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door blade issue on Allroad

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by monkeyboyuk, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. monkeyboyuk
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    [Mar 15, 2011]
    here's a wee pic of the 'tarnishing' that seems to be afflicting my 'chrome' door blades. think it's just salt corrosion from the roads, has had it pretty much since i got it, not really noticed it getting much worse however (it was a farmer that had it before me so maybe never kept it as clean as me!)

    anyways, has anyone come across this before and successfully resolved it without replacing or respraying??

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    [Mar 15, 2011]
    alloy wheel cleaner?????
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    Our door blades where a little like that, I used autosol metal polish & it worked quite well.
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    i'd tried some of that autosol type stuff on them and it never touched it :(, think the alloy wheel cleaner would be too harsh on it especially with it being as pitted as it is
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    [Apr 1, 2011]
    I had a similar pitting on the lead edges. The only thing that worked was fine wire wool and water, followed by a clear lacquer coat.
    Try it on the underside first.
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    [Apr 2, 2011]
    You can definitely get them to come up nice with a little work, as allroader said you could fine wire wool them & lacquer.

    That autosol didn't work for mine as well as I thought it would, but with some elbow grease & patience I got most of those spots off & it also gives some protection against further pitting etc.
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    [Apr 2, 2011]
    fair does, i'll try again lol :D
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