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Old 04-11-2004, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just installed my mattchrome a few weeks ago, and right off the bat it was covered in dark fingerprints and streaks. I was thinking of taking it all off and treating it like the outside of my car - wash and a few coats of wax. Any ideas?
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I just installed my mattchrome a few weeks ago, and right off the bat it was covered in dark fingerprints and streaks. I was thinking of taking it all off and treating it like the outside of my car - wash and a few coats of wax. Any ideas?
mattchrome? what kind of metal is that?
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matteChrome is VERy hard to clean and keep clean. Wax will def help, but doesnt last. I sometimes use a very small amount of windex to clean it.
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Originally posted by e36_m3_Turbo+Apr 11 2004, 05:49 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (e36_m3_Turbo @ Apr 11 2004, 05:49 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Cavalier2123@Apr 11 2004, 04:32 PM
I just installed my mattchrome a few weeks ago, and right off the bat it was covered in dark fingerprints and streaks. I was thinking of taking it all off and treating it like the outside of my car - wash and a few coats of wax. Any ideas?
mattchrome? what kind of metal is that? [/b][/quote]
Aluminum I believe. Someone posted pics of it in this forum a while back...
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whered ya get it?
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whered ya get it?
Got it from Circle BMW.
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if its so hard to maintain, they why did you get it? oh i couldnt find the pics, could you post them again.?
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whered you get that pic from?
i would like to upgrade my sound system. and im really feeling that panel with te cutout,.



oh, i have that mattchrome. its not hard to clean. i used a sliiiiighty wet cotton shirt.
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ooh i want some for my e36... I think.
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i would like to upgrade my sound system. and im really feeling that panel with te cutout,.



oh, i have that mattchrome. its not hard to clean. i used a sliiiiighty wet cotton shirt.
thats my car silly. i took that pic last week :P
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the matte chrome looks good.
As far as keeping the fingerprints, etc from showing up, I just wipe down my interior/exterior 6-7 days a week with a clean cloth and a small spray bottle that I keep handy at all times.

No other way around that. I do the same with my rims for the brake dust.

You might try waxing it. I've read that some guys wax their rims and the dust comes off much easier.
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I'm going to try that next week and will post the results...
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You might want to try a non-carnuba wax. That way you can put on multiple coats to see if helps with the build up.
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whered you get the template where you radio goes,from?

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