How to permanently restore black plastic trim in 3 easy steps? Wash the plastic trim. For best results, clean the plastic trim with isopropyl alcohol to leave no residue, just bare plastic. Use a microfiber applicator or foam applicator to apply Solution Finish Trim Restorer to the plastic.
If you have old, faded electronics or other plastic items around your house, you can make them look great again with just a dab of Vaseline. Flickr user linux-works, after buying some old audio equipment off eBay, discovered that a simple wash with soap and water didn’t do much to help the old, faded plastic buttons.
If your white plastic has yellowed you can actually restore it with hydrogen peroxide! Tape off any colored areas or cover them with some clear tape or masking tape to protect them. Instead of the liquid, use a cream containing 12% hydrogen peroxide and apply an even layer to the area.
Wash the play furniture with white distilled vinegar poured into a spray bottle. Spray the vinegar directly onto the playground equipment and scrub the vinegar with a scrubbing brush. Wipe dry with an old towel.
Meguiar’s Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer Aerosol uses breakthrough UV clear coat technology to stay shiny and protect even after 100 washes. *This durable formula dries quickly and does not streak when treated surfaces get wet. *Laboratory tested for 103 consecutive hand washes with pH neutral car shampoo.
The restorer lasts up to 12 months and is recommended for both cars and motorcycles. A major disadvantage of the product is that it can take up to three days to dry. It feels oily and can get dirty when applied.
Toothpaste and baking soda are both mild abrasives you can use to polish plastic. For heavily etched or discolored plastic, press non-gel toothpaste directly onto the surface and rub in a circular motion with a microfiber or cotton cloth.
Pour a few spoonfuls of baking soda into a small bowl. Add enough water to make a thick paste. Use a cotton ball, cloth, or even a clean toothbrush to apply the paste to the plastic. Rub the area in small, circular motions to remove the scratches.