Restore Car Trim




Introduction: Restore Car Trim

A quick, easy, and environmentally friendly way to restore your cars finish on all those pesky plastic parts.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Get everything you need to clean and restore you vehicle.

- windex/409/cleaner of your choosing

- rags

- olive oil/avocado oil

I am sure there are environmentally friendly cleaners, but since I am focused on the restore part, I will not spend time on cleaning your surfaces. Please use products you feel comfortable with.

Step 2: Oil Up Your Dry Surfaces Using a Soft Rag

I was out of Olive Oil, so I used Avocado Oil. It is a more costly choice than Olive Oil, but it worked just fine!

Place a small amount on a soft rag and then rub into your cars plastic surfaces.

Do you over do it, or it will get greasy.

Step 3: Enjoy the Results

Notice this dash was very dried out from the sun in the before picture, but looks and feels nice after

Step 4: It Works on Side Panels As Well

You will know if you put too much on if it feels greasy after. It should just feel smooth and soft.

Step 5: It Works on the Exterior As Well

The black, sun bleached trim on the outside, comes back to life

Step 6: It Also Works on Tan Interiors and Trim As Well!

Notice how fresh this side panels look after the oil is applied.

I hope your vehicle comes back to life!

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    5 years ago

    Expensive avocado oil? Can I recommend a bottle of Mother's Back to Black instead? It's all I use and it works on all trim colors.


    5 years ago

    i saw someone use peanut butter to do this. i tried it, the results were of course the trim back to the colors and feel that it was; however, i got ants.

    have you seen any ants yet or at all using olive oil?


    Reply 5 years ago

    I have not had any issues with pests. I also was fearful it would collect dust (we live in a high mountain desert), but no problems with that either. I did notice if I got it on too thick, it would do that. You just have to rub with a clean cloth to absorb extra back off.