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Oxidized Trim Help

This is a discussion on Oxidized Trim Help within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; what do you guys use to remove the oxidation on the trim around the t-tops, hatch, and windshield? hopefully there's ...

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    what do you guys use to remove the oxidation on the trim around the t-tops, hatch, and windshield? hopefully there's something out there I can get from autozone or o'reilly's that will clean those right up...

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    Mother's 'Back to Black' has worked pretty well for me.

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    Also:

    (Stolen from Z06 Goose in another thread. He is a very professional auto detailer.)

    Use cleaner wax.
    Mother's or Meguiar's Cleaner Wax will remove the oxidation.
    Until you remove the oxidation, anything you put on will be short lived...
    It works best with a buffer, but a little elbow grease and a microfiber applicator should work just fine...
    As long as the surface is non-textured you should have no problems bringing it back to like new condition.

    For the windshield seal or rubber-like trim, I use 1Z Einszett Plastic-Vinyl Cleaner ''Plastik-Reiniger''

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    +1 on this question. I bought an 01 WS6 with 13,888 miles on it and the wiper cowls look atrocious. I believe this car never saw a garage.

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    i use turtle wax scratch remover on the outside rubber.......and the cowl plastic needs back to black

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    Mother's 'Back to Black' has worked pretty well for me.

    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    Mother's 'Back to Black' has worked pretty well for me.
    If you think Mother's works well, search the web for



    It runs $10-15/bottle, but it blows away Mother's back to black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    If you think Mother's works well, search the web for

    Click for full size

    It runs $10-15/bottle, but it blows away Mother's back to black.
    Oh yeah! We used that on my car when we installed the dash pad. I will vouch for this. Does a great job, I forgot all about that.

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    a good cleaning wax used with a buffer works pretty well

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    i've used "back-to-black", but seems to leave a visible residue on plastics... might try using car wax as another poster suggested..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    If you think Mother's works well, search the web for

    Click for full size

    It runs $10-15/bottle, but it blows away Mother's back to black.
    I'm so glad that product worked so well for you, I've almost forgotten.
    I need to pick me up another one of those...

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    I watch "Horsepower TV" all the time. They said that this is a common problem on our cars. The only permanent fix is to cover the car in paper, leaving the trim uncovered. Sand off the oxidation with a fine sandpaper and paint it.

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    where do you get that wizards black renew? i have never seen it

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    where do you get that wizards black renew? i have never seen it
    Never seen it in stores, google it though, plenty of sites will come up with it.

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