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05-26-2013 10:32 AM
legitposter What I have learned is there is no product that is a one-time deal with protect plastics and rubbers. It doesn't exist. Your best option is to buy a cheap product and apply is frequently.

I use Turtle Wax's plastic/rubber protectant. I literally soak the bumpers and rubber in it every 3 weeks. They shine like new. I mean they literally shine to where they look like they're wet.

I did this on my previous vehicle, a Compass, and it kept the plastic bumper and rubber areas shiny for the two years I had it.

So cheap + frequent gets my vote.
05-26-2013 09:46 AM
jdyowa I used to use this stuff called Black Chrome. It lasted forever and was cheap. Can't find it anywhere now.
05-26-2013 07:02 AM
motoringmike Remaining faithful to the OP's question - I have used Wipe New and it lasts a long time. I have a MINI with plastic fender trim all the way around and it was the only product I found that made the trim look new without having to reapply often. I only put the Wipe New on once and it looks just as good as the day it was applied several (8) months later. I have tried many other plastic shine restoring products and it's the best one yet. Black Wow is good too. The worst was Turtle Wax Trim Restorer (had to reapply often and it turned your fingers black if you touched the trim)
05-25-2013 08:23 AM
i_like_jeeps Here is a video from an auto detailer that uses wipe new. He seems to like a lot.

How far does 1.5oz of Wipe New
04-01-2013 08:37 PM
wcbardwell
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Originally Posted by jeepwrangler2011 View Post

I understand but its getting wiped off just about right away its not like its being applied and sitting on it till it drys. It's worth a shot because I have had minimal luck with the commercial products so if this ends doing the same thing it's no worse. We will find out though, but right now it works great. lol. I appreciate the concern and feed back though. I just hate how faded those bad boys have gotten already its only going to get worse with the summer sun down here. Guess ill figure something out.
I know all about summer sun... I'm in Deep South Texas... Can't get much further south before you need your passport... That sun can sure wreak havoc on vehicles... Good luck!
04-01-2013 06:19 PM
jeepwrangler2011
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Originally Posted by wcbardwell View Post
I've heard of peanut oil before... Actually quite a bit... I'd be worried about the oil degrading and breaking down... My wife cooks with it and after a while, a sticky film develops on the pans that only some heavy elbow grease and a heavy-duty scouring pad can get off... For me, I'd rather stick to something commercial and just take care of it every 2-3 months...
I understand but its getting wiped off just about right away its not like its being applied and sitting on it till it drys. It's worth a shot because I have had minimal luck with the commercial products so if this ends doing the same thing it's no worse. We will find out though, but right now it works great. lol. I appreciate the concern and feed back though. I just hate how faded those bad boys have gotten already its only going to get worse with the summer sun down here. Guess ill figure something out.
03-31-2013 12:31 PM
wcbardwell I've heard of peanut oil before... Actually quite a bit... I'd be worried about the oil degrading and breaking down... My wife cooks with it and after a while, a sticky film develops on the pans that only some heavy elbow grease and a heavy-duty scouring pad can get off... For me, I'd rather stick to something commercial and just take care of it every 2-3 months...
03-31-2013 12:26 PM
jeepwrangler2011 Ok so I never used the wipe new, after my Dad tried it on his car everything we thought was good but after it had time to dry it streaked really bad and it looks awful. The instructions do say if it streaks your pretty much up the creek without a paddle. When my dad was applying it he took his time and followed the directions while he was applying it he said there was no streaking at all but once it started to dry it did some how. Once I saw it that was enough to turn me off of using it, I don't want my fenders and bumper all spotted up and I know each car is different and the product reacts differently to that but it still scared me. So I started looking around for other methods to clean the black trim and I saw a post from another thread so I have to credit to that poster put some one else was looking for something to use on the black trim as well and a guy said to try peanut oil no really. So he swore by it and it would bring the shine back along with pulling off whatever product you currently had applied to it. I've now done this twice and it works perfect and it does bring the shine back and leaves a form of protectant because water seems to repel off of it. To apply it, wash your jeep and fenders and bumper then get a applicator pad and pour about a quarter size or maybe a little bigger amount to the pad and just apply it, you may have to put a little elbow grease to it. Apply it to one fender then go and apply it the rest and then when your done go back to the first fender you started with and take a microfiber towel and just wipe it off and you will see a nice original shine. After the first time I use it my towel was black from all the stuff it had pulled off, I did it a second time second a couple weeks later after it had rained I washed the jeep and fenders and cleaned them with the peanut oil again and this time the towel wasn't dirty at all plus I didn't apply anything to them other then the peanut oil. Sounds crazy I know but it really does work best part is its only $3.62 at Walmart. LOL. Hope this helps some one out
03-11-2013 04:01 PM
jeepwrangler2011 Yeah the cost of wipe new was 35 bucks if it lasts a year then I have no issues hell if it lasts 6 months that's still longer then anything else I have used so I will take it.
03-11-2013 01:20 PM
Beastmaster In all seriousness, I use 303 or Mothers. What ever you do, don't use Armorall, it actually strips the UV protectant from things and you have to keep using it to keep the protection up.
03-11-2013 11:17 AM
Beastmaster
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Originally Posted by mcgee10 View Post
The best so far I'v found is Pig Spit ( yes that's the name of it) followed by 303 and mothers. For what you paid for wipe new it better work very well.
Sounds like it would go well with my Anti Monket Butt powder



