. what the hell
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:17 AM   #9
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mh, sounds great
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:14 AM   #10
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Has it rained? I imagine it'll run when it gets wet.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:37 AM   #11
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Has it rained? I imagine it'll run when it gets wet.
no but i have washed the car. and no running yet.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:40 AM   #12
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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
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:05 AM   #13
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no wet rag.

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

and yea im just using 10w 30
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:41 AM   #14
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yes, i meant wet the rag w/oil
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:49 AM   #15
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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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