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Old 21-06-2018, 11:33 AM   #21
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Thanks Danny I usually don't hit trim anyway.

Anyhow, I've pretty much resolved the issue. I recalled recently dusting cobwebs from an old tin that was called "rubber clenz" by a company called MB Motorsport.

No ingredient list but a description saying something along of lines of "a silicon free product that will dissolve flatting dust and polish residue from rubber trim".

I took a punt with this stuff from what looks like the 1980s and it seems to have done the trick!
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Old 21-06-2018, 11:39 AM   #22
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This stuff

http://spraywellpaintsdudley.co.uk/r...lenz-990-p.asp

It's say on the internet to apply and leave for two hours. I kind of agitated it with a microfibre cloth for about 20 minutes then buffed the remaining residue off. Microfibre was nice and black. My container doesn't say to wait but I'll just have to see if the results are permenant. It doesn't appear that it has applied anything. It was a clear solvent that seemed to mostly evaporate.

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Is Green star safe on Carbon fibre trim? Could it stain it?
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Old 21-06-2018, 01:09 PM   #24
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Is Green star safe on Carbon fibre trim? Could it stain it?
ANythig with carbon fibre trim sounds expensive (m performance, m cars, RS models) so I would be super careful lol.

The Koch Chemie customer service were pretty good. I mailed at about 3pm (so 4pm in Europe) and they had replied by 9.30am UK time. You could ask them

The only thing I can say is that on my black plastic diffuser, and mesh work on the front grill and around the fog lights does not seem to have deteriorated at all with regular 1:10 use. However, they don't appear to be coloured or painted or anything; they are simply an off black plastic. Usually carbon fibre is coated in a thick laquer/ plastic coating isn't it? That might protect the carbon fibre similar to how clear coat does with paint (maybe?). I wouldn't like to say yes or no and you end up trashing your carbon fibre so maybe someone who has used GS in this situation is better to advise.

Also it hasn't taken long before the thought of "Rubber Clenz" spots dwelling on my paint being a bad idea so I gave the car a wash. The trim looks the same as before washing so I guess that's some sort of indicator that the results will be long lasting (since it's only been an hour since I used this product)

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Is Green star safe on Carbon fibre trim? Could it stain it?
Depends if its dry carbon or lacquered carbon, I wouldn't put 1:10 of Koch Chemie near carbon unless it was only on for a matter of seconds and wiped off with a damp cloth.

Carbon being as delicate as it is.
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