No paint door trim restoration - Jeep Cherokee Forum
Jeep Cherokee Forum

No paint door trim restoration

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-13-2011, 02:14 AM   #1
Thread Starter
Red Sled 01's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 158

View Red Sled 01's Photo Album My Photos
Year: 2001
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default No paint door trim restoration

I've seen a couple of people asking about how to renew they're door trim back to it's original color, and the common reply is "paint it." Though I may very well paint mine down the road, I figured I'd try something since I noticed I could make a visible mark just by dragging my fingernail across the surface. Yes, I did purchase "Back to Black," but I had applied it before, and it got sucked up immediately, and I could never seem to use enough to diminish the gray sun faded appearance.

So, since I noticed it could be scuffed off, that is, the dirt residue, car wash soap, whatever that unsightly crap was, I purchased just a plain pair of green brillow pads. That coupled with a roll of paper towels and my originally purchase "Back to Black," I was ready to tackle the project once again with better, longer lasting results.

Here's a picture of the driver's side with it's gross, gray, faded, door trim.

Basically, easy enough, I just began rubbing the brillow pad side to side, until I noticed that I was getting through the gunk, and actually removing it. I wasn't removing, or changing the texture of the door trim, which was nice, unlike sanding would've done. You can clearly notice the difference in the photo between the trim on the right and that on the left which was in progress.

Just continue down the door, until satisfied. Then, break out the paper towels, and whatever trim restore product you might buy, "Back to Black," "Forever Black," etc. and apply liberally. BLADDOW!!! You'll notice the nice original sheen pop out again, matching the color of the bumpers once again. Ah, much better.

For those that don't want to paint, give this a try. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
Attached Thumbnails
No paint door trim restoration-doorrestore_1.jpg   No paint door trim restoration-doorrestore_5.jpg   No paint door trim restoration-doorrestore_4.jpg   No paint door trim restoration-doorrestore_7.jpg   No paint door trim restoration-doorrestore_6.jpg  

Red Sled 01 is offline  
Closed Thread

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mechanic special 89 XJ Bradly Mitchell Jeep Builds 5 10-24-2015 09:53 PM
Paint non rust and non chip? Hewittxj Modified XJ Cherokee Tech 15 10-03-2015 06:08 PM
Cherokee Buying Advice aglass0fmilk Cherokee Chat 7 09-15-2015 10:29 AM
Jeep GC restore-a-thon John C Loghry Cherokee Chat 0 09-07-2015 12:35 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.