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Jdsmitty10 04-02-2012 01:44 PM

chrome window trim care
 
First of all, is it chrome? or polished aluminum? polished stainless? second, I noticed some specks that kinda look like rust(dont think it is,just looks kinda like it) on the one side. tried picking them off but didnt seem to come off. Also tried the wax i was using, still didnt come off.. Just got the jeep less than a week ago and it had some specks on the paint too from transport(i picked/cleaned them off while applying a coat of wax). Wondering what i can use on the trim around the windows to clean this off?

BobsWK2 04-02-2012 07:00 PM

Re: chrome window trim care
 
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Originally Posted by Jdsmitty10 (Post 605682)
First of all, is it chrome? or polished aluminum? polished stainless? second, I noticed some specks that kinda look like rust(dont think it is,just looks kinda like it) on the one side. tried picking them off but didnt seem to come off. Also tried the wax i was using, still didnt come off.. Just got the jeep less than a week ago and it had some specks on the paint too from transport(i picked/cleaned them off while applying a coat of wax). Wondering what i can use on the trim around the windows to clean this off?

Clay bar.

Angler 04-02-2012 07:36 PM

Re: chrome window trim care
 
Check this out, Smitty http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...ale-04-01-2012

I think you will find your answer.

Jdsmitty10 04-02-2012 07:42 PM

Re: chrome window trim care
 
Thanks!..that makes sense it does look orangish tint like rust which i really is from the rail... so clay bar should take care of it then? I don't have one..but i do have mequiars cleaner wax..think that would do the trick? thanks guys for the suggestion and link!

jgc4ever 04-02-2012 08:14 PM

Re: chrome window trim care
 
I read on here (jeepgarage) somewhere recently someone saying that around the windows the trim is metal.

Angler 04-02-2012 09:42 PM

Re: chrome window trim care
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jdsmitty10 (Post 605901)
Thanks!..that makes sense it does look orangish tint like rust which i really is from the rail... so clay bar should take care of it then? I don't have one..but i do have mequiars cleaner wax..think that would do the trick? thanks guys for the suggestion and link!

Detailed Image is a sponsor here and that write up would seem to say to me that the Iron X is a neutralizer that would help tremendously in removing the "rail dust" before you clay the surface and thereby get a better result. Why not email them and see what they have to say about the rail dust, if that is what it is? I am sure they could help you identify the substance you are looking at in your paint and trim before you go after it and help you find the right solution to your problem. I wouldn't want to make a bad situation worse. These guys are experts.

tnjeep 04-03-2012 12:47 AM

Re: chrome window trim care
 
The trim is plasti-chrome like all the other "chrome" pieces. A claybar will do the trick. Had some similiar specks and smudges when I brought mine home but a few minutes with the claybar took care of it.

Jdsmitty10 04-03-2012 05:04 AM

Re: chrome window trim care
 
Angler I will contact them! Thanks agai for the link. I have been wonderig for yrs why my white Tacoma has little rust looking specks on it. makes sense thatia probably brake dust. And the jeep would def be rail dust since it only has 185 miles on it. I saw in on the the threads about a dealer takin 4 days to prep someone's jeep with clay bar. I wish my dealer was that picky cause I am...

Jdsmitty10 04-03-2012 05:07 AM

Re: chrome window trim care
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tnjeep (Post 606047)
The trim is plasti-chrome like all the other "chrome" pieces. A claybar will do the trick. Had some similiar specks and smudges when I brought mine home but a few minutes with the claybar took care of it.

I'm not too sure about that. It doesn't look the same. And the dings (from transit) in mine tell me it's not plastic or platichrome.. But it also doesn't look as "chrome" as my Harley chrome so I wonder if it's polished something...

tnjeep 04-03-2012 05:43 AM

Re: chrome window trim care
 
You maybe right but I am sure it is not real chrome because like you my motorcycle's chrome looks much different. Maybe some kind of metal alloy that is plated.

Jdsmitty10 04-03-2012 06:29 AM

Re: chrome window trim care
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tnjeep (Post 606080)
You maybe right but I am sure it is not real chrome because like you my motorcycle's chrome looks much different. Maybe some kind of metal alloy that is plated.

:thumbsup: and to add to that, it definitely looks different than the plasticrhome on the chrome mirrors, grille and door handles

Angler 04-03-2012 07:39 AM

Re: chrome window trim care
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jdsmitty10 (Post 606076)
Angler I will contact them! Thanks agai for the link. I have been wonderig for yrs why my white Tacoma has little rust looking specks on it. makes sense thatia probably brake dust. And the jeep would def be rail dust since it only has 185 miles on it. I saw in on the the threads about a dealer takin 4 days to prep someone's jeep with clay bar. I wish my dealer was that picky cause I am...

That might have been one of my post. When my dealer called me last Tuesday to tell me about my Jeep being released and scheduled for shipping, etc, I asked how long I would take for them to get it ready and he replied it would take at least 4 hours to remove the rail dust with a clay bar. Having read that link I sent about rail dust and claying a new car along with your comments just put the pieces together. I wish you the best with it as it appears we are both just as particular about our vehicles!


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