Black trim on door and wheel arch

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pamelalowry55
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Black trim on door and wheel arch

Post by pamelalowry55 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:47 pm

Hi has anyone had any trouble with the black trim on doors and wheel arches discolouring.

pamelalowry55
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Re: Black trim on door and wheel arch

Post by pamelalowry55 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:02 pm

Sorry should have said on the Grandland X

EliteEstate
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Re: Black trim on door and wheel arch

Post by EliteEstate » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:14 am

they need regular trim gel put on them , such as autoglym bumper and trim gel .

all cars with black plastic trim will go like this if they only ever get washed , and gel not put on at least 4 times a year . .

my grandland is nearly 3 years old , and the trim still looks new , but it does quickly go greyish if not done .

a bit of autoglym then solves the problem .
2018 Grandland Elite Jasper Grey

Vainona70
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Re: Black trim on door and wheel arch

Post by Vainona70 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:15 pm

I use Diamondbrite Replenish (available from Amazon), as it's so easy to apply. Just spray some onto a microfibre cloth & wipe onto the clean trim after washing & drying the car. My car was dealer treated with Diamondbrite (at no cost to me!), so I've been trying some of their products & have been impressed by them all so far. Have previously used the Autoglym gel product above on an Volvo XC70, but Replenish is easier to apply & lasts just as long.
Grandland X 1.2T 8 speed Auto Tech Line Nav (All Road pack, Park & Go pack 2 and Emergency Spare wheel)

Svx
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Re: Black trim on door and wheel arch

Post by Svx » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:05 pm

Have the same issue on my 2018 sport nav. It's been like this from new so not sure if it's a quality issue. Been using maguires but it doesn't last after about a week it goes streaky again. Just ordered some g techniq c4 trim restorer and waiting for some good weather to prep and treat it properly.

Bhoywonder
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Re: Black trim on door and wheel arch

Post by Bhoywonder » Sun May 02, 2021 11:26 pm

I found a good hack. If you get wax on the trim and it leaves white marks the best thing to take it off is a standard, run of the mill eraser, a good old school rubber!

GRANDLANDX68
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Re: Black trim on door and wheel arch

Post by GRANDLANDX68 » Mon May 03, 2021 3:23 am

I use Gtechniq C4 for the Black trim and its seems to do the job. I will have to wait and see how long it lasts as its claimed to be up to 2 years.
Vauxhall Grandland X 2018 68 1.2 Elite Nav in Moonstone Grey

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