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I read somewhere that peanut butter, of all things, works.
 

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That could be a great "let's screw with the new Cruze owner and see if he'll post pictures of his ride plastered in peanut butter" joke right there. Can't say I've ever heard of that one. At least I could save money on air fresheners.
 

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Peanut butter definitely won't work on that. And yes peanut butter does work on oxidized black trim because of the oils in it, however that's on faded trim, not cracked. The only resolution for that is replacement. I have a first generation Cruze (2011) and have lived as far north as the snow belt, and has far south as the beaches of Florida since owning it, and my trim is nowhere near like yours is. In fact it almost looks the same as when I got it maybe with some slight streaks in it. Your profile says you live in Virginia which is pretty stable climate. I just don't understand how that happened to your trim. I'd say it is defective but of course probably out of warranty.
 

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I've actually been using an interior cleaner that claims it has UV Protection included. I use it inside the car and every time I wash the car I'll rub the exterior plastic pieces down, including the piece you have pictured. Mine is cracking like yours. Not quite as bad though.
 

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I'm definitely still under warranty as I only have 13k miles on the car. I'll have to read back through the paperwork and see if it may be covered under one of the warranties. That would certainly be the easiest solution. It's more of a cosmetic thing that functional at this point.
 
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