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    Default How to make the fender wells look better?

    I have the fender wells good and clean on my '98 but the black color looks faded. I tried Mothers "Back to Black" but that didn't help. Any suggestions?
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    I've heard that Adams Polishes makes something called Undercarriage Spray that does exactly what you're looking for. Check it out at AdamsPolish.com.

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    Default Undercarriage spray

    I use Adam's undercarriage spray...clean area...let dry...spray on...looks like brand new...great stuff

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    Thanks for info. I will try and locate some Adams and give it a try.
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    How long does that stuff last? The PO had my black 89 painted, and it got paint overspray all over the front wheel wells. I took one out and stripped the paint off with Urethane safe bumper stripper and steel wool, now it looks all dull gray.

    I had thought of painting them, but may try something else if it holds up for at least 6 months. Don't want to put something on, and when I get to driving it starts washing off.

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    Seeing as how you took off the black paint I don't know that this spray will give you the look that you want....I use this on my Vette and CTS...it last for quite a long time...but then again I don't wash my cars with soap...just cold water....

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    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow41 View Post
    Seeing as how you took off the black paint I don't know that this spray will give you the look that you want....I use this on my Vette and CTS...it last for quite a long time...but then again I don't wash my cars with soap...just cold water....
    Ok, thanks. I'll probably just paint them with the Krylon flat black paint for plastic.

    Though, I was told the fender wells are supposed to be black all the way through them. But after I got the oversrpay off, it was gray.

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    The Adams Undercarriage spray works really well. It will bring back those gray plastic pieces to black, like they are supposed to be. It seems that the more I use it the less I have to use it. It's like the pieces are regaining the blackness....I don't really know exactly how to describe it.

    The plastic cladding on my 99 Silverado (tops of front and rear bumpers) was turning gray like you talk about, the Adams VRT brought back the black as well.

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    Default Adam's VRT

    VRT will make your engine area looks good also...clean...spray on ..wipe off excess.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toms01 View Post
    The Adams Undercarriage spray works really well. It will bring back those gray plastic pieces to black, like they are supposed to be. It seems that the more I use it the less I have to use it. It's like the pieces are regaining the blackness....I don't really know exactly how to describe it.

    The plastic cladding on my 99 Silverado (tops of front and rear bumpers) was turning gray like you talk about, the Adams VRT brought back the black as well.
    Does that stuff wash off? I say after driving around, some of it will start to wash off and look crappy? I wouldn't mind something that will hold up for 6 months. But if I'd have to reapply every other time I drive it, then I may just paint them and be done.

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    You can do what you want as far as painting, but you'll still have to keep the wheelwells clean. Once cleaned the undercarriage spray goes on in like 5 seconds. If there is dirt there, it still needs to be cleaned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toms01 View Post
    You can do what you want as far as painting, but you'll still have to keep the wheelwells clean. Once cleaned the undercarriage spray goes on in like 5 seconds. If there is dirt there, it still needs to be cleaned.
    Yeah, I'll have to think about it. The Krylon flat black paint for plastic says it is chip resistant after 7 days. I know someone used that stuff on their spare tire holder thing, and it is still holding up fine after 2 years.

    How long does that undercarriage spray last if I was to just use that on the grey plastic fenderwells?

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    Mine looks good even after I wash the car the next time, but I usually hit it again lightly. Sounds to me like you had better paint them, it's pretty apparent that you would rather paint. I doubt you'd be happy with the undercarriage spray. Me, I'd rather it be the way it came from the factory.

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    I use Armor All mixed 50/50 with water.

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    Hi, Shan!

    What type of procedure do you use? Just spray it on and let it dry after cleaning?

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