03-11-2013 08:52 AM
47oldman IMO, Adams VTR, is a great product.
03-11-2013 08:31 AM
jeepwrangler2011 Ok so my dad applied the wipe new to all his black trim on his car on Saturday, he said it applied well and you deff didn't need a lot to cover, he said it did bring the black back to the original shine, said you couldn't tell anything was even applied, so his car sat all day Saturday after he finished so it could cure. It rained last evening and he said the water repelled off of. He said there was no fade or anything got washed off. So he was impressed, the key is going to be how long it lasts. Weather suppose to be warm again later this week going in to the weekend so I'm going to do a mass cleaning to the jeep and get that stuff applied and see what happens. So this stuff may actually live up to its claims. Time will tell
03-11-2013 08:22 AM
jeepwrangler2011
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Originally Posted by Mopar2Ya View Post

IMO TW Ice doesn't compare to a good wax & is no better than other vinyl conditioners, it last about a week & is mostly silicone. I used it for a couple summers on my GC & gladly switched back to carnuba & other conditioners.
I use the TW Ice wax as well, I tried all the othe brand waxes out there and they were decent but the Ice lasts the longest and gives the paint a totally different shine then the others. So I love Ice I also have the Ice quick detailer wax on hand too, when you don't have time to do a full wax you can use the detailer its spray and go and it covers just as good as the normal wax. I will use it in between full coats, but what like is how long the wax does last and the durability of it. I drive on the highway to work at about 55mph and here lately its been windy out and with the other waxes it would be eaten up by the wind the Ice isn't phased at all. The last I know of that my dad likes is car city garage, he has a 2008 Solstice as his toy car and he tried Ice and all others on it as well and CCG really made it stand out, I was going to try it at some point just to see if it looks as good as the Ice.

It's wild that waxes would have different results on each vehicle. Crazy
03-10-2013 10:26 PM
Mopar2Ya
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Originally Posted by Gort View Post
We had nice weather this weekend, so I took the opportunity to wash the Jeep and try out a bottle of Turtle Wax Ice liquid wax that I found on sale at the world of Wally. What intrigued me was the claim that it can be applied to rubber, plastic, glass, etc. without leaving any residue. I did put a coat on and waxed up the door handles and mirrors, too. I have to say it makes them look sweet, and no residue whatsoever.

Can't comment on the flares or bumpers because my flares are painted and my bumpers are coming off soon and being replaced (so I didn't bother trying the Ice on them). When I wax the wife's JKU I'll give the Ice a try on her fender flares, which are unpainted.

Now the big question is how long it's going to last -- if it's a dud in the durability department, I'll be heading back to my tried-and-true carnauba and back-to-black.

Anybody else try the Ice Liquid Wax that can comment on the durability?
IMO TW Ice doesn't compare to a good wax & is no better than other vinyl conditioners, it last about a week & is mostly silicone. I used it for a couple summers on my GC & gladly switched back to carnuba & other conditioners.
03-10-2013 09:59 PM
Gort
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Originally Posted by jp2611 View Post
I have had good luck with it on the wife's JK but it is garaged and a
Mall Crawler so not sure how well it compares....I do like it better than back to black though....
Thanks for the input. My carnauba applications last about 3 months. FWIW, I also park in my garage -- I didn't spend all that money to build a garage just to let it sit empty or collect my junk.

I'm really interested in hearing some more reports of the Wipe-New, too.
03-10-2013 09:47 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by Gort View Post
We had nice weather this weekend, so I took the opportunity to wash the Jeep and try out a bottle of Turtle Wax Ice liquid wax that I found on sale at the world of Wally. What intrigued me was the claim that it can be applied to rubber, plastic, glass, etc. without leaving any residue. I did put a coat on and waxed up the door handles and mirrors, too. I have to say it makes them look sweet, and no residue whatsoever.

Can't comment on the flares or bumpers because my flares are painted and my bumpers are coming off soon and being replaced (so I didn't bother trying the Ice on them). When I wax the wife's JKU I'll give the Ice a try on her fender flares, which are unpainted.

