My suggestion is to use armor all or STP. Spray a good amount on a corner of the rag and wipe it on. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Take a clean dry rag/towel and wipe it down in a back and forth motion.
One time, and it should look great. Its the only way I do it.
You could also check with your local dealer in the dept where they clean the cars.
Most of the time when the sell a car they use a spray to make all the moldings look good again.Most of the time they will tell you what it is. http://www.ipdusa.com/
Try calling these people and see if they sell the dye to redye the moldings.
I think a buddy of mine bought it from them one time.
I'm with Trekxc70 - the Meguires product is brilliant. I got polish on the rubber and it looked pox. I couldnt get it off, until I hit it with Meguires. Needs a touch up every 6 months or so, but looks great in between.
QUOTE(peterm @ Dec 6 2006, 05:12 PM)I'm with Trekxc70 - the Meguires product is brilliant. I got polish on the rubber and it looked pox. I couldnt get it off, until I hit it with Meguires. Needs a touch up every 6 months or so, but looks great in between.
They also make specific products for removing residue from trim. Wax buster works great, but you can also use peanut butter if you dont want to buy additional products for this task
Trouble with Mequiars Trim Detailer is it does not last long enough (reapplication required after about 2 weeks). Also I find it runs, especially when you apply on trim areas above body panels, a dose of rain and you can see it run.
I'm a regular visitor at autopia and heard good things about Forever Black which uses a dye system mentioned above.
I found out about Black Again - 8 oz. bottle $6.95 at IPD product # 66309 from my mechanic. Works great water beads just like wax. Hides wax marks on the trim. Does not require too much work. Rub on wipe off. A little goes a long way.
black bumper coating by plasticote.....its more of a dye than a paint...i masked off my car and used about 8 cans of this stuff....my trim is now black rather than charcoal..looks fantastic, doesnt fade, doesnt come off.
FYI, anyone who uses STP and or armorall on their cars is wasting their time and there money...that stuff is garbage. plus, it attracts dust