Cleaning and caring for plastic and vinyl trim

UV rays, road salt, road grime, tire dressing sling and more can fade and discolor your vehicles exterior trim.  Your exterior trim can often be over looked during a quick detail, however for optimal results you should care for the trim regularly.  With regular care your trim will look great for years to come, instead of becoming an eye sore.  During a full detail you should clean and protect your trim to help create a contrast between your paint and the trim.  The trim and paint will often look much better when there is a sharper contrast between them. 

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How-To Clean and Protect Exterior Trim

Prep Stage:

Wash and dry your vehicle to remove loose contaminates on the trim.

Exterior Trim Directions

  1. Spray degreaser on an All Purpose Microfiber Towel and wipe the trim. Spraying the trim directly could result in degreaser on the paint. This could strip off or weaken the protective layers on your paint.
  2. If your trim is textured, consider using a soft to medium bristled brush to deeply clean all of the cracks and crevices.
  3. After cleaning, wipe dry with a microfiber towel.
  4. Spray the protectant on the second All Purpose Microfiber Towel and wipe the trim.
  5. If desired you can apply a second coat to ensure even and thorough coverage.
  6. With a dry microfiber towel, buff to desired level of gloss.



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