Honda Element exterior maintenance

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#1

Our '05 Element has some discoloration on the plastic external panels. Last time we used a car wash it left some odd streaks. Also, interior door has some white marks. Probably residue from my hand cream/sun lotion. Should I use Armorall? Anyone have a solution? Thankx in advance for your experience.


#2

You can use a heat gun to bring back the color. They are usually less than $20 from a hardware store. Clean the surfaces as best as you can first, and then work the heat gun back and forth slowly to heat the plastic. It will look brand new.


#3

The same problem happened on Chevy Avalanches. Go to a Chevy dealer and if they have thier moxie going ask for a product called Gatorback.
It is a textured spray that can be applied by a body shop.


#4

Meguires has a vinyl and rubber protectant in a spray bottle that works very well for restoring plastic parts. You can get it at Checkers, etc. for about $10.