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Old 04 Nov 2003, 05:55 pm
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Hi
I guess this was already discussed ; my black plastic pillar posts always show stains. Even after washing, I can't remove them.
what do you use to remove these stains ?
I plan to get them painted body color to match...
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Old 04 Nov 2003, 06:09 pm
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My pillars look like new. I followed advice I saw on other threads. You can try clay to remove water spots and then apply a sealer. I use Gary's stuff. I also clean mine with detail spray to keep them nice. Gary also sells a paint cleaner that may work well to clean up the spots and finerprints.

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Old 04 Nov 2003, 06:59 pm
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Clay did not get the water spots out of mine.

Next please.
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Old 04 Nov 2003, 07:02 pm
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Gary . . . HELP!
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Old 04 Nov 2003, 08:01 pm
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I used Meguiars Gold Class paste wax and the spots on mine came off easily. You can also try a 50/50 mix of vinegar and distilled water, or full strength vinegar. I bought some new door pillar posts and replaced my old ones, I'm painting the old ones the color of my car, Inferno Red. Will post pics when completed.

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Old 04 Nov 2003, 09:00 pm
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Why not just slap some chrome one 'em?
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Old 04 Nov 2003, 09:24 pm
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raphael,
If you are talking about spots that will not come off when you use any kind of cleaner.
I had a real problem with mine last year.
I was even thinking about replacing them, until I bought some Maguires Gold wax.
I hand washed the car and was waxing trying to not wax the columns because I was afraid to put wax on top of these horrible looking spots.
I accidently dripped some Maguires Gold on the black spotted finish and when I wiped it off it was totally spotfree.
I mean it was completely clean. I used it on the columns and the problem was eleminated. Not to return again.
It has been about 11 months now and when I wax her down I make sure to include the columns and it shines like I always thought it should.
Give it a try.

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Old 04 Nov 2003, 10:19 pm
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Hi Gang, I'm convinced after seeing other cars, (not just cruisers) that these pillars have a tendency to get "spots"/ many factors can lead to this. Type of water you are using when washing the car, hard water will leave marks, if you don't dry your car right away when you go through a car wash. most any cleaner wax product like the one mentioned should remove it, then follow up with a sealant. If you can't fix it, drive over to Chicago and I'll fix you up, on me. Gary
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Old 05 Nov 2003, 07:02 pm
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These are covered under warranty, have your dealer replace them, it's a known problem.
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