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Old 23-02-2018, 03:21 AM   #1
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Chrome trim - Corsa

First post on the page. Hope I’ve put this in the right category. What could I use to clean the chrome on the front of a corsa D? And what about protecting the chrome? Had a read through other threads and how the chrome could be plastic etc so don’t want to use the wrong products. I’d imagine it would be plastic. Thanks in advance
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Old 23-02-2018, 06:12 AM   #2
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What condition is it in pal ?

If it’s needing some serious tlc you could try some wire wool and autosol ?

That’s should get it sparkling in no time

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Old 23-02-2018, 08:25 AM   #3
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If it’s plastic I would use a paint clean with no abrasive properties first.


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Old 24-02-2018, 12:41 AM   #4
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What condition is it in pal ?

If it’s needing some serious tlc you could try some wire wool and autosol ?

That’s should get it sparkling in no time
Wouldn’t say serious TLC. Have some APC and pre wash etc but worried in case they damage the chrome
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I had a Corsa d few years back and the chrome front grille got damaged by a stone and it is actually a really thick film / wrap over black plastic which was a surprise to me.
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I'd use a pre-wash/apc and allow it to dwell for 5 mins, then I'd agitate very gently with a brush (in my case a boar's hair brush) and rinse.

You could then wash and rinse as per the usual routine to rid of any missed dirt/grime.

I would use a paint cleaner, most likely AF's tough prep as it won't leave any extras behind. The surface should be well prepped after this but the use of a panel wipe wouldn't do any harm, in my case I'd use Carpro eraser as I have some. I would top it off with Carpro DLUX as it suitable on a wide variety of surfaces.

Our Corsa E's plastic chrome has had the same treatment, although it wasn't that grotty to start with so I didn't need to use a brush.

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