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I'm currently both waxing and armor-alling the matte-gray (with a sort of metallic spackle) lower trim on the rear bumper and deep lower front bumper in the fog-light area (non-EX). I think it's some form of anti-wear paint, but it seems so plastic / rubber-like that I can't help but amor-all it.
 

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I've been detailing cars on the side for years. I too, like to wax or treat trim like that. It is a satin finish metallic grey paint. It should be fine to use a light coat of wax on it a few times a year, but remember: The more you rub on it, the smoother it will get (smooth = shiny). I wouldn't use any "cheap" wax products like new finish, turtle wax or the likes on painted trim like that, because they have a lot of mineral spirits (a.k.a. paint thinner) in them; added as a "paint cleaning" agent.

But yes, you are right in thinking they can be treated with a wax. Carnauba should work just fine. It should keep them looking nice, deep and rich for a long time, without getting faded and chalky looking.

It's like the trim around the windows on most cars; rubber AND painted trim. It looks dry, chalky and oxidized because nobody waxes them...ever! They'll wax the PAINT and ignore all the trim. And people wonder why I can get an 8-10 year-old car "looking new again"...it's called "Attention To Detail".

There...I'm off my detailing soap box now. :pP:
 
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