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Old 11-06-2017, 11:37 PM   #11
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@Cookies that exactly what I'm referring to. Could not describe it, a milky stain is on them yes. From your explanation I guess I am stuck with them this way. Nothing will shift the stain other than replacing them?


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Some of the folk on here have had some success with various polishes, but as the TFR basically eats into the lacquer, it'll reappear. The only way round it is to have them replaced. On my silver Exeo, it was apparently a fairly big job, and involved taking the window cartridge completely out of each door.

Have you thought about having them professionally wrapped with chrome/satin silver vinyl?

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I can tell you NOT to use any sort of TFR on them.
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Why is this out of curiosity

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I had this very problem with my last two Seat Exeos, the previous owners had obviously brought the cars to a car wash (I know, the horror), and the harsh chemicals stained the chrome trims with milky marks that will never come out. I got mine replaced under warranty, and never had an issue after that. Have a look at Audi a4s if you're out and about. The chrome trim on those appears to be very susceptible to staining from the TFR.

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Some of the folk on here have had some success with various polishes, but as the TFR basically eats into the lacquer, it'll reappear. The only way round it is to have them replaced. On my silver Exeo, it was apparently a fairly big job, and involved taking the window cartridge completely out of each door.

Have you thought about having them professionally wrapped with chrome/satin silver vinyl?

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Thanks for the tips. Have not considered any alternatives. But will see how I get on to try a few polishes. Thx again.


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Old 26-02-2018, 05:54 PM   #15
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Good suggestions here for cleaning it up.

How about for protection? Can you just wax it? What about something like Gyeon Trim?
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Hindsight brought out a product last year precisely for this problem, here:
http://www.hindsightuk.com/

Hindsight Aluminium Trim Restorer

Tired of dull, blotchy trim around the windows of your Audi, Mercedes, BMW and many other cars ? The roof bars on estates also show the same problem, but Hindsight has it covered...
Our simple 2 stage kit contains sufficient product to polish up and protect these areas which have been hitherto almost impossible to correct. The best bit is, its easily done by hand and doesn't take very long either.
The Kit contains 2 pots of product - 15ml each of Polish and Protective Wax with Teflon, plus cloth and 2 quality applicators. Price: £18.99
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just ordered some hindsight for the milky looking chrome on my mercedes e class 2011.hopefully it works,thankyou for the link.
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Any more of your products need pitching Raceglazer?
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Do you ship Hindsight to the US? I’ve got a 2011 BMW335d that has terrible looking aluminum trim. I’ve tried everything sold around here to fix the problem. Thanks.
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