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Chemical Guys Demonstrates How To Apply Plastic Protectant On A Richard Petty Mustang: Video

The folks at Chemical Guys are back with another informative car care how-to, showing us how to apply the company’s own Carbon Flex C9 protective coating for black-plastic trim pieces. The car being utilized for this demo: a rare 2015 Ford Mustang Richard Petty Edition with just 21 miles on the clock.

In other words, something absolutely deserving of a $150 bottle of protectant.

Yes, you read that right; a kit containing a 1-ounce bottle of Carbon Flex C9, an applicator block, and two micro-suede applicator towels is listed at $149.99 on the Chemical Guys website. That’s a steep price for so little fluid – but then, it doesn’t exactly take much to cover all the black-plastic trim pieces on a given vehicle, and one treatment is good for 24 months of protection. Chemical Guys touts the stuff as being the “world’s most advanced carbon-based trim restorer and protectant,” capable of restoring a deep black color to trim pieces, and defending against heat, cold, UV rays, and water staining.

A total of 143 examples of the Richard Petty Edition Ford Mustang were built for 2015, including 100 Stage 1 models like the one seen here. Despite being the lower of two spec levels, the Stage 1 Petty Mustang nonetheless boasts 627 horsepower thanks to a Ford Racing supercharger kit and a MagnaFlow exhaust. It also boasts some unique styling elements, and wears the name of a true NASCAR legend.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. Scorpionking0102

    I just watched the video for the “Carbon Flex C9.” Thanks but no thanks, I’ll pass on this product.
    Despite the fact of such an inflated price for such a little bottle, it appears that you also need to purchase new suede applicator towels for future applications.
    Also, why does one have to tape off the painted surfaces and what about those “honey comb” grill inserts? I can understand wearing gloves though.
    I’ll stick with my car products from reputable car care product companies. Yeah, maybe I will have to apply them more often, but I’ll save a lot of bucks, especially since I have a daily driver.
    And then there’s good old WD-40 to brighten up black plastic.


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