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The faux wood on my 2008 LT dulled along the way, so I used some of Maguires excellent Plastix polish, to bring back the luster. Instead, it faded the plastic wood even more, and left nice scratches in the finish (a first for this product).

Any suggestions on how to bring back the fake wood finish? Armor All type products do nothing.
 

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That plastix stuff works pretty good idk why it did that. Maybe a super fine polish. Me personally i would pull it all out and out the SS trim.
 

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I also never heard of this happening with plastic polish. Thats what I use on real and fake wood. Are you sure you did not use the headlight plastic cleaner? That is abrasive stuff.
 

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Yikes

Did you thoroughly clean the faux wood first? Did you use a good microfiber or polish cloth?
 

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That stuff is for clear plastic , headlight covers etc.
 

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I thank everyone for their participation in this thread :eek:k3:.

So what can I use?

The "fake" wood is faded and slightly scratched now.

I thought of using NuFinish car polish?

I've never had this happen to faux wood before...
 

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Thanks again, to all who participated in this thread :eek:k3:

I'll update this thread, if and when I come up with a solution...
 

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Thanks again, to all who participated in this thread :eek:k3:

I'll update this thread, if and when I come up with a solution...

And take MANY PICTURES, too. RIIIGHT? :eek:k3:
 

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Clear plastic polish for guages, etc works great on the wood. I still suspect OP might have used something abrasive other than "clear plastic polish", like headlight restore.
 
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Sorry that I didn't revisit this thread sooner, but yes, I did use Maguires on the faux wood.

Over the weekend, I did try Nufinish car polish (which I keep for certain things). It helped some, but the scratches from Maguires remain.

(Note: this thread is not meant to slam Maguires products, which I use almost exclusively, with great results.)
 

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Oh, I Use something called Duragloss 681 plastic polish. I got it at an auto parts store locally.
I've been using it on real and fake wood for years and it is excellent.
 

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Oh, I Use something called Duragloss 681 plastic polish. I got it at an auto parts store locally.
I've been using it on real and fake wood for years and it is excellent.
That is some good stuff
 

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Yeah, I don't recall seeing it anywhere but at a particular auto store. I don't think it was crazy expensive either. Works great on display screens for the radio and climate (makes them look new), hard plasic buttons and knobs that are fading, fake metal/aluminum on the dash, and of course wood. Goes on like wax, let it sit for a few minutes and buff off with a terry cloth or microfiber.
 
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I'll have to check that out. Thanks Todd!
 

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Oh, I Use something called Duragloss 681 plastic polish. I got it at an auto parts store locally.
I've been using it on real and fake wood for years and it is excellent.
Thanks for the referral :eek:k3:!

I moved to Charlotte NC not too long ago, so I am not too familiar with the auto stores around here.

But once I find a store that carries the product, I'll update the thread.
 
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