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Old 06-25-2014, 06:31 PM   #1
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303 aerospace for your hardtop

recently bought 303 and have been using on fenders and bumpers. anyone use on their hardtop?

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Old 06-25-2014, 07:26 PM   #2
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I do, on my lights, bumpers, fenders and hard top.

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Old 06-25-2014, 09:46 PM   #3
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I special ordered some 303 a couple years ago and used it for several months.

Perhaps I'm the only one, but for me it was a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT and didn't function as others have posted.

Not bashing product here, just adding my experience. I never could tell what it did if anything, and the greying of the black plastic parts just continued worsening.

Finally got other products that worked fine.
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I special ordered some 303 a couple years ago and used it for several months. Perhaps I'm the only one, but for me it was a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT and didn't function as others have posted. Not bashing product here, just adding my experience. I never could tell what it did if anything, and the greying of the black plastic parts just continued worsening. Finally got other products that worked fine.
What are you using?
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My son bought a bottle of 303 about five years ago and I was not impressed. I was looking for the "shine" of other products. Fast forward to 2014...I use it on hardtop and all black plastics since reading about it on this forum. Today I found a little added perk. My pet peeve is wax residue left on black plastics. Seems like no matter how hard I try some wax will end up on black plastics. I have tried numerous cleaners from car parts store with no success. Problem solved, 303 takes it right off. Other chemicals cover the residue up until the product dries then white junk is right back. Not with 303. I am ordering a gallon to attack motorhome next.
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I've been using 303 on my tires and all black plastic, including the inside of my wheel wells for years (various vehicles). It leaves a satin finish, as opposed to a gloss. Works great.
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I special ordered some 303 a couple years ago and used it for several months.

Perhaps I'm the only one, but for me it was a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT and didn't function as others have posted.

Not bashing product here, just adding my experience. I never could tell what it did if anything, and the greying of the black plastic parts just continued worsening.

Finally got other products that worked fine.
O.K., I live in HOT Arizona..
The sun is very hard on paint and plastics in my area, but we don't have to worry about rust....

I tried all of the different products available, on my TJ. Where the fenders had faded to a light gray.
I experimented with TW Ice, Mequires, Aero-space 303, and Back to Black.

The best that I found was the Back to Black for the fenders. Two coats and really rub it in with a sponge, and then buff with a towel when dry. This restored my light gray fenders back to a deep satin finish Black.

On my 2013 JK, I use it on the fenders and bumpers, but have found that the Aero-space 303 works the best on the hard top.

It's important to follow the directions when applying both of these products.
It has now been over 6 months since I applied these products, and so far, they both look like I just applied them.

As for my Black paint, well the only polish that I have found, that doesn't leave smear marks behind, is Mothers Brazilian Carnuba wax cleaner. It gives you that deep wet high gloss appearance, and it's easy to apply!!!!!!!!

Since these products hold up under the harsh Arizona sun, then they should provide excellent protection, just about any place......
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I agree that from a pure appearance perspective 303 may not always the best but from a protection perspective it seems to bond/penetrate better than anything so it lasts longer. However, unlike Back to Black it doesn't make the fenders black/blacker. I use B2B on the fenders when to cover up wax spots from waxing the body.

I usually wax the top but it tends to create a hazy film after a while. I will order another gallon of 303 so I can try it on the hard top.
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Love 303 for fenders/mirrors. Makes my 10 year old LJ look new.
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:31 AM   #11
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Love 303 for fenders/mirrors. Makes my 10 year old LJ look new.
Have used all products mentioned above Mequires Super Shine by far the easiest - best shine - works best in shade & cool.

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