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Old 02-18-2018, 08:49 PM   #1
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How to clean the window pillers!

I was wondering if someone can tell me what the window pillars are made of? Is it just plastic with a reflective coating on?

I can get the glass spotlessly clean, the bodywork polished and waxed, but can't work out how to get these looking good. The problem is that they are black and they are reflective and show every 'streak' if water / polish drys on them. Any ideas?

Here's an picture with the offending items ringed in yellow.
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:36 PM   #2
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I was going to post this exact same question about a week ago. Put some scratches in mine trying to clean off bird crap. They seem easily scratched.

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Old 02-18-2018, 09:53 PM   #3
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Have you tried waxing them?
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:41 PM   #4
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Plastic polish and a micro fiber pad.
Walmart sells as well as auto stores.
You can do by hand or with an orbital polisher.
Do some and check. It still scratches, work some more on it.
Then wax.
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:22 AM   #5
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I have some minor scratches as well, but have had good luck with Maguire's liquid wax. It hides it for around a month or so, then it needs a new coat.
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I have some minor scratches as well, but have had good luck with Maguire's liquid wax. It hides it for around a month or so, then it needs a new coat.
McGuires plastic polish is what I used. FYI.
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:08 AM   #7
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You have to be super careful polishing them. I use a foam pad, blow it out with air often and use megs 205. Then I apply a clear bra
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:18 PM   #8
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Yep as above, they are the easiest thing to scratch known to man so do ot use anything abrasive and make sure the cloth is spotlessly clean to avoid marking them.
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