Yes, Rub ‘n Restore® leather and vinyl paint finishes are great for plastics too. A primer like Bulldog® or SEM® Plastic Adhesion Promoter, which can be found at an automotive paint supply, are recommended. Older, desiccated (dried out), porous plastics may not need a primer, but be sure to clean the surface with alcohol and perform the tape test.
This video demonstrates our black finish on a car’s bumper (among other things).
- 0:14 – Sculpting your sponge for ease of use
- 0:44 – Refinishing a plastic bumper on a Honda CRV
- 1:08 – Drying
- 1:21 – Second coat of color; discussion of plastic primers (adhesion promoters) and rubber
- 2:03 – More drying
- 2:09 – Final coat on bumper
- 2:41 – Restoring beloved Dansko clogs
- 3:45 – Being silly with a paintbrush and a purse
We’ve used Rub ‘n Restore® on bedliners, exterior automotive plastics, and hot tub siding and spa surrounds with excellent results and long-term wear.