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    that silver strip that runs over the top of the door shuts.
    mine is very water stained,my mates is the same.
    what do others use to bring them up sparkly?
    i've considered autosol or duraglit but was unsure if there was a finish on the whossname that might be damaged by them.or i thought of a limescale remover,but being acid based thought i wouldn't put it near my new motor lol.
    any suggestions gratefully received.
    Last edited by 328mark; 04-08-2008 at 13:43. Reason: stoopid y key again
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    that silver strip that runs over the top of the door shuts.
    mine is very water stained,my mates is the same.
    what do others use to bring them up sparkly?
    i've considered autosol or duraglit but was unsure if there was a finish on the whossname that might be damaged by them.or i thought of a limescale remover,but being acid based thought i wouldn't put it near my new motor lol.
    any suggestions gratefully received.
    Im not 100% on which part this whossitsname is tbo be honest Mark

    But if its like the other chrome trims then autosol takes the finish off and makes it dull Ask me how I know
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by boostist View Post
    Im not 100% on which part

    ok,the silver strip that runs from the a pillar to the c pillar over the top of the doors.its attached to the roof so when the doors are open you can see a bit more of it.
    you know...the whossname
     
     

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    Seems a common problem as the strip on my 2000 coupe is exactly the same. The only temporary cure to get the shine back has been to use Autoglym High Gloss Finish or the new Simoniz "Ice" polish. Both are good at masking that cloudy effect but dont last more than a week or so.
    Anyway, I thought the correct description was a "Whatitsname" or a "Thingy-o" :-))
     
     

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    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    , My fault,I looked at your vehicle details and immediately thought 1998 = e36

    Can you do me a favour and add e46 in to your car specs .....
     
     

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    I would say try somethign like meguairs metal polish or any professional grade metal ploish from the likes of;

    www.cleanyourcar.co.uk

    http://www.chemicalguysuk.com/
    Let the fun times roll .....

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    thats great DSK.so there is no finish/plating to damage on these?
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    I use the meguiars one on exhaust tips, grilles and other odd bits without problem
    Let the fun times roll .....

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