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Post by GJ1 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:55 pm

Hi,

Just wondered what the best method for cleaning the Z4 3.0si lettering on the boot and sides is? Is it plastic, chrome, or chrome plated plastic?

I was thinking autosol if chrome?

Thanks
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Post by Smartbear » Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:39 pm

GJ1 wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:55 pm
Hi,

Just wondered what the best method for cleaning the Z4 3.0si lettering on the boot and sides is? Is it plastic, chrome, or chrome plated plastic?

I was thinking autosol if chrome?

Thanks
Solvol is very abrasive, I’d use soapy water & a soft brush or a damp microfibre cloth.
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Post by beanie » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:33 pm

I’d avoid autosol on any of the chrome parts. I tried to polish the chrome badge on an old car with this and went through the coating in seconds :rofl:

If there are marks then i’d use the lightest and most gentle thing you’ve got and take it steady.
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Post by buzyg » Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:15 pm

My favourite car cleaning product comes to mind again here. Johnson's baby wipes, in partnership with a tooth brush. :)
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Post by JamieZ4C » Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:30 pm

buzyg wrote:
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My favourite car cleaning product comes to mind again here. Johnson's baby wipes, in partnership with a tooth brush. :)
Yes to both of those! Big fan of cotton buds too :lol:
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Post by Mau » Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:34 pm

I'd rather clean the car of any lettering. :whistle: Chromed plastic will become ugly in the end no matter how you treat it, having the car without lettering looks cleaner and makes the car a whole lot easier to clean. Last of all: you will get rid of some semi-natural deposits for dust, cleaning products, etc. :wink:
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Post by GJ1 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:06 pm

Thanks for all the comments. Seems best to avoid autosol and will take up the recommendations!

Mau - the lettering staying for the time being but is constantly under review! :D
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Post by Jfgoldfish » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:30 pm

Mau wrote:
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I'd rather clean the car of any lettering.
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Post by Natishin » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:07 am

I once tried a tooth brush and it scratched the finish. Get yourself a set of detail brushes from 'The Chemical Guys' on Amazon and use soap and water.👍

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