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Old 01-26-12, 05:29 AM   #1
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Default Solution Finish - The Solution To Dull, Faded Plastic & Vinyl Trim




When an innovator in the custom car industry comes out with his own surface care product, people tend to perk up and pay attention. Rich Evans, a custom fabricator, painter and designer out of Huntington Beach, California owns and operates a custom shop, Rich Evans Designs. If you've ever seen a one-off car that looked like nothing else you've ever seen, chances are Rich Evans got his hands on it at some point. So when I heard Rich Evan's own product, Solution Finish, would be available at Autogeek, I was eager to get my hands on it to put it to the test.

Solution Finish isn't your typical trim restoration product. Solution Finish utilizes an advanced blend of polymers to restore and protect virtually any black vinyl or plastic surface. While most trim restorers are greasy and oily, Solution Finish dries to the touch and provides long-lasting protection against the elements.






This is what your typical black plastic bumper trim looks like after years of neglect from sitting outside in the sun, unprotected. Solution Finish can be used on black plastic or vinyl trim that's brand new, or it can be used to restore dull, faded trim back to like-new condition.











Before attempting to restore any black plastic or vinyl trim, thoroughly clean it first using a pro-strength cleaner. I chose to use Detailer's Pro Series Cleanse-All because although it's formulated to break up bugs, dirt and grease, it's safe on virtually any automotive surface.






To provide the necessary agitation, I used a Cobra Microfiber Applicator Pad. Microfiber works great to scrub plastic and vinyl trim, releasing dirt and grease.






After thoroughly cleaning the area with DP Cleanse-All, I dried it using a soft microfiber towel. Solution Finish needs to be applied to a CLEAN and DRY surface.






After laying down a tape line, I applied a tiny amount of Solution Finish to a poly foam applicator. Hyper-Concentrated does not even begin to describe how concentrated Solution Finish truly is. Notice how I'm wearing Black Nitrile Gloves? This makes clean-up much easier just in case I get any Solution Finish on my hands.








Solution Finish goes on super thin. With this product, less is more.






I only had to reapply another pea-sized drop to my applicator to complete half of the rear bumper trim.






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A couple more drops of Solution Finish and the rest of the bumper trim was restored to a like-new finish.











Solution Finish is easy to use, goes on extremely thin, and it works. After completely restoring the rear bumper trim to like-new condition, I still had about 85% of the 1 ounce test bottle left.

If you're looking for an alternative trim restoration product for all your faded black vinyl and plastic trim, give Solution Finish a try.


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That's an enormous difference. The 50/50 shot almost looks like you spray painted it. I also noticed that when you put a bit of the product on an applicator pad, it's black? Does it have some sort of dye in it?

How many ordinary car washes can one expect this product to last through with regular car shampoo? I'm kinda getting tired of products washing away after a week and requiring regular re-application. This seems like a great alternative.
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would like to know if the black means there is a dye inside as well.

How does this compare to blackwow?
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How is the durability tests racking up? Also, is the texture somewhat slippery or more slippery than it is without using the product?
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I clicked on the link and just noticed the price of it... ouch.
It would be a good deal if this is some sort of permanent or semi-permanent coating kinda like opti-coat 2.0 but for trim.
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I would be interested to know the durability and how it compares to other trim products as well/
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That's an enormous difference. The 50/50 shot almost looks like you spray painted it. I also noticed that when you put a bit of the product on an applicator pad, it's black? Does it have some sort of dye in it?

How many ordinary car washes can one expect this product to last through with regular car shampoo? I'm kinda getting tired of products washing away after a week and requiring regular re-application. This seems like a great alternative.
When properly applied, you can expect 12-18 months.

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would like to know if the black means there is a dye inside as well.

How does this compare to blackwow?
It's a polymer-based formula, and unlike Black Wow, it contains no silicone.

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How is the durability tests racking up? Also, is the texture somewhat slippery or more slippery than it is without using the product?
When properly applied, you can expect 12-18 months. I'll be keeping a close eye on the test vehicle to see how long it lasts.

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I clicked on the link and just noticed the price of it... ouch.
It would be a good deal if this is some sort of permanent or semi-permanent coating kinda like opti-coat 2.0 but for trim.
The price of entry is high, but considering a 1 oz bottle will do the trim on several vehicles AND last 12-18 months, it quickly becomes a bargain.
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Solution Finish, the product that brings back black trim, is now available in a convenient kit that includes several essential items to help you successfully restore dull, neglected plastic and vinyl surfaces to like-new condition!

Solution Finish isn't your typical trim restoration product. Solution Finish utilizes an advanced blend of polymers to restore and protect virtually any black vinyl or plastic surface. While most trim restorers are greasy and oily, Solution Finish dries to the touch and provides long-lasting protection against the elements.


The Solution Finish Exterior Trim Kit includes:
  • 1 oz. Solution Finish Black Plastic & Vinyl Restorer
  • 4 oz. Detailer's Pro Series Cleanse-All Exterior Surface Cleaner
  • 20 Pack of Large Nitrile Gloves
  • 4 Poly Foam Applicators
  • 18mm 3M Scotch 233+ Premium Automotive Masking Tape


With the Solution Finish Exterior Trim Kit, you can take plastic and vinyl trim that looks like this...






Into this!






If you've been looking for a solution to dull, faded plastic and vinyl surfaces, the Solution Finish Exterior Trim Kit includes everything you need to restore plastic and vinyl trim - the right way.

Solution Finish Exterior Trim Kit

Solution Finish - The Solution To Dull, Faded Plastic & Vinyl Trim
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