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Old 28 Jul 2015, 01:08 pm
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Hi all,

As I get deeper and deeper into lists of things I want to do to make my Silver, '02 Limited Edition look and drive great, I notice the black, exterior pillars.
Not sure exactly how to describe it, but they look like they have permanent finger print marks, a bit faded, and even some marks where they have "blued" a bit, as opposed to being black.

Is there some way to rejuvenate these to make them shine again and be one uniform color?

I don't want to cover them with chrome covers.

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Old 28 Jul 2015, 01:57 pm
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door pillar trim - painting with rattle cans

busted_pt also had a nice post about this, but I can't seem to find it.

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Old 28 Jul 2015, 02:13 pm
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door pillar trim - painting with rattle cans

busted_pt also had a nice post about this, but I can't seem to find it.
Thanks, other than painting them, is there some method of polishing or buffing that anyone know of?

I neglected to mention that I have the rain guards attached with adhesive over the driver and passenger doors. I don't want to have to remove (break) those to paint the pillars.
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Thanks, other than painting them, is there some method of polishing or buffing that anyone know of?

I neglected to mention that I have the rain guards attached with adhesive over the driver and passenger doors. I don't want to have to remove (break) those to paint the pillars.
here's the thread i was referring to. seems Busted deleted the pictures, but still says if you buff them the problem comes back quickly. PAINTING THE OXIDISES DOOR PILLERS

personally i'd just mask it and rattle can it... or wrap them with black vinyl. then again i own a sign shop, so i have vinyl coming out my ears.

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I use cleaner wax on mine to bring back the shine. I also go over them with what ever wax/polish I am using on the rest of the paint. They have never got to the point of turning bluish so I'm not sure if it would work for yours, but it's worth a try...
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As I mentioned in my second post, I have rain guards attached to the doors which partially cover the pillars. I don't want to remove them to install pillar covers as they will likely break.
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here's the thread i was referring to. seems Busted deleted the pictures, but still says if you buff them the problem comes back quickly. PAINTING THE OXIDISES DOOR PILLERS

personally i'd just mask it and rattle can it... or wrap them with black vinyl. then again i own a sign shop, so i have vinyl coming out my ears.
I like the vinyl idea!
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I use cleaner wax on mine to bring back the shine. I also go over them with what ever wax/polish I am using on the rest of the paint. They have never got to the point of turning bluish so I'm not sure if it would work for yours, but it's worth a try...
I don't meant to sound like a doofus but, heck, maybe I am a doofus
When you say cleaner wax would you mind letting me know what you mean (product pic possibly?). I'm new to some of this stuff. Thanks!

Something like this?
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