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Old 01-01-2002, 01:29 PM
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Question anyone try this to clean oxydation on anodized aluminum trim?

from this website:
http://www.classictrimcoat.com/

I got this reply to my query as to whether they had anything to remove the cloudiness/oxydation which is seemingly not removable from the aluminum trim on MBs made in the 80's:

"The oxidized aluminum kit consists of the special water based coating, cleaner, and video which shows how to do the process. It is very simple, and you don't have to take off your window moldings. This kit sells for $59.95 plus $7.00 shipping, Paul Miller 888-234-5894"

Has anyone here tried this kit already?

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Old 01-01-2002, 03:36 PM
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I am also quite interested in this topic as I have the same problem and am sure that many others do as well.

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Old 01-02-2002, 08:23 PM
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I ordered the kit today, he said he'd have it in the mails by tomorrow evening latest....will update this forum once I've tried it out.

they guy seemed supremely confident this stuff would work....we shall see

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Old 01-07-2002, 01:14 PM
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Sounds like the main process is the 2000 grit sanding.
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Old 01-15-2002, 03:13 AM
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I wonder how this compares to the fine cut rubbing compound that I did try on my trim last summer. I gave up before I got all the oxidation off, but it did seem to help "somewhat". Another thread suggested starting with a 400 grit rubbing compound and working up numerically.
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Old 01-20-2002, 11:23 PM
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I got the stuff!! Called Green magic. It works great. Just apply like any polish and the trim is restored to its original mirror finish. Unbelieveable! I have a box load of different products that were mentioned on this forum. None has produced the results like this!. I will set up my dremel tool tomorrow and see how that works.

I will post some pictures soon.
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Old 01-20-2002, 11:37 PM
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I got the stuff too but it did not work for me. Am glad someone got some good results...I sent my stuff back for a refund.

Just curious though, what are you going to do with the dremel tool?
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Old 01-21-2002, 10:35 AM
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I guess I was not clear. The stuff I am using is not the stuff from classictrimcoat. This is a something completely different. Its called green magic. It was hard to get a decent photo that represents the results but you can see the mirror effect in one of them. Thats my fingers holding the camera.

Im going to try to use a dremel and a cloth disk and this compound to do the elbow work.
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87 420sel - 240k
89 560sl - 78k
91 420sel - 205k
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Old 01-21-2002, 11:04 AM
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looks great, the "before" sample you posted looks exactly like the sample classictrimcoat sent to afterwards to prove to me their stuff works. My oxydation does not look like this though. Mine looks like chalky water spots/rings....

so the dremel tool is for some heavy duty rubbing of the stuff huh?
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Old 01-21-2002, 11:23 AM
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Look close. (Previous post) The image in the left is not touched and the right is. There is a lot of glare because of the chalky apprearance if the trim. ALso there is a piece is trim on the bottom of the picture. Its the top piece over the back window It has not been done at all. Mine to looks like water spots.

Ok here is another series. It took 30 seconds with the dremel to do this.
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Old 01-21-2002, 11:24 AM
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next step after the dremel.
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Old 01-21-2002, 11:24 AM
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Tape removed.
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Old 01-21-2002, 11:26 AM
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Ok this time.

All I can say is I AM A BELIEVER!.

Looking to the sides of the shiney area you will notice small spots. That is where the stuff splattered off the rotating wheel. Just the fact that the compound was sitting on the trim (without any buffing) caused some improvement. It seems to react chemically with the oxidation and remove it. Add friction and it seems to take it back to original.

Well thats all im going to say about it. Believe it or not.
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86 300e 5 speed manual - 210k
87 420sel - 240k
89 560sl - 78k
91 420sel - 205k
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Old 01-21-2002, 11:48 AM
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I just could not keep myself from doing this too!
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Old 01-22-2002, 02:41 AM
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Yes, please tell us where you can get this Green Magic. Your results look a lot better than mine, using rubbing compound, Meguiar's #7 and #9, Flitz, and Meguiar's #26. Either that or you rub harder Nice pics, btw.
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