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door blade issue on Allroad

monkeyboyuk Mar 15, 2011

  1. monkeyboyuk

    monkeyboyuk New Member

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    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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  2. Gavin0478

    Gavin0478 Active Member Team Daytona Team V8 VCDS Map User quattro Audi Q7 TDi

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    alloy wheel cleaner?????
     
  3. reggieroo

    reggieroo Member

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    Our door blades where a little like that, I used autosol metal polish & it worked quite well.
     
  4. monkeyboyuk

    monkeyboyuk New Member

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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
     
  5. Allroader

    Allroader Audi 3.0 V6 TDIs every time

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    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.
     
  6. reggieroo

    reggieroo Member

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    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.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2011
  7. monkeyboyuk

    monkeyboyuk New Member

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    fair does, i'll try again lol :D
     

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