Painting rub rail

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So the PVC rub rail on my 25GM is structurally in good shape but just looks like shit. Anyone got tips for restoring it? I figured some sort of paint would be easiest.

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use a Heat gun and it will turn from white to black as you watch, then wipe occasionally with 303 UV Protection.https://www.amazon.com/303-30313-CSR-Protectant-Plastic-Fiberglass/dp/B00KN0UOEE

You can also wet sand it with 400 grit then 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper then again use the UV Protection
 
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i've seen sanding and compounding produce some like new results.
 

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You can use just the heat gun. But I would wipe it with the 303 throughout the year to keep it from oxidizing and turning white. I use the 303 on my car's black plastic trim and wheel flaps.
 

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You can use just the heat gun. But I would wipe it with the 303 throughout the year to keep it from oxidizing and turning white. I use the 303 on my car's black plastic trim and wheel flaps.
Sounds like an easy solution. I will give it a try. Thanks and I’ll take a Budweiser lol
 

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Also, out of the two methods I have used, the one that takes the most labor last the longest, (sanding with wet or dry). Of course!
If all I gotta do is run a heat gun on it, I don’t mind it being a spring maintenance item.
 

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Interlux perfection, two coats, then hit it with a scotch bright pad, and it will look and stay just like brand new. You can skip the scotch bright pad, but to me it’s was just too shiny. Sand with 220 to remove shine for first coat, then scotch bright pad before second coat
 
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