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Old 09-28-2007, 10:19 PM   #1
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OK, this isn't really a fix, but for those of you that still have trim in good shape that just needs to be cleaned up, I have found a pretty good process.

Below is a picture of what I've got to deal with. Most of the trim is like this with a lot of contamination. It almost looks like white overspray.


This one is above the window and shows some of the marring that I have in spots. This particular area was from when I bought the car last year and I got some wax on the trim and it got marred taking it off. On the left end by the water spots you can see the marring. That was when I found how easy this trim scratches.


On to the process. Last weekend I did a test spot with a clay bar to remove the contamination on the trim. It worked great, but obviously marred the trim. Then I coated it with some liquid wax. It looked much better, but the marring was pretty evident. Then tonight I had an idea, and I rubbed the area good with a microfiber and some XMT Glaze. Glaze is like a very very light polish with fillers as well as a wax (though with very little durability), so I'm guessing it may have polished the finish some as well as filled in the remaining scratches as well as left a nice shine. It'* not showroom new, but looks 100% better.
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yeah that looks better.
and I bet if you kept up on it you may not get the pitting like us 2000-2001 guys do.

funny thing is I do not have any marks on the top part of my molding like you do.
wonder if GM started useing something different.
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Most of the marking is self induced from getting stuff on it when I polished/waxed. That'* why I've been afraid to try much of anything to clean the trim for fear of making it all look like that.
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