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Old 17 Mar 2008, 11:27 pm
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Default Pillar Post dis-coloration

I've seen it on numerous cruisers. The black pillar post are dis-colored badly. My wifes 92 Buick had the same problem. What is a good cleaner/wax for this problem? A cruiser drove by my RadioShack store today and I could see the same problem from over 100 ft away. I really dont care for the stainless or chrome covers that are available. I like the black if I could keep it that way. Any Ideas?

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Old 18 Mar 2008, 12:09 am
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Default Re: Pillar Post dis-coloration

I know that SEM makes a bunch of plastic paints in common interior colors. If you can get the right shade, it's as easy as removing the pillars and paint them. I would suspect that the sun is the culprit for the discoloration. Tinted windows would help, as well as being in a garage or using one of those funky windshield screens.

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Old 18 Mar 2008, 01:03 am
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I believe he is talking about the exterior pillar covers. Bobster, take them off and have them painted black with base/clear. the clearcoat has UV protection in it and will help prevent fading in the future. if you dont want to go that route, use a quality plastic polish, then follow it up with a glaze like maguires No. 7 for a nice deep shine.
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Old 18 Mar 2008, 08:41 pm
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Default Re: Pillar Post dis-coloration

Thanks for the replies. I am refering to the black outside panels. Mine and many others I have noticed look terrible. I have some polish made for the headlights. That should do a good job dont you think. I'll try one soon. thanks again
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Old 18 Mar 2008, 09:09 pm
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Just get 'em painted and no more problems.
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Old 18 Mar 2008, 09:55 pm
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I bought a product from Adams for use on the windows and plastic pillars, called "Brilliant Spray Glaze". It really makes both look really good at shows!
My wife has a 1993 Grand Marquis that we just put a new short block in, and I promised to detail it if she she kept it a few more years. The window pillars are also a black plastic - also very discolored. But, with several coats of the brilliant spray glaze, they are almost new looking!
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 09:20 pm
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Default Re: Pillar Post dis-coloration

Buy some $2 rubbing compound and a fine cloth and see if you can buff it out. Most black trim including rubber seals and plastic trim can be refreshed with rubbing compound like this. Try the $2 method before you try something more extreme.
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Old 20 Mar 2008, 06:15 am
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i agree with lakers fan try the rubbing compound first
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Old 06 Apr 2008, 05:24 pm
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i have the same problem, i just use a spray that clean&shines up plastic parts-(glass/plexi cleaner). It wont have any cloudiness. No ammonia
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 09:52 pm
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I tried some headlight polish. It helped but still showed something like water stains. Picked up some Turtle rubbing compound today. When I opened the bottle it was thin like water. I think it may of gotten forzen at one time. Will return to the "Zone" tommorrow. thanks for the interest and ideas.
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