Refinish Restorer - For all the Plastic Cladding its amazing!

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Refinish Restorer - For all the Plastic Cladding its amazing!

Postby Kamloops » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:41 am

I own a Vibe as well as an Avalanche. On the Avalanche forums owners are ranting about how good Refinish Restorer is to make all the cladding look new and get rid of the tiger striping.

I bought some and wow, it is amazing so I decided to try it on my Vibe cladding as well. Made it look new. Its goes on so easy. The second coat really makes it looks good, and a little goes a very long ways.

Reports show it lasts and very long time, over a year.

Here is a thread on it. http://www.chevyavalanchefancl....html
Here are some before after pictures.



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Re: Refinish Restorer - For all the Plastic Cladding its amazing! (Kamloops)

Postby KNINE » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:16 pm

That looks really good. I'll have to try it out.
Do you notice any streaking when it gets wet. I've tried other products that look good until it rains, then they streak and look terrible.
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Postby Kamloops » Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:53 pm

No streaking after rain. No waterspots....rain beads up like the surface is waxed. The difference between RR and Armor All-type products.... it won't streak down your paint, it is not washed off by the rain or car wash, and it lasts a LOT longer!



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Postby KNINE » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:24 am

Where can I get it?
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Postby Wolfman213 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:54 am

That's not a rigged photo!?!?! That stuff is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm monotone, but good lord, I'm going to tell anyone I know with plastic cladding about that. Just imagine seeing it in person. Awesome find!!
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Postby Kamloops » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:07 am

No not rigged. Lots of before after pictures over on the Avalanche site.
http://www.chevyavalanchefancl....html

My avalanche was not to bad, but man does it look sweet now. I did two coats and you get a nice satin finish. Just use an applicator pad and wipe it in. Dont need much.

You can buy it here online.
http://yhst-13811118617756.sto....html


I bought two cans of it for $33.00 CAD each in Calgary Canada. Places that supply auto paint shop supplies should carry it.

The Vibe looks awesome as well , have done 2 coats but may do a 3rd on it. I love the idea that it lasts. I used 303 on it after it dried and WOW!


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Postby KNINE » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:26 pm

What's 303?
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Postby cptnsolo77 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:16 pm

WOW! those before & after pics are amazing! I guess you didnt realize how faded they were until you used restorer huh?

As long as it doesnt wash off after it rains its well worth the price! Im planning to do a full detail when rainy season is over here in South FL & im definitly including that product. Faded cladding makes the car look like crap!

One question though, does it leave a oily residue?

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Postby Kamloops » Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:11 am

Here is another happy guy with before after pictures

http://solid-orange.com/267


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Postby zionzr2 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:18 pm

And I was just starting to like my Zebra stripes

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Postby June » Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:23 pm

Any idea on how well this stuff would work on interior plastics?
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Postby Whelan » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:20 pm

Wow! Even I'm impressed by that. Almost makes me want to go get a car with cladding...almost. Good find and be sure to put up pics of the Vibe!
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Postby cptnsolo77 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:22 pm

I guess no one has used it on thier vibe yet?
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Postby Ace Barker » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:50 am

I use it on my Avalanche as well. I had the Armadillo treatment and it worked well but after about a year it went bad. Then thought about Gatorback until I ran across the plastic refinisher on the Avalanche site. In fact your photos sold me enough to buy a can from http://yhst-13811118617756.sto....html

I am going to use it on the plastic of my 09 Vibe GT. My neighbor used some on some plastic on his Mustang GT. He was amazed.

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Postby ou.grizzly » Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:33 pm

This thread should me stickied!
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Postby cptnsolo77 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:39 pm

Agreed !
* 2003 Vibe Auto Satellite Silver w / Moons & Tunes
* Kenwood Excelon KDC-X597
* Polk DB651-Speakers
* Soundproofcow Roadblock R sound deadening in all doors
* Drop In K & N Filter
* NGK Iridium IX Plugs
* 27 MPG City/Highway with AC on

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Postby houseofbugs » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:01 am

I am ordering a can of this stuff right now

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Postby cptnsolo77 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:43 am

Be sure to post before & after pics !
* 2003 Vibe Auto Satellite Silver w / Moons & Tunes
* Kenwood Excelon KDC-X597
* Polk DB651-Speakers
* Soundproofcow Roadblock R sound deadening in all doors
* Drop In K & N Filter
* NGK Iridium IX Plugs
* 27 MPG City/Highway with AC on

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Postby Barrett » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:34 am

I'm gonna have to get some of this as well for when I clean up the Vibe in the spring.

+1 on the "it should be stickied" thought.


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Postby vibedrivermatt » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:31 pm

Hey I was impressed by those pictures so I just ordered a can of this stuff along with some other detailing products.

I got it for the side cladding pieces on my 09. Its getting kinda faded and bad looking.


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Postby cptnsolo77 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:08 am

Well I finally bought my can & I HIGHLY recommend it! My cladding looked absolutely terrible from the hot Florida sun. Honestly now it looks like it was painted over with clear gloss. Just amazing. My Vibe looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor. We have had two days of rain & the water just beads off like freshly waxed paint. No signs of running off whatsoever....NOTHING. Very easy to apply, just make sure you have a clean surface. I used dish soap. After it dried i wiped with alcohol & microfiber cloth. Apply with those microfiber wax applicators and two coats will do it. This is the real deal. Buy it ! its a little pricey, but well worth it.

I will post pics when I get the chance.

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Postby A Psycho Martyr » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:56 am

Quote, originally posted by cptnsolo77 »
I will post pics when I get the chance.

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Postby DressedInBlack » Tue May 03, 2011 12:12 am

hahahahahahaha!
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Postby Piggy » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:38 pm

Really? Nobody has pics?

This is a Vibe forum, I don't want to see trucks here

Any current link by chance?


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Postby lannvouivre » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:14 pm

SIGH! Here's your pic!
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I used Meguiar's Ultimate Protectant (Natural Shine Protectant works too but isn't as shiny), but they should work about the same. Guess which side is the before and which is the after!
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Postby acvw74 » Fri May 04, 2012 5:41 pm

Wow! How long does this last?

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Postby MrHatchWagon » Thu May 10, 2012 5:14 pm

acvw74 wrote:Wow! How long does this last?

Inquiring minds want to know! My cladding is in dire need of some restoration, should I hold out and try to find Refinish Restorer or is the Meguiars stuff up to the task? Big fan of all their products.
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Postby trtlflwrs » Sat May 12, 2012 5:25 pm

My dad had a Honda Element and he swore by Mother's Back-to-Black... no streaking, etc. It was easy to find a few years ago, but I haven't had the need for a plastic restorer lately. Maybe try that if you can't find the RR?

Anyone have any positives or negatives on Mother's?

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Postby ColonelPanic » Sat May 12, 2012 6:18 pm

Lots of people here have used Back to Black over the years. I haven't ever tried it though...

Looks like Refinish is available on ebay, if only it took out scratches and dents from someone backing into the bumper I'd be all over that. :evil:
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Postby lannvouivre » Mon May 14, 2012 6:28 pm

acvw74 wrote:Wow! How long does this last?
I don't know yet, the cladding's all covered in dirt now from dust and rain. If it stops raining, I'll see if I can wash my car this week.
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Postby lannvouivre » Wed May 30, 2012 7:31 pm

About a month later, it was still in pretty good shape and had only faded a little. I compared it to a spot where gasoline had dripped onto the cladding and stripped off the protectant, and the cladding around the drip was still pretty dark, but not as dark as it was before I applied it. It would probably last better if I hadn't gotten rained on, and if I actually parked in a garage.
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