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Forever Black - most of the trim on my car had faded to a very dull grey so I bought Forever Black to restore it to black. Forever Black is a shoe polish like black dye. It even comes in a shoe polish applicator. After washing the trim with the supplied conditioner then drying, it goes on easily and takes only a few minutes to dry (a lot less than the 10-15 minutes the bottle says it takes to dry). I did have few problems with it - I had trouble getting it to coat evenly. My trim was was so faded that if the Forever Black had any bubbles or I overlapped a strokes it looked terrible. I discovered if I put on several coats and immediately wiped off the excess between coats the result was satisfactory. Even doing that it was still a little uneven. The final problem I had was it getting on the paint. The bottle does say tape off painted areas but I of course ignored that. I did discover that a damp cloth with a little bit of the Forever Black conditioner and elbow grease removes it. My result was darker (though still uneven in sunlight) trim. Grade - B- (isn't as easy as it sounds and will only make badly faded trim darker, not black).

POR15 Boss Gloss - this corrected the uneveness left by the Forever Black. Boss Gloss is advertised as an Armorall alternative that lasts weeks instead of days. It looks and smells exactly like Armorall so it is obviously a silicone based product. It does bring the trim up to a high shine quicker than Armorall. It also doesn't soak in as fast as Armorall (especially on softer trim like the door ding strips that usually look bad hours after applying Armorall). So it's less work to put on with equal results. I'll report back to see if it really does last weeks instead days........Grade - A+ (for now if doesn't last two weeks or so the grade will be lowered)
 

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No and I wish I had taken before and after pictures . Right now I'd call my car a "five footer" (looks good standing five feet away). The Forever Black on it 's own would have looked horrible. It had streaks, some spots were darker than others. Now the combination of Forever Black and Boss Gloss makes it look black and shiny. The Boss Gloss evened it all out but what it will look like when the BG wears off should be interesting.......
 

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*Update* Two weeks later the Boss Gloss is holding up well even with two rainy days in that time it's still shiney. The stuff appears to be every thing they promised. I'm going to wait as long as I can I stand it without washing my car to see how long it lasts......
 

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*Update II* at a little over a month the trim just now needs to be recoated. BUT...I did wash the car a week or so ago. POR 15 Boss Gloss is amazing stuff I highly recommend it.
 
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