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Can anybody recommend a good product/technique to clean and remove scuffs from the black plastic strip along the top edge of back of the hatch? I'm talking about the area around the rear bowtie emblem. It seems like I have some scuffing on there that will not wipe off. It isn't anything that can be felt but it looks like somehow the plastic is scuffed and wiping it doesn't restore the shine. Any recommended ways to get the piece back to being nice and shiny with no scuffs?
 

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Can anybody recommend a good product/technique to clean and remove scuffs from the black plastic strip along the top edge of back of the hatch? I'm talking about the area around the rear bowtie emblem. It seems like I have some scuffing on there that will not wipe off. It isn't anything that can be felt but it looks like somehow the plastic is scuffed and wiping it doesn't restore the shine. Any recommended ways to get the piece back to being nice and shiny with no scuffs?
Piano black plastic trim on the outside of car, ugh, main enemy of detailers everywhere. It WILL accumulate RIDS (random isolated deep scratches) and spider webbing - only way to remove it is cut and polish - then seal; then never touching it again.
 

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Can anybody recommend a good product/technique to clean and remove scuffs from the black plastic strip along the top edge of back of the hatch? I'm talking about the area around the rear bowtie emblem. It seems like I have some scuffing on there that will not wipe off. It isn't anything that can be felt but it looks like somehow the plastic is scuffed and wiping it doesn't restore the shine. Any recommended ways to get the piece back to being nice and shiny with no scuffs?
Can you share a pic? Depending on the damage, use the same products you'd use on paint.
 

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I've had some luck removing scuffs and scratches with Maguire's car cleaner (a very mild abrasive liquid polish). But be very careful to not over rub a particular area with too much force, you can take some paint off. A tiny dab on a terry cloth and some gentle circles is all you need. I even use this to take scratches off of DVDs checked out from the public library to avoid annoying skips. My son in his younger years took a silver glitter marker to his clock, and this stuff did the trick and made it like new again. It works great when you peel off the sticky car dealership emblem and there is some sticky residue on the clearcoat. Plus all the crud, bug parts, and road tar that splatters onto the front bumper comes off easier with Maguire's.

Full disclosure, I don't work for Maguire's, just used this product my entire car ownership life.
 
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