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kfp673

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Posted: 07/11/20 04:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello All,

Do you use anything in particular to bring the deeb black "back to life". I used to use a product called Pig Spit on the mat black parts of my old motorcycle and it brought faded mat finishes back to looking like new. I'm concerned using that though because it is a petroleum based product on a rubber roof which is apparently a bad thing. I scrub it with the soap and water when I'm cleaning the roof, but after about 3 years it's really starting to fade. Same with black TV antenna and black Max Air covers. Thanks

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Did you try 303 Protectant?

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Posted: 07/11/20 06:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

303 is good for deeb black restoration.


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Yes, Aerospace 303 Protectant !


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Rattle can paint for plastic. It stops the UV breakdown as well as restoring the look.


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Another vote 303.

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Sounds like 303 is the winner. Never tried it. I assume it's OK to use even if some gets on the rubber roof? Thanks all!

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With just minimal care, you can avoid getting product on the rubber roof. Yes, 303 is good, but needs frequent application. ProtectAll is good too, maybe lasts a little longer than 303.

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Got my 303 today and went to town on the plastics and some trim areas. Looks great! I read a lot of reviews on Amazon saying it washes off first rain so I guess we will see, but things like the black AC cover, propane tanks cover, and some trim areas look good as new! Hopefully it will last beyond the first rain.

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kfp673 wrote:

Sounds like 303 is the winner. Never tried it. I assume it's OK to use even if some gets on the rubber roof? Thanks all!


Well I hope it is.....I rub down the entire trailer and roof with 303 every 2 months and it's sustained it's new appearance.

Just use a car wash mop, only takes an hour with 30ft trailer.

Go through about a gallon per year, Amazon.

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