Hard Case Trim discolorization

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Yowie

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The trims on the FJR hard cases I bought yesterday are badly discolored.
Toying with easy cosmetic fixes.
Thinking of masking around them and just painting them black.
Is this a common problem? If so, what's a popular fix?
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Is this black vinyl trim? If so, possibly due to wax. Mineral spirits might help. A product like "Back to Black" is pretty effective once you have removed residues.
 

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It seems to be some sort of corrosion inside the artificial chrome plastic trims.
 

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If it's the black plastic, try some Mother's Back to Black. Works great and doesn't compromise plastics like I've had ArmorAll do on external bits.
 

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Unfortunately the discoloured/corroded stuff is on the inside of the otherwise clear trims. I fear there;s no hope. Actually I know there is none. They are f#ck*d!!! Just wondered if any other folks had had the same issue and whether there was a known fix.
Well, my known fix is going to be painting the f*&^ers black!

Thanks to all

Off to get paint and have done with it.

Yowie :)
 

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Well they are now gloss black - and to be honest I don't really like 'em that way. A local panel shop reckons they are only stuck on with double-sided tape. Must be really good tape 'cos they don't want to move!
Anyway, I reckon I'll get a heat gun onto 'em and try to persuade them to come off and to get to like living in the bin.
 

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Well they are now gloss black - and to be honest I don't really like 'em that way. A local panel shop reckons they are only stuck on with double-sided tape. Must be really good tape 'cos they don't want to move!
Anyway, I reckon I'll get a heat gun onto 'em and try to persuade them to come off and to get to like living in the bin.
I would try a hair drier first - heat gun can get hot really fast and blister paint. A piece of thin monofilament fishing line under the trim usually works well to remove stuck emblems without ruining paint. "Goo Gone" is good for removing sticky residue - might even soak in well enough from the sides to help get them off (I might even try that first).
 

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Thanks for the info folks. I'm going to wait about a week and see if the gloss black I did 'em with yesterday grows on me. If it doesn't then I'll try the methods mentioned.
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