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    Fender fade and spotting

    Did I see on here that someone suggested using black shoe polish on their fenders to make them look less faded and did it work?


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    I use Meguiars Back to Black and it makes them look brand new


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadget View Post
    Did I see on here that someone suggested using black shoe polish on their fenders to make them look less faded and did it work?


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    You did. He posted a week or two after he tried it and said it held up well. I’m going to give it a try myself.

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    I've tried Meguairs and it lasted for a bit. There is one people brag about called Aerospace something.
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    Wiped mine down with rubbing alcohol to get the old back to black off and hit them with a propane torch for just a second. I used a piece of tin foil folded a few times to shield the paint. then reapply Back to Black or whatever you use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spazbyt View Post
    Wiped mine down with rubbing alcohol to get the old back to black off and hit them with a propane torch for just a second. I used a piece of tin foil folded a few times to shield the paint. then reapply Back to Black or whatever you use.
    I’ve used wipe new in the past and it works well and holds up well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by catahoula View Post
    I've tried Meguairs and it lasted for a bit. There is one people brag about called Aerospace something.
    303 Aerospace Protectant or 303 Interior / Exterior Protectant. I’ve used both and both work good, but they have to be applied with every wash.

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    [QUOTE=Abntroop;1128543]I’ve used wipe new in the past and it works well and holds up well.

    I have heard that stuff works. I'll give it a try next time.

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    My son ran the heat gun over the black trim on his XJ and it worked pretty well.

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    Color matched fenders are the way to go!

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