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got some blemish issues on my truck(56k warning)

Hello everyone I have some blemishes on my 2000 ranger that I'm hoping to resolve. Also I'm hoping there might be some products i don't know about that can help restore parts of the truck to so i don't have to replace parts

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First of all my handle bar on the driver side of is really worn. It was this way when i bought the truck. I tried Armor All on it but it didn't do any good. Anyone have any ideas? I suppose worst case senario I can pull it off and repaint the whole piece with krylon fusion black satin paint.


Next is my bezel near the steering wheel as I have a few scratches it in. I'm not sure how to go about fixing it?



Also I have a few scratches and bad wear on my steering columns cover. I had kind of a hard time getting a good pict of it. So far I have tried using Armor All, buffing it with some 650 grit wet sand paper & rubbing some krylon fusion black satin in with a rag(think i made it worse ), & finally Meguiars leather wipes on it(cleaned it up a little bit).



Lastly I just recently discovered that my color matched A.R.E. fiberglass tonneau cover is starting to develop little white specs all over it as my truck sits in the sunny driveway most of the day. I wax the entire truck about once a month using some Meguiars cleaner wax. Is that a decent wax? as that's what my dad has always used and recommended to me. I've heard of fukken wax? I wonder if thats a better wax & if it would help or is it too far gone?



Well I hope some knowledgeable people out there has some good ideas for me too look into. Thanks :)

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You can paint any of those interior parts to make it look better, but if you paint some of the black pcs., you'll want to paint them all to match.
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yeah only way to fix the plastic is to repaint... as for the bed cover... that looks like fiberglass to me... not sure judging by the pics. Im biased to meguairs products, the cleaner wax is a good one, I use it quite a bit on small places it does it job
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yeah only way to fix the plastic is to repaint... as for the bed cover... that looks like fiberglass to me... not sure judging by the pics. Im biased to meguairs products, the cleaner wax is a good one, I use it quite a bit on small places it does it job
Yeah it is fiberglass...unfortunately even though it has a lifetime warranty you have to be the original owner. The guy i bought the truck from put it on about a month before i bought it and I've had it for about 3 years. So the paint shouldn't be wearing like that especially keeping it waxed with meguairs on a regular basis. I'm tempted to take it by the dealer with the original paperwork/receipt for it and ***** a bit I seriously doubt they would do anything about it but its worth a shot
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yeah I would try that... but thats crappy paint couldnt even last beyond 3yrs and some odd months... should outlast the paint thats on the truck... id give them hell about it
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Looks like your topper may be getting cracks in the clear coat... My mom's 01' Malibu is like that sorta...Best thing I would suggest is to get some good polish, maybe even some compound, and polish/buff the thing, then get some GOOD wax and put on it to protect from those pesky paint and clearcoat killing UV rays...
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thats not cracks thats the fiberglass coming through the paint... aka bad prep work... and any wax is technically good wax, Ive tried them all some just give a better end result than others but they all protect the paint from the weather
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