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How do you clean your S3 mirror covers?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by prt57, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. prt57
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    [Jun 6, 2007]
    Hi, how do you keep your S3 silver mirror covers clean and shiny. I tied polishing mine up with some Mer and the results were patchy. The best I have found so far is to wipe down with a wash leather after washing to leave them without spots etc.
    What do you use to keep yours in tip top condition??

    Cheers, prt
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  3. jamiekip
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    Mine kept on streaking no matter how I dried the car off.
    I tried using the JEFF's Prime strong and it appears to have done the trick. Gives a spotless finish, matt looks good, but sihne with a bit of sunshine.
    I also use this on the chrome grill too.
    Good water beading too.
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    a3norwich Not anymore - Back 2 BMW (shh)

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    You really have to dry them immediately after they are washed or you will end up with spots. Always used Autoglym's super resin polish on my cars. Works a treat on the mirror housings too!
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    markwiggy Third Gear

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    Just dried them off with a good old shammy leather, perfect.

    Mark
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    I just use a piece of kitchen roll dipped in hot water from the kettle, rub it over the casing, then dry it off with another piece of kitchen roll.

    Ordinarily I wouldn't have used this method, I was doing it to remove some bird ****, but I have to admit it turned out much better than drying it with a chamois. Left no streaks either. So now after I've finished washing the car I always do this.
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