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What's good to gently/safely polish stuff like the headlight projector surrounds on the 159/Brera?
 
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Soapy water...?

Wheel cleaner..?

Otherwise VERY gentle mild abrasive... T-Cut or chrome cleaner but without serious rubbing pressure.

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Re: Plastic chrome bits

Personally I would steer clear of wheel cleaners. I don't even let them near my wheels never mind plastic chrome.

I use a normal wax to shine up the chrome plastic. Remember it's not metal so no kind of abrasive product is really suitable. You are more likely to scratch the surface and give it a permanent hazed look.
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What's good to gently/safely polish stuff like the headlight projector surrounds on the 159/Brera?
Nev you will need some thing that will clean and wax/seal the chrome but wont cutt back, if you get a wax/seal it will make it easier to clean next time

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Soapy water...?
Wheel cleaner..?
Otherwise VERY gentle mild abrasive... T-Cut or chrome cleaner but without serious rubbing pressure.
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Sorry Ralf you advised will do more damage than good,

Soapy water,
Soap has a salt type agent in it that will be abrasive and will leave a dull finish

Wheel Cleaner
Wheel cleaners most of them contain acid, so acid and chrome or even worse may even leave etching,

T-Cut
Even with a little pressure it will still cut back the crome paint work and leave scratches and dull
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What about parafin? Sometimes the grime seems to be "baked on"... normal car wash shampoo doesn't shift it.

Usually (on my badges) I use metal polish but veeeeery gently.


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What about parafin? Sometimes the grime seems to be "baked on"... normal car wash shampoo doesn't shift it.

Usually (on my badges) I use metal polish but veeeeery gently.
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Parafin, i see you old school Ralf S, that's something my dad would say.... no offence there to your age, but there are products that are out there now that will do what your asking without rubbing, like a TFR- traffic film remover apply it leave it to dwell and hose away, or a Cuitus wash, that is also very good, TFR will strip any way but a CW wont.
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TFR? What a splendid invention.

That's why I was thinking of wheel cleaner before... it's the "lots of rubbing" that needs to be avoided.


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TFR? What a splendid invention.

That's why I was thinking of wheel cleaner before... it's the "lots of rubbing" that needs to be avoided.


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True, you better off with a citrus based TFR, so no rubbing, spay on dwell time rinse off.
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Just some CG Pro Detailer and a soft MF works for me AND adds Carnuba..
 
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