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Thanks! I did the Rust-Oleum trim and bumper paint on all the plastics. I just pulled everything off and used the spray can. Not sure yet how long it will last as I just did it. So we'll have to wait and see.
 

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I essentially have the same rig but blue and automatic. How hard was it to take the brush guard and bumper off to do the paint job? The plastics on mine are pretty faded so this would definitely make it look nicer
 

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Same here, faded. Was recommended I use plastidip but I'm probably going to go with something from Rustoleum specifically for this type of project. I heard rubbing peanut butter on our plastics will do the trick and according to the video I watched, it worked. I haven't personally tried it but just thought I'd throw it out there as an inexpensive option. Not that spray painting is too expensive. Just remember, what will determine how long it'll last is all in how you go about doing the prep work. I spend triple the time on prepping vs the actual painting. Been doing it for 35 years so you can trust what I tell you about it 😊👍 my second tip, take your time.
 

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My wife used a heat gun on all of our cars and basically melted the very surface of the plastics, and it looked brand new for about 3 years or so. But now I can see it coming back, and it looks bad. Maybe I'll try the heat gun again.
 

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My wife used a heat gun on all of our cars and basically melted the very surface of the plastics, and it looked brand new for about 3 years or so. But now I can see it coming back, and it looks bad. Maybe I'll try the heat gun again.
🤔 Heatgun and plastics in the same sentence sounds disasterous 😆 I like it!!
 
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