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The cowl on my 08 CC is turning gray. The plastic is no longer black. Has anyone else seen this happen. I still have 5K miles left on my basic warranty, so I could probably get it replaced.
 

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i have an 05 and mise is fading, i just use some "back to black" or Armorall original protectant it brings back the color but you have to keep reaplying it once a moth or so.
 

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Join the club!! :lol: Everyones is doing it!
 
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I was told by the service manager the plastic trim is a 12 month 12k mile warranty.
 

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VRT from Adams really helps, but Blackbeauty had his painted of course, black.
 

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Once a year, I coat mine with Turtle Wax Ice, and it still looks brand new. However, my Titan is garage kept most of the day.
 

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I was told by the service manager the plastic trim is a 12 month 12k mile warranty.
My service manager blamed it on wax. No coverage.
 

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sucks you guys aint in the west coast socal.....we get our things replace...well i do that is....lol
 

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aint you special...


I usually use te same product I use for tires and the bedrail plastic etc.
I forget the name but I picked it up at kragen just apply it every wash or so.

anyone tried mop n glo supposedly it works well and holds up better on surfaces like bumper steps...
 

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I've seen brand new Titans on the dealer lot with faded cowls. It's just one of those things with the Titan.

You've got choices:
1. Get it painted black or color matched to your vehicle. IMO...color matched looks good depending on the color of the truck.
2. Use some type of plastic protectant on a regular basis. There are several to choose from. Just do a search... My personal favorite is Black Wow.

Here is a photo of my cowl. The right side was treated with Black Wow and the left side with another brand. This was after a little more than a week of non stop rain. Unlike other trim protectants, the cool thing is that it actually beads water, so you know it's there. It's expensive but it works... :thumbsup:
 

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if we are all upset about our plastic fading lol you guys should check out the 2004 and under xterras....lol now they have something to cry about....
 
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get some carbon fibre ones.....[QUOTE

Thats what i would like!! they look awsome!!
 

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use a pressure washer on it and the back side rails. it worked on mine
 

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use a pressure washer on it and the back side rails. it worked on mine
The pressure washer is only going to remove the dirt..... The pigment has been faded by UV / O2 and weather... Can't get that back with water.

It's the nature of the material.... Solution

Paint it, dress it or live with it
 

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The pressure washer is only going to remove the dirt..... The pigment has been faded by UV / O2 and weather... Can't get that back with water.

It's the nature of the material.... Solution

Paint it, dress it or live with it
Ya forgot one thing.
Make a 65th thread on the problem.
 

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I just took this cowl pic a minute ago. One coat of Turtle Wax Ice per year, truck was built in May 2005. Ice was last applied in April.
 

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