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      06-06-2018, 06:20 AM   #1
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Black Gloss Door/Window Trim Scratches

Both side of the car has marks/swirls on the gloss shadow trim in between the windows/doors.

Bit of an eye sore (especially to me), more so when the sun is out.

Has anyone had these and removed them successfully with a product?

I was looking at these:

Gtechniq P1

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/car-po.../prod_844.html

Meguiars PlasRX

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/engine.../prod_283.html

Third but least favourite option is I suck it up and live with it!

Has anyone used or have experience with these products to fix this?

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      06-06-2018, 06:29 AM   #2
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I just used some basic car wax on mine. Seemed to work OK.
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      06-06-2018, 06:31 AM   #3
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Give them a machine polish with a light cutting cream such as Dodo Lime Prime
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      06-06-2018, 06:34 AM   #4
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These are the worst bits on the car for swirls, you just have to show them a wash mitt and they mark up!

I've used that PlastX stuff previously and it was good, you can get decent results by hand as well but even with a protective coating these trim pieces will need touching up multiple times. Same thing happens with the gloss black trim on most flat screen TVs!!
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I thought mine were pretty bad even after just a few very careful washes. Give the car a coat of wax after the last one however and they look like new again. I thought they would require polishing out and all sorts
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Yeah I've noticed lots of light surface scratches on mine too
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I use meguire's scratch X on the wife's Mini. Queue the gags . Then a coat of gtechiq.
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Machine polish then a ceramic coating or they will be back before you know it.
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      06-06-2018, 03:06 PM   #9
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Used Farecla G3 on wifes mini, its a very fine cutting compound, worked a treat got it from Halfords, about 8 for a small tube.
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Yep I machined mine with Chemical guys VSS and a DA.
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You can make then significantly better by hand with something like farecla paint renovator. DA preferable though. They mark obscenely easily, as do the shadow mirror covers.
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      06-06-2018, 04:58 PM   #12
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I use meguire's scratch X on the wife's Mini. Queue the gags . Then a coat of gtechiq.
^ This
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I had a 2 stage paint correction on my car back in March followed by 3 coats of 9H ceramic coating from Ceramic Pro.

The whole car is flawless now
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Yep I machined mine with Chemical guys VSS and a DA.
Shiny! Nice
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I had a 2 stage paint correction on my car back in March followed by 3 coats of 9H ceramic coating from Ceramic Pro.

The whole car is flawless now
Nice
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I had a 2 stage paint correction on my car back in March followed by 3 coats of 9H ceramic coating from Ceramic Pro.

The whole car is flawless now
Looks good, where did you use James?
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Mines the same I'm always careful and let no one else wash the car.

I've got a DA but thinking of trying it by hand first. I'll do the usual of least abrasive first but should I do it in a circular motion, up and down or does it not really matter?

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Used Farecla G3 on wifes mini, its a very fine cutting compound, worked a treat got it from Halfords, about 8 for a small tube.
Is it this one?

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/pai...er-paste-150ml
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That's the one.
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Looks good, where did you use James?
Thanks. You should see the rest of the car, it looks better than new.

I used a local detailer that came highly recommended, Slix. Chris the owner is a real stickler for detail www.slixcarcare.com
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That's the one.
That stuff is fairly aggressive, the renovator is less so.
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That's the one.
That stuff is fairly aggressive, the renovator is less so.
Do you suggest I go for the renovator then?
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