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Old 06-18-2007
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Default Back to Black on Rubber Bumper Trim

I have a 73 Mercedes 450SL which has rubber trim on both bumpers and door trim. I have only owned the car for 2 months and in general the entire condition is excellent. I've been using Back to Black on this rubber trim and it produces a great look. Nice and black and just enough shine to look new, not greasy. I apply an even coat and let sit overnight. Then buff off with a microfiber towel. One thing, the bottle says wait until it dries, however even with it setting overnight it never dries. Is this normal? However, the outstanding condition doesn't last more than a couple of weeks. The car is in a garage when not used and only put 200 miles on it in the time I've owned it. Is this the best I can expect from this product or is there something else I should be doing?
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Default Re: Back to Black on Rubber Bumper Trim

The label really should say "let it penetrate" instead of "wait until it dries."

As you noticed, it doesn't ever really dry -- at least not on surfaces I've used it on.

On neglected trim (or 34-year-old trim), a couple of weeks is about as good as you can expect. A lot depends on the type of finish and how many washes you're doing.

On most trim, you can follow-up with a product like our Protectant for more economical maintenance with excellent results.
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Old 06-19-2007
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Thanks for the insight. I'll take a look at your Protectant.
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Old 08-01-2007
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Well, after repeated use of B2B my rubber trim now holds it color much longer.

Thanks again.
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That's good to hear -- thanks for the update!
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