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Old 19 Jan 2005, 08:50 pm
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I want to know if anyone has had success cleaning the black edge on the doors that is next to the windows. This strip is black & seems to look streaky after every car wash. I can't seem to clean it. It always looks streaky. I have tried black car polish, waxes, black restoration cleaner and much more. I notice that I can change these to chrome with stick on strips. They really don't look that good.
Can I get these replaced? I have noticed other cars that have this too. I have to use a lot of elbow grease and car polish to make them look good. There outta be something else. Any one have any success?
Know of anything to try? Suggestions! Help![xx(]
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Old 19 Jan 2005, 09:09 pm
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We have our own captive professional auto detailer on the "Detail Shop" forum. He's knowledgeable and willing to help with these kind of questions.
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Old 19 Jan 2005, 09:38 pm
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Use peanut butter to clean all of the gunk off that you have tried to clean it with. Gary (turbomangt) has all of the answers and products to keep it clean and sharp. Yes, the PB works, PS, don't use jelly !!!
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Creamy or chunky?????????
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We have our own captive professional auto detailer on the "Detail Shop" forum. He's knowledgeable and willing to help with these kind of questions.
Think turbomangt would recommend his Professional Grade Ultimate Dressing for this task.
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Creamy or chunky?????????
[}] Creamy...Chunky might scratch!! [)]
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no not the dressing, that would work for the rubber strips below the windows. these are the pillar posts. the streaking is caused by the soap being used for the wash (too harsh) or not being rinsed well enough. try using Mothers California Gold wash next time. if it doesnt work, you will need to use a paint cleaner, comes in a wax type bottle and works just like wax but removes oxidation from the surface

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Old 20 Jan 2005, 04:20 pm
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If you are talking about the "B" & "C" pillars Meguiars NXT wax works really well at getting spots off but just use a micro fiber cloth to wipe dry when you wash and they shoud be perfect. I use nothing but micro fiber to wax or dry my baby. I also use the rubber strip on the door sill to close the door as the pillars fingerprint easily. I am seriously considering having them painted the same color as the car like I did the mirrors. A. because I think it will look better like the mirrors do and B. I won't have to deal with the dumb fingerprints.
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On the B&C pillars I use 3M plastic polish...works quick and easy. I do them about every 4 months or so and they always look great.
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