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 Post subject: Black in a flash
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:29 pm 
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Bought this. It seems to work very well - a definite difference on the 99T's rubber bumpers and it keeps it depth.

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 Post subject: Re: Black in a flash
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:43 pm 
The big question is....what is the durability of the product?

If it's about 3+ months, then that's pretty good.

Having detailed a 99T and C900 Saabs last year, I used a carnauba based wax called Rubber Dub (DDJ make one similar called Tyromania) for the bumpers, hoses, window seals, tyres and on the C900 a rubber rear spoiler. It was particlarly useful on the rear spolier as they can become pitted...the Rubber Dub filled in the pit-marks and prevented further deterioration.

On tyres, RaD lasts about 3 months and on bumpers and external trim well over 8+ months.


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 Post subject: Re: Black in a flash
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:28 pm 
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That is the big question isn't it.

It seems to remain slightly 'oily' rather than dry completely.
I havn't used it outdoors yet (very little rubber on my other cars) so cannot say.
I anticipate using it more as a top up rather than a definite sealer, but as I said the jury may still be out on this one. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Black in a flash
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:20 pm 
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It may not be as noticable on your black paintwork, but with the product remaining oily, look out for run marks down the paintwork after the weather has been at it.... sometimes a problem with the cheaper trim products :)

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 Post subject: Re: Black in a flash
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:03 pm 
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Again, I'd be interested in knowing longevity for our cars - Classic 900 and "classic" 9-5.

I've been very happy with ArmorAll Shield on my 9-5 - it's a more modern car and not that interesting to keep pristine. The Classic 900 is. On the 9-5, it renovated plastics, which was a welcome surprise and does not stain with rain. The closest product I've used is Dodo Juice's Fantastic Plastic, but that can't be used on paint or windows.

Keep us informed, pal ... if it's a good 'un, it's a good 'un. See how it fairs in some rain and some dirty rain ... and salt.

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 Post subject: Re: Black in a flash
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:14 pm 
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Apologies for such a late reply. :oops:

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Update: Lasts reasonably well.- approx 2 months, though please note car is garaged.
Beads well. Does produce marking on paintwork after rain.
Recommended for rubber bumpers, where water can run off, rather than body trim.
If you wipe off after a few minutes it leaves a matt finish which is my preferred option.
Leaving it to dwell gives you a glossier finish over time.



Marks: 6/10

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 Post subject: Re: Black in a flash
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:45 pm 
2 month longevity is pretty good... especially for an inexpensive product. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Black in a flash
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:23 am 
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Hi Peter

Hope all is well with you.

Yes, it's not too bad, though I wonder what would happen if the car was left out in the rain.
One thing I did notice with the product was a simple wipe, after a couple of weeks, with a clean rag brought the depth back a little - probably due to its oily consistency I guess.

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