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Exterior alley trim

Robbyb May 17, 2018

  1. Robbyb

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    Any body had any luck getting rid of the oxidation on the chrome effect on around the windows?


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  3. martin1984

    martin1984 Well-Known Member Team Silver Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    no i think most give up nd either paint or wrap it.
     
  4. Sp3no82

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    No the finish is some kind of paint effect and cannot be fixed only option is to replace them or get them wrapped.
     
  5. Alex Holmes

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    I attempted using autosol metal polish amongst other products but found this the best, only on the upper trim and around the rear 1/4 glass (avant) that is. The door weather strips seem to be a differwnt finish possibly anodized? I couldn't remove or improve unfortunately so going down the wrapping route! IMG_20180518_50609.jpg IMG_20180518_41890.jpg
     
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  6. Robbyb

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    There is a chrome wrap which I’m going to give a go! Might look awful but hey ho. Personally not a fan of the black wrap. Kinda takes the point away of being a prestige model.


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    So given the chrome tape a go. Worked pretty well. Glad I did it now. The tape is called maniac chrome stripe! Tricky to put on but if you take your time it comes out really well. I can’t emphasise enough that the trim has to be ultra clean. I used surgical spirit after cleaning with dish detergent. Really pleased with the results.


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  9. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Pics?
     
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    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Alex that looks well what you used?
     
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    Not perfect but not bad for an amateur! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  13. Robbyb

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    Only done those two doors so far.


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  14. Alex Holmes

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    Thanks buddy, unfortunately i spat the dummy out and pulled it all off in a tantrum as it wasn't quiete up to my anal standards! I used a cheap 2m long roll off ebay, aroung 15 quid, I will re-attempt this when my will to live comes back!
     
  15. Alex Holmes

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    Thats looking better than i expected, being chrome, good effort buddy!
     
  16. Robbyb

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    Yea it’s not bad but the ends are very difficult. I’m gonna practice those. It’s does look good though. Pleased with it. Better than the black in my opinion.


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  17. Alex Holmes

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    It took me 3 attempts to do one of the weather strips, i found the best ways to do the ends was to apply a small amount of heat and stretch it in as many angles as your fingers can handle!
     
  18. Freddy_B

    Freddy_B New Member

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    Looks a good job. Any pics close up, on those ends that caused the grief?
     
  19. Alex Holmes

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    I dont have any pics unfortunately due to pulling it all off in a tantrum, only the two i posted. I will hopefully be trying this again at some point.
     
  20. Alex Holmes

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    From watching a few vids on the net, some wrappers cut a small infill piece and stick to the end then wrap over it to prevent any chrome breaking through if this helps
     

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