Cowl grille plastic. This is my most sun-faded area. Over the years I have tried *every* restoral method including heat guns. None of it really works for a good long while!
Four parts under the wipers: the big piece in the middle that the nozzles mount to, the two little corner pieces, and a rubber seal that fits on top of the cowl and under the back edge of the hood.
There's a catch here as mine came missing some fasteners that I'm waiting on replacements for
So my corner pieces were kind of loose and I never knew why. I figured I had a fastener missing or something. Turns out, there is adhesive in the corner along the A pillar on the paint. I scraped the original out, super-cleaned with alcohol, and installed the new corner pieces as tight against the new windshield as I could.
If you ever have to replace your windshield but want to re-use your plastic, I would plan on re-applying some 3M paint-safe adhesive strips here:
The corner where I cleaned the adhesive off:
Aaaaand new plastic, with plastic restorer/preserver already applied
Note new style nozzle mounts on top of the plastic.
Now for the bad part. The new grille (which was repackaged) came missing a couple of the plastic clips, and one was broken. A third was installed...backwards, rendering it broken
I was able to salvage enough clips to make it sort of work, but still need at least two, if not three to make it truly secure against my windshield. The supplier is sending me some in the mail, but just to make sure, I dug around on Frontier and XTerra parts diagrams until I found the clips. Ordered several from another source. Part number is 66820-AR010. How this is not
a common part to support windshield replacements is beyond me! But anyway, if you're Googling around, find this, and it was the right clip, you're welcome!