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Old 09-07-2020, 07:40 PM
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Gloss black window trim

I've tried polishing compound, scratch x and wax on the gloss black window trim with no great results. I've read that its anodized aluminum and I was wondering if anyone thinks metal polish would work on it or had any products they recommend that will work. I am doing this all by hand using a microfiber cloth...
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Hi there, I’m relatively new around here.. I apologize if external links are not appropriate.. I’ve been bothered by the spotty shadowline trim on my daily 4.8is for a while and spent an afternoon searching for solutions.. This is the most reassuring video I’ve found. I purchased the supplies months ago but haven’t found time to tackle the task.. Maybe next weekend... I’m willing try and see what happens.

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Any proper polishing compound should work. They do need more work than normal car paint surface but eventually it comes out good. I simply used Autoglym Super resin polish. Then after buffing I coated them with ceramic coating (Nanolex Si3D).
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Polishing this trim is the last of my worries....



This is the only place it has corroded... weird...
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Polishing this trim is the last of my worries....







This is the only place it has corroded... weird...


I might try to take a tube of the spot filler bonds and lay out a real thin layer to fix the pitting, give it a real light sand and repair

Sucky location for sure, but shouldn’t be too hard. Strange though, wonder why it did that and why there...


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I might try to take a tube of the spot filler bonds and lay out a real thin layer to fix the pitting, give it a real light sand and repair

Sucky location for sure, but shouldn’t be too hard. Strange though, wonder why it did that and why there...


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What also works well is JB- Weld. I have used it with great success. Not necessarily on the trim, but on metal that needed painted.The key is the prep!
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What also works well is JB- Weld. I have used it with great success. Not necessarily on the trim, but on metal that needed painted.The key is the prep!


Agree totally . I usually use JBWeld on “ tougher” stuff though where I don’t have to hand sand so much, like diamond plate running boards where they’ll take a beating and that stuff holds up - that stuff is tough!


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I'd have a go at removing the corrosion, then filling the pits that will be the result of removing the corrosion - if I could get the trim off without destroying it, which seems unlikely.

Not going even touch it in place. It's only a small area, not a big deal. I think it took a hit from a stone, that made a pin-hole in the coating, then water got under it. It was like this when I got the car (over 5 years ago). I've stopped it getting (much) worse by rubbing a sealing wax/polish over it and into the pin hole(s) occasionally.
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