Now the big question is how long it's going to last -- if it's a dud in the durability department, I'll be heading back to my tried-and-true carnauba and back-to-black.

Anybody else try the Ice Liquid Wax that can comment on the durability?


I have had good luck with it on the wife's JK but it is garaged and a
Mall Crawler so not sure how well it compares....I do like it better than back to black though....
03-10-2013 09:38 PM
outback My jeep was done with wipe new last summer and it still looks great. It works great on plastic and vinyl and powder coating.
03-10-2013 09:16 PM
Gort We had nice weather this weekend, so I took the opportunity to wash the Jeep and try out a bottle of Turtle Wax Ice liquid wax that I found on sale at the world of Wally. What intrigued me was the claim that it can be applied to rubber, plastic, glass, etc. without leaving any residue. I did put a coat on and waxed up the door handles and mirrors, too. I have to say it makes them look sweet, and no residue whatsoever.

Can't comment on the flares or bumpers because my flares are painted and my bumpers are coming off soon and being replaced (so I didn't bother trying the Ice on them). When I wax the wife's JKU I'll give the Ice a try on her fender flares, which are unpainted.

Now the big question is how long it's going to last -- if it's a dud in the durability department, I'll be heading back to my tried-and-true carnauba and back-to-black.

Anybody else try the Ice Liquid Wax that can comment on the durability?
03-08-2013 08:16 PM
jeepwrangler2011 Weather is finally suppose to be in the 70s so I am going to try the wipe new. Ill update when everything gets applied and see what happens.
03-04-2013 12:48 AM
budke Why not just plastidip your flares?
03-04-2013 12:42 AM
wcbardwell Hmmmm... Vinylex is made by Lexol... Must be good is it's anywhere near as good as their leather products... Gonna have to pick some up. Polish up the bumpers when I give my 2012 JKUS a good wash down... She's been looking kind of dirty lately... Might be time for an annual bath.
03-03-2013 04:34 PM
kurtz265
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Originally Posted by jeepwrangler2011 View Post
Fill us in on it, I'm open to trying anything. As long as it lasts longer then a couple weeks its worth me checking out. I'm all about trying different products. I'm still waiting for it to get warm so I can try the wipe new.
its a spray on product: Vinylex 1215 Protectant Spray 16.9 oz. (500mL) : Amazon.com : Automotive

As you can see it gets amazing reviews. I've been getting about a month out of each application on the flares and whereever else I use it. Cleans up the weathertech mats in a snap, and leaves a waterproof shiny layer on top. Really good stuff.
03-03-2013 03:37 PM
jeepwrangler2011
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Originally Posted by kurtz265 View Post
Shocked that nobody has mentioned vinylex yet- I've been using it for a year, the stuff is amazing.
Fill us in on it, I'm open to trying anything. As long as it lasts longer then a couple weeks its worth me checking out. I'm all about trying different products. I'm still waiting for it to get warm so I can try the wipe new.
02-27-2013 06:12 PM
kurtz265 Shocked that nobody has mentioned vinylex yet- I've been using it for a year, the stuff is amazing.
02-27-2013 06:04 PM
jeepwrangler2011 No update yet, still haven't gotten to use it yet, been to cold still. Probably wont be till spring. Ill post a update as soon as I use it so you guys know if its worth while. The sun here in the south is tough too that's why I want try it if it with stands the sun here it can make it thru anything.
02-27-2013 04:50 PM
budke So, any update?
I'd like to maybe try this stuff on my dash. Florida sun is rough on it.
02-11-2013 10:44 PM
Mom2one
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Originally Posted by Gort View Post
I use Back to Black on my wife's 2011 on the fender flares, bumpers, hard top, mirrors and hood latches. I last applied it in September of 2012 and the water STILL beads on the fenders and top. It's been through at least 10 washes since then, too, not to mention rainstorms and snow.

The only caveat is that I apply a GENEROUS amount -- which is to say I used 3/4 of a new bottle on her JKU. But I only apply it twice per year. It's going on almost 2 years, and it's seen a lot of weather, washes, and sun. Everything still looks factory new (when it's clean, anyway).
I use Back to Black also and apply it generously like you do. I also use a automotive sponge (Walmart $1 or so) to really work it in, let it dry and then wipe off. I love this stuff and highly reccomend it.
02-11-2013 07:10 PM
jeepwrangler2011
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Originally Posted by Harleyrider1108
Who knows. He has to stay healthy. I like the kid but he's going to have play a lot more.
Yeah I just don't have much faith in him. Seems to be always hurt not a good sign
02-10-2013 01:04 PM
Tater Todd Who knows. He has to stay healthy. I like the kid but he's going to have play a lot more.
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