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Guide: How to polish the black trunk panel.

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Old 07-17-2010, 10:53 PM
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Default How to polish the black trunk panel.

Any G5 owners will know, how faded the black panels on the trunk lids can get. I figured out a way, by accident, how to bring it back to life!

Pick up a bottle of Meguair's Scratch-X 2.0.
Make sure the panel is clean.
Apply some Scratch-X to an applicator pad, and thoroughly work it in.
Rub off with a micro fiber towel. Takes a bit of rubbing to get it all off.

Also works well on the clear lens portion where the reverse lights are.

Repeat as many times as you see fit.

Good luck! Hope it works as well for you as it did for me!
 
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:48 AM
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I've used Meguire's Scratch-X on the headlights of my previous car. Good idea using it on the trunk panel of the 5th gens! Thanks!
 
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How does it work on the headlights? Mine are a little faded, and I was thinking of getting that Meguiar's Plast-X or whatever they call it, for my head lights. But if Scratch-X works just as well, I'll use that!
 
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i use scratch-x on my headlights also, keeps them shiny and removes the little amounts of oxidation
 
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I tried it on mine...didn;t work very well. Got a tip on another forum I think I'll try out
 
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You guys should try the ulitmate compound 4 that, then folow with the polish for dazzling resluts.
 
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Sweet! I was about to go look around for a solution. As you can tell, I have a little work to do:


Thanks for posting the tip.
 
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You're very welcome, Cbetts! I sure hope you have the great success I did!

That sure looks like a nice Z34! Have anymore pictures of it?
 
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LOL am i wrong to wax my headlights??
 
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Originally Posted by 7498MonteCarlo View Post
That sure looks like a nice Z34! Have anymore pictures of it?
I don't have many yet. I have only owned this car for a few weeks. Here is my photo album: LINKY

I used the Meguiar's Headlight Restoration Kit to cleanup one headlight. Worked pretty well. I was tempted to do the rear panel with it since I have a lot left over. Your method looks better for getting around the emblems though. Stiil, I may use the headlight kit to do the clear portion since I liked the results from the headlight.
 

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