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    Default cleaned the c but got a couple of problems

    the chrome strips have gone milky and meguiars chrome polish isn't doing any thing.

    also since we had the sun my vinyl wrap went funny again am fed up keep having to do it again. i have it on my front bumper and windscreen thats not had any problems.

    just after i cleaned it today




    when i first did the vinyl


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    Quote Originally Posted by dan danz View Post
    the chrome strips have gone milky and meguiars chrome polish isn't doing any thing.
    The chrome strips along the doors under the windows (which is what I assume you're talking about) aren't actually chrome, they're just chrom effect and the top layer is clear plastic. When they go milky it's underneath that layer no amount of polishing will bring them back and the only option is wrap them/paint them or replace them if it bothers you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-Highlander View Post
    The chrome strips along the doors under the windows (which is what I assume you're talking about) aren't chrome and the top layer is clear plastic. When they go milky it's underneath that layer no amount of polishing will bring them back and the only option is wrap them/paint them or replace them if it bothers you.
    oh right thanks for that. i wont wrap them lol vinyl wrapping is a pain an absolute pain man

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    another thing i noticed was the black rubber looks a bit patchy too. i tried to take a pic but my new phone couldn't focus for some reason it was going blurry

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    would meguiars plastic x work on the chrome strips?

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    Nothing will work on them if they've gone milky. The milkyness is under neath the top clear plastic layer it's not on the top.

    A small amount of Meguiars tyre gel will bring the black rubber trims up beautifully. Wipe it on with a sponge, then buff it back off
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    Mine went like youres so i painted them matt black


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    can you do mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan danz View Post
    can you do mine
    pm sent

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    has anyone vinyl wrapped theirs?

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