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    Heat gun trick on the rub rail.

    Has anyone had any luck trying the heat gun trick on their rub rail? I haven't had the stones to try it as I was kinda too worried about getting too close to the gel coat etc.


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    yep works just fine. just stay back ad work your way in till you find the sweet spot where it starts changing color use a sweeping motion. when it starts getting a little glossy move on

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    did you scuff them a bit or even sand em? I've got a couple of nicks that I'd like to minimize by sanding down the high spots 220# then 320 then heat em up what you think?

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    i didnt but probly should have. I think that a grit that you described will work well.

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    Will using a heat gun also work on bringing the colour back out in the hood? Has anyone tried this?

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    yep, if its colored plastic and not painted. yes it will work the same. Ive heard that if you coat it in WD-40 it helps with the shine but dont quote me on that..

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    Hey thegaragejavea,

    If your hood is like mine (2000 GTX carb) it is painted and clear coated and NOT gelcoat. Ask around though as I'm new and don't know much...yet.

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    My hood is plastic, haven't painted it. I will give it a go as my hood is slightly faded. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thegaragejavea View Post
    My hood is plastic, haven't painted it. I will give it a go as my hood is slightly faded. Thanks for the info.
    Do a search...we had a few threads on this within the last 6 months, some even posted pics before and after.

    It works great though.

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    really good idea

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