Looking for that product that makes your life a lot easier when dressing engine compartments? I have tried quite a few of the aerosol trim dressing for this type of work and I must say that I am thoroughly impressed with Stoner Trim Shine Vinyl & Plastic Coating. It takes very little product to restore a nice deep rich shine to all the plastic and trim pieces in the engine compartment or other areas of the vehicle, and is pretty much effortless. Below are all of the great areas Trim Shine can be used, along with other information that you can find directly on the label for this item.
Trim Shine Vinyl and Plastic Coating is the fast and easy way to coat vinyl, plastic and other automotive surfaces. Trim Shine Vinyl and Plastic Coating quickly coats:
- door gaskets
- under-the-hood surfaces
- trim strips
- vinyl seats
- vinyl tops
- door panels
- air vents
- gear shift boots
- and much more
- Doesn’t run, drip or streak. Hides white hazing and wax marks on dark auto trim. Won’t harm glass, chrome, metals, or paint finishes.
Trim Shine Vinyl and Plastic Coating is so simple and easy to use, just spray and walk away.
- The fast and easy way to give cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, RVs, motorcycles, and boats a like-new, showroom look.
- Trim Shine Vinyl and Plastic Coating saves you time and effort. Requires no messy rubbing or wiping. No need to use cloths, wipes, or brushes.
- Ideal for air dams, and other areas which are difficult or impossible to wipe.
- Clear, colorless, non-corrosive, non-greasy, and long lasting. Safe to use on most materials, but always test first.
Here is a recent project I worked on where this product was used and provided excellent results in a very efficient manner.
I was performing a premium wheels off service on this 2016 Subaru WRX. With the wheels removed it is easy to give the wheel wells a good cleaning and dress them with a product to keep them protected. This photo shows the wheel well prior to being cleaned and dressed.
To clean the wheel wells, I actually like to use my Tornador Black with a 4:1 APC mixture. Spray onto the wheel well, let dwell, and just wipe it down with a damp All Purpose Microfiber Towel before rinsing. Once it is clean, a light coating was sprayed onto the plastic trim pieces within the wheel well, restoring a nice natural finish. This is typically that most detailers would over look, however with minimal time invested it can take your work to the next level.
For application, you can pretty much just spray on and walk away. It will be dry to the touch in a fairly short period of time, however you can also spray it on and wipe it off if you are in a hurry during the application.
This is a before picture of the engine compartment prior to being cleaned. While this is a fairly new car with lower miles on it, it does not take long for your engine compartment to become dirty.
Another before photo from a different angle.
I rinsed down the engine bay prior to spraying down with Meguiar’s Super Degreaser and used the EZ Detail Brushes for cleaning those hard to reach places. Once the engine was cleaned and dried, the coating was evenly applied and left to dry. Stoner Trim Shine leave a nice glossy finish while not leaving a greasy surface like many dressing do.
Another thing to take note of, I usually apply Trim Shine prior to finishing up the remainder of the exterior as you will get over spray on other areas of the car. So this should not be the last thing you are doing, unless you do cover areas of the car around the area that you are spraying. I will typically spray the area to be covered, and then wipe the painted surfaces around that area with either CarPro Eraser or Meguiar’s Final Touch QD Spray.