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Old 06-06-2019, 04:49 PM   #31
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Even though I'm getting alot of haters, the coconut oil is working awesome!! Still shiny and black even after daily thunderstorms, rain and a car wash. Just make sure you get the "Unrefined: coconut oil. It looks like Crisco. I just applied it with a dry washcloth and rubbed it in, let it soak for a few hours in the sun and wiped away the excess if there was any. Haters gonna hate but if it works, it works!!
We're not hatin'. But I seriously worry about what kind of critters it might attract. That and since it's unrefined I'm thinking it could turn rancid.

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We're not hatin'. But I seriously worry about what kind of critters it might attract. That and since it's unrefined I'm thinking it could turn rancid.
If you rub in a thin layer and wipe off any residue; there isn't really anything to turn rancid. People use coconut oil as a moisturizer and to condition wood furniture. If you leave the tub of oil exposed to the sun and oxygen it could turn rancid.

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If you run coconut oil in your rear dif and have the factory lsd, do you need to add the friction modifier?

It will turn rancid no matter how much you've wiped off. You just won't notice the odor since you've wiped away so much.
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Rancidity is only an issue if you're EATING coconut oil. Has no bearing on the effectiveness on my bumpers.
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Rancidity is only an issue if you're EATING coconut oil. Has no bearing on the effectiveness on my bumpers.
Smells like your grandpa's basement though. Musty, a mixture of Ballantine Ale, cheese sammich, sweat, and mothballs.
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I tried using the 303 protectant but you have to be careful to really saturate every inch thoroughly or it gets streaky after a week and you have to reapply. I like 303 for other stuff, but it's not my first choice for this application.


I've had better luck with Griots Trim Restorer. Its thick like a lotion and is easier to consistently work into the textured surface. It will usually last a few weeks before having to reapply. I've never found anything that lasts more than a few weeks.


Coconut oil intrigues me. I'd think it would attract dirt, but maybe no worse than anything else. Please report back on the longevity of the treatment!
Only problem with 303 is the price.
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Honestly, the worst stuff I ever tried. Use shoe polish and save yourself $40 and it will flake off just like this stuff as well.

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We've used Forever Black and loved the results. Easy to apply and lasts a long time.

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Compared to other "professional" detailing products, 303 is pretty affordable. But again I think it has limited use. Basically, use it where you might use Armor All, except it has the UV protection and not the side effects of Armor All.


Reading through this thread, I think I've tried about every product mentioned except the coconut oil. I'd like to reinforce how impressed I am with the Griots Trim Restorer. I've now had an application on longer than a month and it still looks like I did it yesterday, and I've been washing the Jeep weekly by hand.


My initial comment about nothing lasting more than a few weeks. I was a little premature with that statement. I was basing it on applying before encountering extreme weather, snow, road salt, etc. Then you're lucky to get a couple weeks out of anything. But in Summer weather, the Griots has been great and outperforms anything I've tried.
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Even though I'm getting alot of haters, the coconut oil is working awesome!! Still shiny and black even after daily thunderstorms, rain and a car wash. Just make sure you get the "Unrefined: coconut oil. It looks like Crisco. I just applied it with a dry washcloth and rubbed it in, let it soak for a few hours in the sun and wiped away the excess if there was any. Haters gonna hate but if it works, it works!!
Who's hating? The reason I come to these forums is to learn what everybody is doing and learn, so one more trick I didn't know about, thanks.

What some people are saying is there are lot of products out there to avoid your black trims, bumpers and fenders going gray and your post sounds like you didn't know it, hence people "tones" in their replies.

Here's my 2006 Honda, I don't have a close-up picture but all the black trims look new, I've been using "Back to Black" stuff for decades, yes decades.
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I tried Penetrol. Newer Jeep so my fenders are still pretty black. Rubbed the Penetrol on to coat then used a clean rag to wipe until all excess was removed. After about 10 min of drying they started to look streaky and white.

No need to wipe it off. That's why you got streaks. Just wipe it on, let soak in and dry.
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Even though I'm getting alot of haters, the coconut oil is working awesome!! Still shiny and black even after daily thunderstorms, rain and a car wash. Just make sure you get the "Unrefined: coconut oil. It looks like Crisco.

Alls most of us are saying is that most any product with "oil" in it will work. Looks like Crisco? Yes, try Crisco as well I'm willing to bet Crisco will work also. Really, most any product with oil in it will work and last 2-3 months. It's the test of time and if it dries and doesn't cause dirt to stick to it in the meantime which tends to matter more. Coconut oil may be great and I'll add it to my considerations but I hold reservations since I've tried quite a few oil based products already, all with similar results.
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The 303 works best if you use it from Day-1.
Plexus is another product that would do that. And Plexus is great for your soft-top windows, headlights, etc.
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Obviously different vehicles in different environments and different people with varying expectations and experiences, no one product will satisfy everyone. I personally do not like putting an oil based product on the fenders. We have had the Forever Black on our TJ for over two years without it chipping and minimal fading. Still looks great. Your results may vary, but with our use and experience, we still stand by this product.
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I am following to see how the coconut oil lasts over time.


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Even though I'm getting alot of haters, the coconut oil is working awesome!! Still shiny and black even after daily thunderstorms, rain and a car wash. Just make sure you get the "Unrefined: coconut oil. It looks like Crisco. I just applied it with a dry washcloth and rubbed it in, let it soak for a few hours in the sun and wiped away the excess if there was any. Haters gonna hate but if it works, it works!!
And it taste great too! Seriously, I saw people using Penotrol but that shit has benzene in it and because of it's HIGHLY carcinogenic nature don't want it near me. I had a B.I.L. die from a rare form of cancer the Dr's contributed to being around benzene!
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Even though I'm getting alot of haters, the coconut oil is working awesome!! Still shiny and black even after daily thunderstorms, rain and a car wash. Just make sure you get the "Unrefined: coconut oil. It looks like Crisco. I just applied it with a dry washcloth and rubbed it in, let it soak for a few hours in the sun and wiped away the excess if there was any. Haters gonna hate but if it works, it works!!
I had not heard that about unrefined coconut oil. I know everyone and their mother has some sort of chemical treatment that is supposed to make black plastic black again. But if this works as well it sounds like a better option.

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