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Yup same with mine. I thought it was glass and I never waxed it. Turned out it was plastic. UV rays and strong wiper fluid ate through the clear coat.

Cheaper way is to sand it and apply clear coat.

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Yup same with mine. I thought it was glass and I never waxed it. Turned out it was plastic. UV rays and strong wiper fluid ate through the clear coat.

Cheaper way is to sand it and apply clear coat.

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Is that what you done to your car? If so how did it turn out?
 

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i was going to attempt to wrap it on my own. Anyone have instructions to remove the piece?
 

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Remove?
Oh wow I recall reading something about piano wire lots of adjacent protection and lots of patience
Some serious glue is underneath ...
 

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well maybe a credit card and lots of patience I can get the wrap to adhere without removal. I have a nice big sheet of piano black wrap I've been dying to use! with all this stay at home mess I suppose I can take a stab at it.
 

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I imagine that lots of exposure to sunlight and warm weather is the main cause of the deteriotation of the black plastic. I live in Vancouver where sunshine is a premium, more cloudy days than usual. Mine is still looking fine.

I wax mine quite often as well, which probably helps with protection against UV.
 

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I agree that wrapping it would be the best approach. It would look far better than "plasti-dip" probably. If it doesn't look good, peel it back off and try something else...
 

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unfortunately I work for an essential business and will not get any time off during this crisis! but I will attempt the wrap over a weekend when I don't have too much going on. but plastidip would be more flap then gloss and I would like to keep the gloss look! food for thought gents!
 

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Piano black wrap should keep the glossy look
yea I had ordered some a while back on amazon and have had it sitting in the garage. its not 3m though and ive heard horror stories of once removed damaging the paint so I was always hesitant about applying. I had planned on wrapping the rear portion but I can test it on the front first and see how it looks. Plastidip comes out flat black iirc? even with the gloss plasti it still doesn't achieve the look of a mirror finish.
 

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I know nothing about the dip stuff ... except for the party kind
Hope that piano black comes out nice!
I might do that for the B pillar trim if you like your results
 

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I know nothing about the dip stuff ... except for the party kind
Hope that piano black comes out nice!
I might do that for the B pillar trim if you like your results
I've dabbled with plastidip on the Audi. I went from stock silver to pearl and got bored one day so I tried gold but hated it so I went back to pearl. If it's done properly it looks great and holds up to the elements very well!


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