Shadowline cleaning

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chall5
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Shadowline cleaning

Post by chall5 » Wed May 23, 2018 7:50 pm

Read many threads on this on quite a few forums but nothing I try is touching the discoloured/mottled way the shadowline on the drivers side of my car looks

Latest I tried was Autoglym Super Resin Polish which I'd say improved it about 5%

Any ideas or anyone else had this problem ?

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Re: Shadowline cleaning

Post by Dan_Mol » Wed May 23, 2018 9:55 pm

At some point it’s had chemicals on that, car wash etc undiluted APC.

Afraid you’ll be lucky to bring that back to life.
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Re: Shadowline cleaning

Post by chall5 » Wed May 23, 2018 10:51 pm

yes I wondered about that, must've been the precious owner as I only use water to wash it. Was afraid that might be the answer, is this trim easy to remove/fit if I bought a replacement ?
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Re: Shadowline cleaning

Post by OneTwenty » Wed May 23, 2018 10:54 pm

They all end up like that IMO.

My E91 is, my E81 was the same and my 240 is starting to go that way.
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Re: Shadowline cleaning

Post by chall5 » Wed May 23, 2018 10:56 pm

Mine is still under BMW AUC warranty, would that cover replacing it ?
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Re: Shadowline cleaning

Post by ttassie15 » Thu May 24, 2018 2:32 am

I tried some black tcut and it came up a bit better


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