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Old 14th November 2021, 17:27   #1
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Default A couple of specific tasks...

...which I haven't seen covered in this forum, so I would be very grateful if anyone could assist. Having viewed a couple of cars, there are several minor blemishes which no doubt apply to any car past its 20th birthday; none of them is significant but sorting them out would make a car look even tidier. In no particular order:

1. Faded black plastic trim (eg wing mirrors or along the roof) - any tips on how to restore a uniform finish, given than the extent of fading varies massively?
2. Pitting to the chrome on the door handles - how to repair, or just how to stop it getting worse
3. Chips to the chrome window surrounds revealing black plastic underneath (rear window in particular). I could just dab some gloss silver paint, which would look better than the exposed black, but is there a better way to do it?

Any help much appreciated! Thanks in advance
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Hi,

The faded trim is an issue for pretty much anything of a similar age to our lovelies.

This gets good reviews so maybe worth a go:

https://www.owatroldirect.co.uk/product/polytrol/

I know some folks who use black shoe polish which works too .

Good Luck
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Hi,

The faded trim is an issue for pretty much anything of a similar age to our lovelies.

This gets good reviews so maybe worth a go:

https://www.owatroldirect.co.uk/product/polytrol/

I know some folks who use black shoe polish which works too .

Good Luck
Thanks Andy,

That does look ideal for the job, much appreciated!
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Hi Charlie.
To fix number 2 Pitting to the chrome on the door handles, is change them over for known good ones not all of them pit, drop Any (trikey ) a PM he maybe able to help you with some good ones at a decent rate.

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I changed mine out for black ones, which was a lot of work, but to just change chrome for chrome is fairly easy.
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Hi Charlie.
To fix number 2 Pitting to the chrome on the door handles, is change them over for known good ones not all of them pit, drop Any (trikey ) a PM he maybe able to help you with some good ones at a decent rate.


I changed mine out for black ones, which was a lot of work, but to just change chrome for chrome is fairly easy.
Thank you, that is no doubt the best way to fix the problem. I'll drop Trikey a line!
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