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Old 01-10-2014, 02:47 AM   #91
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I used WD-40 on mine. It not only cleaned them but it also put the oils back into the plastics that the sun dried out of them.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:04 PM   #92
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Seen this done on ATV's supposedly brings the chemicals in the plastic back to top. Does not last long.
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:20 AM   #93
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I just did mine what's everyone think

The one in the top is a original part restored
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:50 PM   #94
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I tried the plastic specific paint, it all peeled off.

Now I use Mop'N Glo from the dollar store. Last as long as it does on the kitchen floor. I use it on the plastic fender liners. Looks great! 1 dollar! Apply with a cheap 2" sash paintbrush. Total investment $2 pls tx.
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The best, longest lasting product to "restore" the plastic cladding on Avalanches (and the cladded Avalanches have a ton of plastic on them!) is called Refinish Restorer; you can buy it on eBay. It's good stuff! I only had to apply it 3 times (2 thin coats applied each time) in 14 years of ownership. Initial prep work is the most important step in getting good, long lasting results. I still have the original can of product and there's enough left in it to treat 4 or 5 more cladded Avalanches; I keep the can in my basement to keep it at a constant temperature.

I will be using this product when I need to dress up any faded/aged plastic on my Supercrew.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:39 AM   #96
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Yes it looks like everybody who owns an Avalanche uses Carworx Refinish Restorer- 500ml about $30. I will have to try some! Right now it's cheaper at Amazon than on Evilbay.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:49 AM   #97
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I used a heat gun on medium heat and essentially melted the weathered plastic back to new worked amazing cost time only took about a hour still looks amazing a year later
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I just used the Krylon paint on my 10yr old sun bleached cowl. The Flat Black "Camofaluge". Looks brand new! Truck is a lil dirty from the pollen around here but you get the idea. I wanna do the wiper arms next. Think I can use the same paint?
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Wipe new works great. Don't knock it till you try it
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Really useful, will do it asap. Even better is that you've gone to the trouble of putting it in a video on https://www.youtube.com/, I'm tired of those damn picture guides.

Anyway, thanks again!
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