Yes! I worked on it today. Shoe polish works, but it's not black. I mixed a little grey into the black polish to get a match. Now the touched up part is shiny, so I guess I'll get something to shine up the rest of the panel. I believe leather wipes will do it.Bolts - kind of a chalky type appearance? I don't have it on my Sol but my F250 is showing signs. It's definitely UV degradation.
Given that's what it is, may be nothing you can do. Apparently Chrysler went through this for their grey plastic bumpers. Only thing they could come up with, was a paint job (and you know they really didn't want to pay for that!.This is interesting - - - let me work on this. The UV degradation is irreversible. We need a way to reverse it's effects. More importantly we need to be able to get you back to your original color.
Ah, the infamous "tape marks". Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.Given that's what it is, may be nothing you can do. Apparently Chrysler went through this for their grey plastic bumpers. Only thing they could come up with, was a paint job (and you know they really didn't want to pay for that!.
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I have the same issue with the '06 and would love to hear what a solution might be (I'm guessing painting might be the only/best way). :cryin:I think the original poster is referring to the same problem I have...the top edge of the interior door panel looks like it's fading from exposure to the sun. I tried Mother's Back to Black. It didn't work.
I appreciate that you said it was the right solution for you; I like the plastic interior. Once, I was caught in a rainstorm with the top down...light mist to really bad to light mist...about 100 miles. I kept the top down...didn't want to pull over...in a hurry. If you're going along at a good clip with the top down, seat lowered all the way, windows up, windscreen on, little to no water will hit the driver, and not much gets into the cabin. Anyhow, some water did get on the dash and another plastic panel or two. When I took my 200 mile break, wiping off the interior plastic, it occurred to me that had it been leather (like I was considering doing) the water might damage it. While it is hard and somewhat ugly, I find the plastic practical, easy to keep clean and maintain as it is, paint, or customize any way one desires.I was never happy with the hard plastic interior in the Solstice, so a few years back I had the interior completely recovered in leather/vinyl and have been thrilled ever since. It wasn't cheap but for me, it was the right solution.