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Old 01-23-2009, 09:14 PM
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anyone know how to clean the chrome window trim on 1985 300sd

I'm selling my 1985 300sd. it is in magnificent shape but i can't seem to get the chrome window trim clean. I tried Chrome polish and it didn't work. A Brillo pad helps a little but not enough. Any secrets to share on how I can get it looking good. Thanks Ray
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:20 PM
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Search the threads. There is a lot of info about this subject.
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:51 PM
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Will Do!
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:52 PM
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its anodized aluminum.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:15 PM
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At this point with what you have used so far you have probably ruined it. They are anodized aluminum as TheDon posted. Using anything abrasive is going to scratch the anodized surface
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:21 PM
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As I recall, someone once suggested removing the trim and sending it out to be re-anodized. For making the car "look good" to an ignorant prospective buyer, some 0000 steel wool (finest kind) and your favorite metal polish (I like Mother's) would make the aluminum shine for a little while but the aluminum will oxidize unevenly due to the environment and the shine will be gone in a month or so.

Remember that anodizing of aluminum (in the simplest sense) is a form of (controlled) oxidizing. Once the aluminum has an oxide layer, it is protected for a fairly long time. The problem comes when people try to polish it and simply rub the anodizing off.

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Old 01-23-2009, 11:21 PM
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That orange stuff in the bottles that kids come around selling, you know, they knock on your door with spray bottle and rag in hand and want to clean a spot off your carpet?
THAT stuff works amazing!
I also got all the WVO that had caked on the car by just wiping it on, leaving it for a minute or so and it came off when I rubbed my fingers on it! No scrubbing at all.
Works for everything, including the 'chrome' everywhere.
Even got off the lube grease from around the center things on the bundts.
With my fingers. . .
So, spend the dough when they come around again.
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Can you put a name to the orange stuff? I have found nothing that works on the trim.
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