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Old 04-02-2018, 06:17 PM   #1
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Faded hood issue

Does anyone know if there is a way to "revive" the flat black hood from a '13 1LE? I bought the car used and the hood is not in the best shape. Aside from re wrapping it, I was trying to figure out if there is any product out there that can help with the fading or whatever was used on it to cause the issue. Thank you
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Old 04-02-2018, 06:22 PM   #2
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Look on Adam’s Polish I’m sure they got something to help.
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Old 04-02-2018, 06:53 PM   #3
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Does anyone know if there is a way to "revive" the flat black hood from a '13 1LE? I bought the car used and the hood is not in the best shape. Aside from re wrapping it, I was trying to figure out if there is any product out there that can help with the fading or whatever was used on it to cause the issue. Thank you
Probably isn't fading,most likely they tried to wax it.There's a product by Mothers called "Back to Black",it's a spray coating for vinyl trim that restores the color,that might be something you'd want to try.
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:57 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses so far. I think I have tried the back 2 Black without great results. Maybe I’ll try a small inconspicuous corner with it.
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Old 04-04-2018, 04:56 PM   #5
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Does anyone know if there is a way to "revive" the flat black hood from a '13 1LE? I bought the car used and the hood is not in the best shape. Aside from re wrapping it, I was trying to figure out if there is any product out there that can help with the fading or whatever was used on it to cause the issue. Thank you
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Check out this thread.....I think it will help!

http://www.adamsforums.com/topic/134...vinyl-stripes/

Also here is a new product for your Matte Black hood.

https://adamspolishes.com/shop/exter...-detailer.html
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Old 04-04-2018, 05:52 PM   #6
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Hey,
Check out this thread.....I think it will help!

http://www.adamsforums.com/topic/134...vinyl-stripes/

Also here is a new product for your Matte Black hood.

https://adamspolishes.com/shop/exter...-detailer.html
thank you very much! I am just about to order a few hundred bucks worth of stuff from you guys. Maybe I will add this!
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thank you very much! I am just about to order a few hundred bucks worth of stuff from you guys. Maybe I will add this!
Thank You!!
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:19 PM   #8
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Dang it. The 15% off is over. I was just about to order quite a few things. Guess I have to wait now.
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:55 AM   #9
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I have a 1LE, I clay bar my hood every so often. After claying and making sure the vinyl is dry, I that I go over it with some Adams VRT on their blue hex grip applicator pad and knock it down with a micro fiber towel.

VRT does leave a slight shine for a few days but then the vinyl returns to the flat look.

Coming up on 5 years of ownership next month and my hood still looks like the day I picked it up.
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Old 04-06-2018, 03:26 PM   #10
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I have a 1LE, I clay bar my hood every so often. After claying and making sure the vinyl is dry, I that I go over it with some Adams VRT on their blue hex grip applicator pad and knock it down with a micro fiber towel.

VRT does leave a slight shine for a few days but then the vinyl returns to the flat look.

Coming up on 5 years of ownership next month and my hood still looks like the day I picked it up.

Thanks a lot! Im am going to try this method
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:02 PM   #11
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Here are a few pics so you all can see what I mean. At night or from far looks ok. But during the day or close up it looks bad. I’ll be trying the Adams matte spray I just got. Hopefully that works.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:00 PM   #12
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Photobucket.....you need to pay for 3rd party picture posting. So we see nothing.
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Old 04-23-2018, 03:00 PM   #13
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Photobucket.....you need to pay for 3rd party picture posting. So we see nothing.


I believe I fixed it now. I hope! Just figured out how to post pictures. On other forums I used to have to use photobucket and thought it was still the same procedure.
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Old 04-23-2018, 04:28 PM   #14
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ouch that looks rough, have you thought about rewrapping it with satin black?
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