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    How does one go about dealing with scuffing and minor scratches on items like the side skirts that are (I think) some sort of hard rubber or plastic and black? Thanks.
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    usually some very light compound or even just some "cleaner wax" will take them off.

    if you use a light/fine compound, make sure after you use the compound and take it off the paint, to use a wax to go back over it.

    Meguiars (however you spell it) has a cleaner wax that i use for those types of things. I imagine it is a super fine compound and a lot easier to use. Also takes small dirt specs out of paint from everyday driving. after using that, go over the same areas with a good wax/sealer.
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    Leave them unpainted. Like I have done despite many here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    How does one go about dealing with scuffing and minor scratches on items like the side skirts that are (I think) some sort of hard rubber or plastic and black? Thanks.

    i'm assuming that the side skirts arent painted

    Well the unfortunate thing about the plastic is that it's finely textured, any attempt to remove scuffs will result in more scuffs.

    Your best bet is to attempt to hide it with a product like mothers back to black bumper and trim dressing.
    http://www.amazon.com/Mothers-6108-B.../dp/B0002U1TXK
    it's a great product

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    if its black or gray unpainted plastic DO NOT APPLY ANY WAX OR CLEANER WAX it messes up the plastic and may stain it, i would use some sort of plastic conditioner, mothers back to black, armor all will work, armor all also makes a really nice product for plastic and interior stuff, and plastic trim its a thicker gel, it works really well (i think its in a yellow squeeze bottle)
    can you post a pic, that might help

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    Thanks for all the replies.

    Painting the area is not an option. I should have clarified this isn't a side skirt; the texture and material are LIKE our side skirts though. It's a bumper and it's not a Subaru.

    I will try to post a pic tomorrow. Basically, it's scuffing on a plasticized "bumper" area. I tried Armor All and it made the scuffs shiny and clean, but they're still visible. I'll look into getting a pic up come daylight.

    Thanks again all, to be continued.

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    hmm. i figured we were talking about a painted part of the car. I have never noticed a scuff on my non-painted side skirts..even on the passenger side

    cleaner wax and stuff that i mentioned in my post is only good for painted parts.
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