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Discussion in 'Detailing' started by thegoal007, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. thegoal007
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    thegoal007 Another S3 owner....

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    [Aug 17, 2010]
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    Can't seem to clean the grey bit. It just seems ingrained dirt.
    I have tried claying it, as suggested by someone else, but still nothing. Any suggestions. I even used a bit of Jiff in a very small part and still won't shift it.

    If it won't clean I was thinking of possibly sticking some carbon fibre over it ? I think it may compliment the colour of the car...maybe.


    btw, I'm not after any comments on the chrome.......I've heard it all before.
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    Is it plastic trim or painted? Can't really tell. If its plastic trim you could try a quite strong mix of APC like Autosmart G101 or meguiars APC, then after its cleaned go over it with some plastic trim detailer to put a nice shine on it.
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    Oh and as for the carbon fibre, i think that would go pretty nicely but would do a few other bits in carbon fibre aswell.
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    thegoal007 Another S3 owner....

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    I think it's plastic. Although it does feel like it's the same material as the rest of the lower bumper which has been painted, but it is a seperate piece.
    The streaky marks looks as though it's gone through into the plastic ?
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    I'd just try do what i said, leave the apc on for awhile so it works well into it then give it a wipe over, after it's dried go over it with some trim detailer so bring some shine back to it.
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    [Aug 24, 2010]
    paint it thats what i have done with mine! then u can just polish it when you clean the car
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    Rikster23 On the facelift path...

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    I was going to suggest trying gtechniq trim restorer? Or respray the area.
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    [Oct 1, 2010]
    I gave mine a light T-Cut and then just put wax on it that i use for the rest of the car and it came up really nicely. i also did the same with the strips along the doors
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    [Oct 4, 2010]
    AG Plastic care , the one that is like a green gel works a treat on mine
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    [Oct 9, 2010]
    i see a lot of dubbers using kiwi black shoe polish on plastic panels like that. they end up looking SUPER glossy and new looking, but it comes off eventually.
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    [Oct 10, 2010]
    Apparently....Peanut butter for plastic trim....
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    It does work on some plastic's, just make sure you use the smooth stuff as the chunky stuff will look like someone has pebble dashed your bumper. Buy a good bumper and trim product.
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    G Techniq nuff said.

    Are those Chrome trims put around your lights and around the bumper insert????

    G
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    Hi;

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    Gtechniq C4. Done.
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    Where you get that stuff from, gtechniq c4?
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    [Oct 22, 2010]
    This stuff looks awsome! Think i will be investing in some of the Trim Restorer :yes:
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