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BEST trim restore

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by 4thgenBlake, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. Nov 19, 2016 at 4:04 PM
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    4thgenBlake

    4thgenBlake [OP] New Member

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    Toytec Boss, Bilstein 5100's, ARB 4x4 Accessories, Hella Offroad Lamps, Tinted windows, XD Series on 31" Duratrac 2.0's, 42" Curved Lightbar, Custom Decal/badging, Aftermarket Halo Angel Eye Headlights, Bedlined front/rear Logos + Roof Rack, Plasti-dipped Lettering
    Best trim restore? Pics?
     
  2. Nov 23, 2016 at 8:38 AM
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    RonT4R

    RonT4R New Member

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    Heat gun, time and patience.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2016 at 9:29 AM
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    PVT Pablo

    PVT Pablo Ultra Junior Member

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    I've never used the heatgun technique, but I would highly advise doing your research on the spray/rub on products. A lot of them look great for a few weeks and then end up looking worse then before you put it on. It forces you to keep applying it every few weeks or else.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2016 at 9:37 AM
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    jester243

    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    I used mothers back to black on my Tacoma for the bed rails and mud flaps. Worked pretty well but it was really oily so watch out on applying too much or getting it on the paint. Shortly after I changed waxes to one that didn't leave white residue on black plastic and just started waxing everything. The back to black did a better job but I was just able to cut one step out most of the time.

    https://www.amazon.com/Mothers-0611...9922610&sr=8-1&keywords=mothers+back+to+black
     
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  5. Nov 25, 2016 at 9:37 PM
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    MTgirl

    MTgirl Moderator Staff Member

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    WeatherTechs, CVT RTT, more to come!
    For the black plastic bits nothing beats magic erasers. Then some 303 protectant.
    Just be careful around paint, they are slightly abrasive
     
  6. Feb 25, 2017 at 4:21 PM
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    mdep06

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    bilstein 5100's, wheelers coils, 17x8 level 8 mk6 much more to come
    +1 on magic eraser. I used it on my tacoma's fender flares and it removed all the build up
     

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