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Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by smiffyraf1, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. smiffyraf1
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    [Apr 15, 2010]
    hi guys first post noobie whoohoo! just a quick one recently got my b7 cab and love it to bits but the silver external trim around the passenger compartment/bottom of the roof has watermarks on it and they bug me. tried a bit of autosol in an inconspicuous area but didnt shift it anyone got idea? and are these bits just plastic? thanks in advance!

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    [Apr 16, 2010]
    I wouldn't bother replacing them as they are a pain to change over.

    I think you have two options:

    1) Car Plan make some sort of polish that works but you have to reapply every so often i.e. it doesn't fix the problem, just hides them.

    2) Apply dedicated automotive black tape to coat all the trim (Richardesty has done this with 3M Di-noc).
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    [Apr 16, 2010]
    This is a common issue with the lacquered/coated aluminium trim. The water finds it's way in & goes cloudy/milky.

    I've read Megs NXT metal polish is good to use for this, so you could give this a go.
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    [Apr 16, 2010]
    I've got that Megs Polish and it doesn't do anything. Although it's brilliant on your exhaust!

    The Car Plan stuff that I have used is "Car Plan Chrome Trim Polish".
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    [Apr 16, 2010]
    I have the same problem mate, only way to get rid of it is to replace the trim.
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    [Apr 16, 2010]
    Guys, use werkstat prime. It brings the trim up like new, you don't wan to use an abrasive polish on them. Available from polished bliss.
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