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    Hi guys,
    first post for me.

    I have recently bought a black 2006 E90 330D. The car is in really good nick and has provided the motoring enjoyment you'd expect from a Beemer.

    My one concern though is a slight discolouring of the black window frames. The dealer claimed it is just polish residue. I can't wash it off but if I scratch it lightly with my nail it does come off. On first inspection it looks like a bit of rust but thankfully it does not appear to be the case when I look closely.

    My question is: has anyone else had a similar experience on an E90? If so, can you suggest a good product to remove it? I'm probably being over-cautious here and should just buy something from Halfords and get it done with. However, some advise would be appreciated nonetheless.

    Cheers and thanks for reading,
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    You could try clay bar and do the whole car.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by plumhead View Post
    You could try clay bar and do the whole car.
    Cool, thanks. Had a quick look on the Halfords site and it seems AutoGlym is a good option. Will give it a crack on the weekend and let you know.

    Cheers.
     
     

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    Are you talking about the shawdowline gloss OP?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Are you talking about the shawdowline gloss OP?
    Hmmm, guess so. It's got the M Sport kit if that helps.
     
     

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    Yeah, that's shadowline gloss. Sorry OP, nothing can be done about the discolouring as I've heard many cases similar to yours. New trim I'm afraid
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Yeah, that's shadowline gloss. Sorry OP, nothing can be done about the discolouring as I've heard many cases similar to yours. New trim I'm afraid
    Bugger. Not quite the £20 solution a bottle of trim polish would have been!

    Any suggestions on where to look? Dealers are the obvious choice but do you reckon you can buy it 2nd hand perhaps? Must be a nightmare to get fitted as well?
     
     

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    Which bits Eugene? It's not as expensive as you might think.

     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Which bits Eugene? It's not as expensive as you might think.

    It is on the outside, so 1, 2 and 5 if my eyes don't decieve me. Really appreciate your help with this BTW!
     
     

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    It will cost you about £90 for those parts in shadowline and they are quite easy to take out with the correct trim removal tools.
     
     

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