SEM Trim Black
I decided to restore the exterior trim instead of replacing it because it was faded, but not damaged beyond repair. I also wanted to get my hands on a few of SEM’s products and this would be the perfect opportunity to see how well SEM’s Trim Black performs. The finish I wanted was the Euro Jet Satin, no local stores had it in stock. Unlike a lot of other products that you can easily order from the manufacturer’s website or pick up at your local automotive store, SEM products are only available through an authorized distributor. I was reluctant to order it from online resellers due to the outdated product images I kept seeing, the last thing I wanted was some old stock. After a bit of searching, I found an out of state distributor on Amazon and decided to give him a call to ensure he had exactly what I wanted. He did, so I ordered two cans. Below is a video demonstrating how easily the paint goes on and the amount of overspray you can expect.
Applying the paint was just as easy as the video demonstration. The only issue I had was minor, one of the nozzles clogged immediately and after clearing and rinsing, it still failed, so I tossed it out and used the working nozzle with both cans. Coverage was great, drying time was fast and the finish was exactly what I was hoping for. I would definitely recommend it, for best results follow the prep instructions. I will post a follow up in a few months.
What Was Painted
- Quarter window trim
- Hatch window trim
- Rear wiper arm
- Front wiper arms
- Cowl vent panels
What Was Used
- SEM Trim Black Euro Jet Satin (12oz Aerosol)
- All part surfaces were cleaned with a degreaser
- Wipers were also prepared with a paint stripper disc to remove any loose oem paint, but were not completely stripped down to the bare metal.
- Restores OEM finish
- Excellent adhesion
- No primer needed
- Can be applied to plastic, aluminum, steel, stainless steel, and chrome
- Local availability (in my area)
- There’s no SEM store in existence that I know of.
** UPDATE 01/30/2019 **
I have created a kit/list of the products that I have purchased and will be using in upcoming video tutorials for the youtube channel. You can find everything you need to restore the exterior trim at the following link: https://amzn.to/2WvW8t1 and the interior trim products here: https://amzn.to/2FYjgeH
After leaving a review, SEM asked about the nozzle issue and sent out some freebies. Now I can restore the faded trim on the SUV and the Firebird!