2005 E60 535D door sill trims - repair ?

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  1. 2005 E60 535D door sill trims - repair ? 
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    Hi.. my door sill trims are looking the worse for wear and just been scared to death by how must they cost brand new

    They are the metal M sport ones and its the lacquer thats going white and starting to bubble.. not a pretty sight when you open the doors !

    Any ideas at making them look good again ?

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    Mine were like that when I went to look at the car at the dealership I bought it from. It was exaggerated by the fact that they'd replaced the drivers one making the other three look even worse, I insisted they replace them all as part of the deal...........................which doesn't really help you sorry.

    The whiteness is water under the lacquer, you might be able to strip off the lacquer and then re polish the metal before re-lacquering but best to ask the advice of a paint shop.
     
     

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    Well... i had a go at cleaning them up.. got the lacquer off and polished the metal as best i could but there were to far gone

    I had a look on ebay and found some genuine bmw replacements but plastic ones instead. They arrived today and have just finished fitting them. look much better and will last much longer then the metal ones

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