Are these the factory fitted ones, or a retrofit? Factory fitted is aluminium, not chrome
Mine are milky white and look terrible. What product could I buy to get them looking lovely again?
I would use traffic film remover or a all purpose cleaner basically decontamination then use a pre cleanser,then apply a wax or Sealant over them, these are not solid aluminium just bare this in mind
If the coating has eroded away in any way best not to use polish as it's abrasive and could make them look worse, why did you let them get this in the first place as prevention is better than cureSo what’s could do wrong?
If the coating has eroded away in any way best not to use polish as it's abrasive and could make them look worse, why did you let them get this in the first place as prevention is better than cure
Use WD40 to clean surface oxidation and it works great. The problem is WD-40 is a kerosene based cleaner that evaporates and if the oxidation is deeper, the milkiness will return. If it does not, clean the area again only with brakleen to remove petrol residue and use a good paste wax and your done. But (isn’t there always) if the oxidation is too deep. Then the next layer of anodized coating is the electrolysis coated base aluminum. Stick with the WD40, Brakleen and wax.
Don’t recommend anything abrasive initially, just use WD40 and light rubbing with paper towels and let the solvent do it’s work. The hard anodize is a coating etched to aluminum via electrolytic process and is very tough but thin. You could scour and possibly compromise that coating if too aggressive. The rag on the left is a used Bounce dryer sheet I used to apply and gently rub in the WD40. I followed up with paper towels and Brakleen more paper towels and applied the paste wax.
Try a soft/finishing 2/3 "pad on a cordless drill, from ebay etc there cheap but tape off the surrounding paint work this will give far better results than by hand,polish like autoglym super resin polish etcSo you’d use WD40 first before a metal polish? Would a microfibre cloth be ok?