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How to fix scratches on door handles of 159?

Hi,

The old 156 cast aluminium handles were much easier to look after than the ones on my 159...

The 159 has now got fine scratches on them , dont know from where but anyhow, does anyone know how to protect and if possible remove fine scratches from plastic/chrome door handles such as on the 159?

Was thinking maybe the film you can use for the bodywork similar to phone protectors could be applied to stop it getting worse???
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I'm not familiar with the 159 handles. Are they Plastic Chrome.....as in shiny chrome effect plastic. ie not actual metal?

If so I know of a product which you can use.
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Pretty sure they are plastic. . . Whats the product?
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I recently saw some new products from Autosol, one of which is this:

I tried it on the chrome plastic grill and got this result:
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They seem to have a clear film over them so I'd be loather to attack them with anything too abrasive
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Rings on fingers love to scratch door handles!
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