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Old 5th October 2017, 08:18 AM
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Just to share my experience.

Autosol Chrome Polish.
This stuff is brilliant and done miracles for me. Yes it requires around 40min to get just one rear triangle chrome trim done, but after that chrome looks nearly new.

I will look for before and after pics.
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Old 5th October 2017, 08:27 AM
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Can't find the pics, but found a short video of almost finished trim.
It was nearly white and really bad looking.
You just have to keep polishing and polishing and polishing even if it looks like it doesn't work - it works, just needs time.
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File Type: mp4 Autosol.mp4 (4.79 MB, 9 views)
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2015 A3 S line 1.4 TFSI - for the missus to keep her away from my car.
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Old 5th October 2017, 10:45 AM
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Agreed ^ There are two versions of Autosol too - a coarse version in a tube, and a fine version in a tin. I use a mini polishing pad designed for headlights in my battery drill. One pad for the coarse to take the discolouration out, and then another pad with the fine to make it shiny. It does take a long time and its never quite perfect but its better than nothing. Mask off the paintwork beforehand if you're using that method though!

Wrapping it satin black is better still
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Old 5th October 2017, 10:55 AM
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Well, I've just realised that Autosol I've used is not actually a polish but a liquid chrome cleaner. Whatever it is it did the job very well.
Just microfibre cloth for me

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Interesting. That's different to both the types I have! I might have to seek that one out as well
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Old 5th October 2017, 01:22 PM
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It works very well on aluminium and brushed aluminium parts as well
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Old 8th October 2017, 09:43 PM
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Well, I've just realised that Autosol I've used is not actually a polish but a liquid chrome cleaner. Whatever it is it did the job very well.
Just microfibre cloth for me

Cheers Marcin - that would make sense, given the other (more common) Autosol is essentially a metal abrasive so I'd be concerned about it leaving the chrome more exposed than before starting...
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