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Thread: "Showroom New" Trim Restorer- info & experience

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    very nice. how dark is the gray by it's self? Will wait for a six month southwest sun beating down on it to decide. This doesn't mean another color change does it
    Greetings, Earthling. We come in peace... Never mind "Paris to Dakar", the VehiCROSS looks ready for the Martian desert.

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    Again Sue amazing job! I'm going to dye my cladding black for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowhard View Post
    very nice. how dark is the gray by it's self? Will wait for a six month southwest sun beating down on it to decide. This doesn't mean another color change does it
    It's about the color of my OLD cladding....really...a pretty light gray. I sent pics to the prez of company and she said it did appear "likely" my cladding had their gray dye on it, or something similar.

    Because mine is garaged 24/7 except when driving it, it's not ever going to get a true "AZ" sun beating....so won't be a fair test.

    Really wanted to get this cladding issue taken care of now because I can't wait for Rowhaard to ship my silver skid plates. The darker cladding will look so much better with the silver plates!

    Got it all really muddy yesterday thanks to 4" of snow melting on my dirt road, so first test will see if the mud had any affect on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VX KAT View Post
    Really wanted to get this cladding issue taken care of now because I can't wait for you to ship my silver skid plates. The darker cladding will look so much better with the silver plates!
    The first silver or the darker gray silver

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowhard View Post
    The first silver or the darker gray silver
    The second paint code I sent you...slightly darker than the first I picked.

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    UPDATE: Drove it through heavy mud, let it sit on it for 2 days.
    Took it to drive through car wash today....

    a) It's still on despite being blasted a little with the pressure washer in the beginning of the tunnel....
    b) It all came clean, with no staining or other marks !!
    c) It wiped dry with a rag, no color or anything came off on towel!!
    d) It's still dark gray!!


    STAY TUNED.................

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    I gotta hand it to ya Sue... you get more done on your VX than I do... keep up the good work!
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    What a remarkable difference. Your cladding looks so new, the darker color really looks great. Gratz
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    Latest update:

    Got a bunch of trail rash a few days ago, on both paint and cladding. (See pics at very bottom of post)
    Used Meguiar's medium cut compound on the paint, worked great.

    Scratches on cladding were pretty light, but still were physically scratched into cladding.

    After thinking on it for a few days....decided to use the applicator that came with the TC Black Fusion...a sponge covered in a terry cloth fabric.

    Had a little dye mixture left, so dipped the sponge tip and top 1/2" or so.

    Pics make cladding appear a little lighter than it is...but it's still a dark charcoal.

    Applied in broad light strokes, WORKED PERFECTLY!!! Leaves no streaks or texture marks, and you can control how much is applied. I got rid of the streaks I did have using this. Plus, it used the product very sparingly...whereas I thought it would absorb and waste a lot of it.

    I'm now 100% sure I can touch up any scratches in the future. Nothing chipped off, it's totally absorbed into the plastic.
    Mfg has a topcoat product I'm going to look into for details. But if it's topical and can chip off I'll skip it.

    *** THIS IS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST APPLICATOR TO USE TO APPLY THIS DYE ***


    Can see scratches with the sunlight just right. But the dye just covered it pretty much, but since they're physically there, you can still see them in certain light.




    3rd coat significantly improved problem area I had on this corner.




















    WAIT, whose paw prints are those? Cody!!!!


    Pics of trail rash while still dusty.

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    Most impressive. Good work Kat!

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    FORGOT one other point... This stuff doesn't collect as much dust as my nekkid cladding! I can't explain it, but am wondering if it has something to do with static electricity. My nekkid cladding always had some when I'd wipe the dust off with a dry towel or car duster, but now it doesn't.

    You can see in my trail pics, after 3 hrs on a really dusty trail, eatin' dust from in front of me the entire time, there isn't as much dust clinging to it as in the past. There's a little more toward the rear, and there's plenty on the magnabra as you can see from where I wiped some areas.

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    looks excellent. Will have to give this a go myself.

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    Kat have you looked into any leather products. (haven't searched threads) I asked a guy at church yesterday about products to redye the red leather interior I have. He makes saddles. He suggested "melatonin shoe cream" or the shoe repair people have a spray dye. anyone have any thoughts on this.?

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    I use this...but they don't have the red...

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    Mile Hi........are we gray # 1 or gray #2?

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