Best stuff to keep black trim black, and not collect dust ?

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I have a MME Select.... with the 'matte finish' black plastic trim; and I live in Santa Fe NM where the sun is INTENSE, and we have a mixture of (rough) pavement, and lots of gravel/dirt roads and streets that can kick up a lot of dust since streets are usually so dry.

I have tried a number of different products on the black trim, and they all look fine the day I do it.... but some collect dust like crazy, and some seem to fade to 'grayish' within a month or so. Is there anything that keeps the trim black, but does NOT collect dust?

Should I give up and have the trim painted? or wrapped?

 

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This worked really well for me on the past few vehicles. Apply heavy to a towel then wipe onto the trim pieces.

Don't buy from Amazon... It's only $3-$5 at local retailers.

ArmorAll Original Protectant

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Not sure anyone will know the absolute best, but I use Carpro Dlux which is a ceramic coating for black plastic. It will last years.
 

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Aerospace 303 makes good stuff and it’s water based, no silicon garbage. I personally would not use Armorall products.
 

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Detailed image has 20% off carpro products. Get some dlux and give it a go. It's legitimately sio2 in coating designed for plastic. And get some uk 3.0. best consumer friendly ceramic I've found for the price and durability.
 

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I coated mine with turtle wax hybrid solutions ceramic coating Two days after I bought it on May 21st. No applications since then. 9000 miles. I wash it with the hybrid solutions car wash as well. No dust and cleans easily. Seems to stay black.

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