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Restoring dull window trim

Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by indy01e38, Nov 14, 2010.

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    indy01e38

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    No luck with cleaners, used a Dremel tool with a polishing wheel and Griots #2 machine polish.
    Mask off the trim and glass, apply polish to the trim and apply light pressure and take your time. I went over the trim twice. Two hours.
    After clean up I wiped the trim with WD-40 and did this until I had the time to spray a clear coat.

    fgwinn guest

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    Did you do anything special to remove the WD-40 before you sprayed the clear coat?

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    indy01e38

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    Soap and water then wiped it with alcohol. Mask off and sprayed with Dupl-color clear.
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    dms540i

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    I just use stainless steel magic wipes a couple times a year and they sparkle.
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    lambp03

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    Where do you get stainless steel magic wipes?
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    MGarrison

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    I googled up Amazon.com, Home Depot, OfficeMax, Buy.com, and Ace Hardware Superstore (which I think is just an online seller). Search the websites of your local boxstore and make sure they're there if you opt to purchase local vs. ordering online.
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    dms540i

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    I found them at Shaw's grocery store. They work great on the fridge, too!
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    bluewagon

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    Cleaning trim

    Shaw's ....... You must live in New England.........
    I use http://www.wetpaintglaze.com/ keeps trim nice and clean and shiny .
    bluewagon
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    lambp03

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    Is "Magic Wipes" a brand? Had not heard of it before.
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    lambp03

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    Never mind, I found it on Google and ordered some. Hope it works. Thanks.

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