Exterior trim pieces can become faded over time. That nice dark black look will eventually turn into an ugly grayish/whitish color if you do not take care of it. The best way to prevent this is to apply a durable protectant, but if the damage is already done there is a great product to help restore it. That product is Black WOW.
When I first heard of Black WOW I was skeptical because of the price. Soon after, I heard a lot of good things about it and once I realized how many cars you could do with one bottle, I decided to give it a try. As soon as I used it on my first car I could tell I was going to be a fan, especially because it didn’t require a lot of product to do its job. If you are just using a bottle on your own cars then it will last you a lifetime!
Black WOW is really easy to apply. All you have to do is put a pea-size amount on a Foam Applicator Pad or an All-Purpose Microfiber Towel and rub it onto the trim. Make sure you keep rubbing the product around until you get a nice even coat on the trim. After you get it spread evenly let it sit for a couple minutes, then you will want to go back over it with a dry All-Purpose Microfiber Towel to remove the excess. Once this product dries you will have a great, deep black finish. It may look like it is oily but if you touch it you will find that it transfers nothing to your fingers. If you happen to get some on your paint don’t worry, it will wipe right off.
This product is very durable and is great at repelling water. I first used this product on a Mercury Mountaineer about 5 months ago. When I was writing this article I contacted the owner of the Mountaineer to see how this product was holding up. This is what he had to say:
“The product is just now starting to wear off of the mirrors. It has held up very well and it is only wearing off of the corners and around the curves. The plastic where it has worn off still looks better now than it did before you applied it.”
I am currently working on a BMW 645Ci with some very faded plastic trim so I went straight for the Black WOW. I took a few 50/50 photos to share with you just how good this product is at restoring trim. Here are some of the shots:
Since this plastic section had some texture to it, I used more than I normally would to make sure the product got into every crack. I then went back over it a few times with an All-Purpose Microfiber Towel to make sure I got all of the excess product removed.
A little goes a long way with this product. As you can see from the picture above I have done this entire car (except this last section for photos) and the bottle still looks like it is completely full.
This product can also be used on colors other than black, and you can also use it on fender wells and engine bay compartments!
Black WOW worked great on this BMW and I know that it will last a long time. I’m sure the customer will be very pleased which in turn makes me reciprocate the feeling.
I hope this article will help you with keeping your vehicle looking as good as it can. Thanks for reading!