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    so did it take you 30 min each one or each side or full
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    30 mins a side per pillar (I did both of them, so thats four in total or 2 hours elbow grease. If I had a rotary polisher then 5 mins if that per pillar and the result would probably be even better!! But I was just using a humble pad and some cutting polish. I'm seriously considering doing my roof rails too now. Everythings already been painted by Audi so all those parts need is a good polish! I was going to paint mine, but to achieve a professional and respectfull finish requires polishing anyway as the final step, so re-painting them seems a contradiction. That aside you need a sterile enviroment and an oven for a pro paint job on anything....
    !!BINGO BONGO!!

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    Good result. Mine are a little tarnished and I thought about updating to faceluift items, so maybe I will try this.
    Present: Ice silver B8 S4 s-tronic saloon (standard)
    Past: Agate grey B5 S4 saloon (MRC tuned)
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    Well, bored as I am and wanting to go outside and enjoy the sunshine, I thought I'd give this a go. Nicked a bit of cutting compound from the valeters and had a good rub.

    Started like this:


    After a quick rub, say 5 to 10 minutes, looked like this:


    I know we're not talking mirror finish here, far from it. But I had never given my B-Pillars any lovin' before. Never really thought of it.

    Cheers for the hint, Phoenix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audinary View Post
    Well, bored as I am and wanting to go outside and enjoy the sunshine, I thought I'd give this a go. Nicked a bit of cutting compound from the valeters and had a good rub.

    Started like this:


    After a quick rub, say 5 to 10 minutes, looked like this:


    I know we're not talking mirror finish here, far from it. But I had never given my B-Pillars any lovin' before. Never really thought of it.

    Cheers for the hint, Phoenix.
    So when you're not busy working for Mercedes Benz, you're rubbing your B pillars down? :P

    Looks good. I gave up on mine. Mine is the same colour as both of yours so maybe I should finish it so we all have cool blue cars?


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    Haha! Busted! Yep, I find my car sooo much more interesting than 90% of the stuff on our forecourt...

    Also, Blue B5s FTW. Mine's Santorin Pearl, what's yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by audinary View Post
    Haha! Busted! Yep, I find my car sooo much more interesting than 90% of the stuff on our forecourt...

    Also, Blue B5s FTW. Mine's Santorin Pearl, what's yours?
    Ah, mine's Europa Blue Mica. Looked the same from the photo but I suppose mine does have a hint of purple in it.


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    There are so many different variations of blue on the B5, it's a shame the pearl effect on mine only shows in bright sunlight or on a BP forecourt...

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    yeh thats pretty much how mine turned out too.

    Defo an improvement, but clearly not a mirror finish!

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    i had a crack at my roof bars with autosol which worked a charm. Oh, just realised mine are metal though and some are black. wouldn't work on black obvioulsy

 

 
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