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polish chrome

hey me again,

just wanted to know what the best for polishing up those chrome bits on the 147 ie that sexy grill and all handles??

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Re: polish chrome

I have to try and re read these posts carefully.
For a minute I thought you were refering to Eastern European metalwork.

Mind you, last week I miss read a post, and couldn't work out what someone meant by a 'polish car wash' as opposed to 'Polish' car wash

I get confused very easily it seems

With regard to shiny metal bits, I use autosol or peek with good results (certainly worked in the past for concours' minis I owned)

As for people from Eastern Europe, not sure, never tried cleaning one..
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I like Autosol.
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Re: polish chrome

The handles are laquered and the grille bits are actually plastic, so FFS dont use Autosol on them.

Soap and water followed by some quick detailer is all thats required and is safe.
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Re: polish chrome

ok thanks guys
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There's a dedicated AO lounge for this type of stuff now guys

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Autosol is fantastic on alloy and stainless, but as cj Romeo says dont use it on your car.Soapy water and wax
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You could use something like Autoglyms bumper shine or I use Poorboys sealant
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On proper metal brightwork, try Brasso. I use it on my Beetle and it does an awesome job with little effort
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On proper metal brightwork, try Brasso. I use it on my Beetle and it does an awesome job with little effort
Autosol is good too.. But only on the tail pipes of a 147.
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Autosol is quite abrasive, I wouldn't use it. I've seen the damage it can do with prolonged use!
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Dont use autosol on the grill cos it too abrasive on the plastic, i just use what im polishing or waxing the car in always maguires gold class or autoglym, an mine shines loverly in fact i spent all sunday doing just that seen as for a change it wasnt raining! lol
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Yeah I too just use whatever wax I'm using on the rest of the car. On the grill and the door handles (and on the V6 inlet runners last time )
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Yeah I too just use whatever wax I'm using on the rest of the car.
i use carnauba wax on every external surface, even unpainted plastic and glass. its so much easier than messing around with autogylm style polishes and all that white powder.
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i use carnauba wax on every external surface, even unpainted plastic and glass. its so much easier than messing around with autogylm style polishes and all that white powder.
Meguiar's #26 for me I don't use it on the black plastic and glass though
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I don't use it on the black plastic and glass though
try it you'll be surprised, especially on glass. it does a better job than rain clear.
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I use Auto Glym glass polish on my glass, and bumper and trim care on the black plastic bits. Does a very good job indeed
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I Wax all the windows but not the front screen.And i wax my wheels cos i'm a sad'o
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oh yes, you've got to wax your wheels.
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jug's a sad'o too
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I wax my wheels! I'm a saddo too!
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Well of course we ALL wax our wheels!
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Im a saddo too

Much easier to clean after they've been waxed.
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