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what do you do to keep the plastic trim looking nice?

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There is no right or wrong answer to this... My plastic molding around my van is pretty faded and sun worn and "washed" out. I have been thinking of ways to "renew" it and was wondering what you guys do. There is the gel that I can get from the auto section, but that says it only lasts for 6 monthes. Bumper paint, but I am not sure I want to go that route.... The guy that I purchased Frankenyota from actually took a Torch to his bumpers and "re-glossed" them.... definatly dont want to put him through that again....

Ideas ????????
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Paint it the same color as the rest of the car.
i painted them with some kind of black bumper paint designed for the plastic trim. its also glossy. i picked it up @ autozone. it worked well. i think it was duplicolor branded.
I saw that you can use a heat gun to melt it alittle to turn it back to the original color. Check it out on Youtube.

I'm gonna borrow a heat gun when i get a chance and try it out.
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