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#1 User is offline   Tregtim 

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 10:45 AM

Hi all,

Im still trying to sort out the chrome trim around the windows, on the rear 1/4 glass and doors.....Its either acid or strong TFR damage, can't clean them up even with 1500 wet and dry,

ive just priced them up, the rear 1/4 trim..is held on by clips and just pops out of the rubber, goes back in easy too....that one is £137.00. Jesus christ........???????

anyone found a way to get them rechromed or used chrome paint or chrome tape......

TIA

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 06:21 PM

View PostTregtim, on 23 May 2020 - 10:45 AM, said:

Hi all,

Im still trying to sort out the chrome trim around the windows, on the rear 1/4 glass and doors.....Its either acid or strong TFR damage, can't clean them up even with 1500 wet and dry,

ive just priced them up, the rear 1/4 trim..is held on by clips and just pops out of the rubber, goes back in easy too....that one is £137.00. Jesus christ........???????

anyone found a way to get them rechromed or used chrome paint or chrome tape......

TIA

Tim

It's the plastic covering that goes milky on them (or it was on mine). I had some fluid for the soft top folding rear window of my Smart Car. It had gone milky due to UV etc, the fluid was applied and it went clear almost instantly. It was made by one of the well known polish makers and I got it from Halfords, it is sold for the purpose of restoring soft top windows. On my T1 the plastic covered window strips had suffered in the same way, treatment with this stuff followed by Solvol Autosol and a dremel had them looking like new in a couple of hours.
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Posted 24 May 2020 - 07:51 AM

View Postjohnb80, on 23 May 2020 - 06:21 PM, said:

It's the plastic covering that goes milky on them (or it was on mine). I had some fluid for the soft top folding rear window of my Smart Car. It had gone milky due to UV etc, the fluid was applied and it went clear almost instantly. It was made by one of the well known polish makers and I got it from Halfords, it is sold for the purpose of restoring soft top windows. On my T1 the plastic covered window strips had suffered in the same way, treatment with this stuff followed by Solvol Autosol and a dremel had them looking like new in a couple of hours.


No..on the 2016 the trims are metal, I’ve tried everything to bring them up, but they are too Badley stained, so I’m looking to cover them some how...
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Posted 24 May 2020 - 09:04 AM

View PostTregtim, on 24 May 2020 - 07:51 AM, said:

No..on the 2016 the trims are metal, I’ve tried everything to bring them up, but they are too Badley stained, so I’m looking to cover them some how...


I used peek paste on my a6 and that sorted it. Not sure how bad yours are but it's worth a try. I live on the wirral if you want to borrow mine.

I always thought the window needed to come out to replace the rear 1/4 trim??
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Posted 24 May 2020 - 06:48 PM

View PostTregtim, on 24 May 2020 - 07:51 AM, said:

No..on the 2016 the trims are metal, I’ve tried everything to bring them up, but they are too Badley stained, so I’m looking to cover them some how...

Ah ok, sorry, good luck. Solvol Autosol is usually good for polishing metal, worth a try.
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P.S. Watch the mods here, they do dark and devious things when youre not looking LOL

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 09:24 PM

View PostSteve H, on 24 May 2020 - 09:04 AM, said:

I used peek paste on my a6 and that sorted it. Not sure how bad yours are but it's worth a try. I live on the wirral if you want to borrow mine.

I always thought the window needed to come out to replace the rear 1/4 trim??


Yep.... tried Peel, didn’t touch it...
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Posted 24 May 2020 - 09:25 PM

View PostSteve H, on 24 May 2020 - 09:04 AM, said:

I used peek paste on my a6 and that sorted it. Not sure how bad yours are but it's worth a try. I live on the wirral if you want to borrow mine.

I always thought the window needed to come out to replace the rear 1/4 trim??


I thought the seal and trim would come out but the chrome bit literally just clips into the seal.👍👍
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