Richard's Top 3
Trim & Plastic Tips


Double down. After cleaning hard plastic, rubber, and vinyl trim, apply Black Shine Trim Restorer as a basecoat and Vinyl & Rubber Dressing as a finishing coat. V&R creates a satin sheen and its added UV protection makes it great for interior plastics, trim, and door seals as well as tires.


Upscale interiors. When working on leather remember warm surfaces are more receptive to conditioning products because the heat opens the pores of the leather, allowing the conditioner to better penetrate and be absorbed. So working in the heat of the day, but not direct sunlight, or firing up the seat warmers will be beneficial.


Shiny Plastic. Plastic is the most popular interior material on the road and plastic trim can have a tough life. Swirls and scratches are part of motoring but you can do more than simply clean these surfaces you can remove minor blemishes and add serious pop to your hard plastic interior trim items by using Plastic Polish.

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More than a store, our Tacoma, Washington headquarters offers a museum-quality auto display, hands-on demonstrations in our car care school, and a chance to meet and talk shop with the Griot's Garage team. We look forward to meeting you.

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