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Post by ard126k » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:58 pm

Can anyone advise an effective way to remove the grey/white 'tarnish' from the alloy trim strips above the rubber bumpers on these cars? Is it oxidisation getting under the lacquer?
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Post by greeny » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:01 pm

ard126k wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:58 pm
Can anyone advise an effective way to remove the grey/white 'tarnish' from the alloy trim strips above the rubber bumpers on these cars? Is it oxidisation getting under the lacquer?
Thanks
Alex.
It's anodising and really hard work to polish out. I painted mine satin black and I think they look cool.
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Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:09 pm

The original finish isn't lacquer - they're anodised. That means they are difficult to restore. See this thread and this other thread

(and there are more similar ones in the archive)

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Post by erikscimitardemon » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:06 am

I have one brand new corner piece front (slipped my mind LH or RH :oops: ) for sale.


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Post by ard126k » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:22 pm

Oh great. Wonder if chroming's an option?


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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:50 pm

The anodising is a right pain.

I took a full set to my local company and they relieved me of £40 just to strip it back, they looked crap and told me they could not Re anodise them unless I got them mirror polished.
IF I had got them mirror polished it would have been easier to get them clear lacquered rather than spend another £60 on silver anodising.


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Post by scimjim » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:02 pm

I'd have them powder coated if I had another 6 type car.


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