Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > 3 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-30-2006, 09:10 PM   #1
Euro_7
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: toronto
Posts: 368
faded moldings

my moldings are faded, so i need to buy the forver black stuff or back to black stuff..i went to crappy tire and they didint have it, where can i get this stuff from? And does it work well? thanks
__________________
Euro_7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 09:12 PM   #2
djcontra
Gets Blown Daily
 
djcontra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Scarghetto
Posts: 6,129
Send a message via ICQ to djcontra Send a message via MSN to djcontra Send a message via Yahoo to djcontra
back 2 black didn't work at all when i tried it on my moldings so I would stay away.
i'm sure there's a good product out there though...
__________________

'94 Supercharged E36 325is (150,000 original km's)
Mods
-Vortech V9 G-Trim @ ~10psi w/ BOV
-Shortstack headers
-Vortech RRFPR
-255LPH Walbro fuel pump
-TEIN SS Coilovers w/ Pillowball mounts
-Keskin KT1 17x8.5 & 17x10
-Remus full catback
-Authentic Rieger Infinity I body kit
-SMT6 EMS (Untuned)

djcontra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 09:24 PM   #3
soon2b-e
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: london
Posts: 192
arent the mouldings just flat black ?
anyways, if you cant find the moulding stuff, what i have found is if you prep the mouldings really well, you can use black primer
and by preping really well i dont mean sand it down with 80 grit sand paper, i mean just lightly scuff it with higher grit sandpaper and then clean it of all dirt and grease (brake clean or varsol works great for this) and then spray er down, i did that to all the cars that had mouldings and it worked great
but CT should carry that stuff, i know the last time i went they did and i even still have a can of it laying around (i dont use it, like i said, i just use black primer)
soon2b-e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 11:23 PM   #4
Euro_7
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: toronto
Posts: 368
thanks guys, i think ill go to another canadian tire and if they dont have it ill just paint them, i just wanted to find this stuff cuz theres some other things on the car that have faded
__________________
Euro_7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 12:09 AM   #5
superman123
slushbox champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: london
Posts: 500
use silicone spray ...it might ..work if not use it for all your other plastic pieces ...
superman123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 03:32 AM   #6
325isRED
6th Gear Member
 
325isRED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 1,436
That back to black thing that canadian tire has is GARBAGE
__________________

'92 325is 5sp
325isRED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 08:10 AM   #7
JS328
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Brooklin, Ont.
Posts: 135
I know this is going to sound crazy.. but peanut butter works wonders on faded black moldings. The results last MUCH longer than using Back-2-Black.
__________________
1997 BMW 332i
2003 BMW 325iT
JS328 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 05:16 PM   #8
Euro_7
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: toronto
Posts: 368
i know ive also heard about the peanut butter, but how did you put it on, wash it, etc. Thanks man
__________________
Euro_7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 05:30 PM   #9
JS328
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Brooklin, Ont.
Posts: 135
Just put a little bit on a cloth and wipe in on. Let it set for a couple of minutes and wipe it off with another clean cloth. You don't want to lather it on.. just put enough on so that the the oils in the peanut butter clean the molding, the same way you would use Back-2-Black. No need to wash it off..
__________________
1997 BMW 332i
2003 BMW 325iT
JS328 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2006, 05:59 PM   #10
euro*
4th Gear Member
 
euro*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: ///M SUGA
Posts: 844
dude i have this red gel it's foe plastic and rubber trims i'm not sure what its called
but it's awsome i got it when i work at a body shop maybe u can go and ask a shop what they can order u
euro* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2006, 12:43 AM   #11
Euro_7
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: toronto
Posts: 368
my uncle owns a body shop ill go steal a bottle of it lol but first ill try the peanut butter..there goes my dam breakfast
__________________
Euro_7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2006, 10:32 AM   #12
Andy E34
Registered User
 
Andy E34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Bowmanville, Ontario
Posts: 185
Send a message via MSN to Andy E34
Someone told me automatic trans fluid works great on rubber...tried it on an old set of tires once and it seemed to black'n the rubber for ever...never had the guts to apply to moldings or good tires
hmmm peanut butter, would make a car smell like a sandwitch to the area dogs...I can see local pets keeping the moldings clean for a while
Andy E34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 07:11 AM   #13
djcontra
Gets Blown Daily
 
djcontra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Scarghetto
Posts: 6,129
Send a message via ICQ to djcontra Send a message via MSN to djcontra Send a message via Yahoo to djcontra
I can see how peanut butter would work. The oils in that stuff are almost next to impossible to remove from clothing so I would assume they would stain the moldings nicely as well
There's got to be a tire product that works on these things too...curious
__________________

'94 Supercharged E36 325is (150,000 original km's)
Mods
-Vortech V9 G-Trim @ ~10psi w/ BOV
-Shortstack headers
-Vortech RRFPR
-255LPH Walbro fuel pump
-TEIN SS Coilovers w/ Pillowball mounts
-Keskin KT1 17x8.5 & 17x10
-Remus full catback
-Authentic Rieger Infinity I body kit
-SMT6 EMS (Untuned)

djcontra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 12:13 PM   #14
BennyL
7th Gear Member
 
BennyL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,652
are we talking about the rubber side mouldings, or the plastic front & rear ones?
__________________

My Ride: E36 318 Convertible - Black Ext. Peanutbutter Int.
BennyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 10:39 PM   #15
Euro_7
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: toronto
Posts: 368
im talking about the front and rear ones, i just put on m moldings is there any spray i can to protect my new moldings from fading?
__________________
Euro_7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Maxbimmer Copyright 2001 - 2014