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      03-09-2010, 03:45 PM   #23
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The solution is vinegar

Its water spots caused by the crap in rain. White vinegar and then a quick wax will sort it right out.
That's right, the acidity in rain corrodes the trim as it has no protection after cleaning without wax etc. Vinegar (or any light acid) will etch it all off and a good wax will bead water off in future.


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      03-09-2010, 03:52 PM   #24
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Of course I can't multi-task, I'm a man. Hunter gatherer - you know.

I do one thing at a time - properly, rather than a dozen half-baked jobs at once.

Hmm, ok then I'll let you keep your fantasy rolling.

You know my Mum then.
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That's right, the acidity in rain corrodes the trim as it has no protection after cleaning without wax etc. Vinegar (or any light acid) will etch it all off and a good wax will bead water off in future.
nice work..

i'll get some wax tomorrow and sort it right out.. anything recommended, or will any old stuff from halfords do the job?

p.s. this thread has gone waaaaaay off topic.. bus is entertaining!
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My trim on my old 335 did that and I got it replaced under warranty FOC!
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My trim on my old 335 did that and I got it replaced under warranty FOC!
oh really now....

going to the stealer on thurs, i'll see what they say.
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