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Arjxh56

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316 posts

19 months

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Hi,
My car came with a front grille that has water marks or some kind of stains on it. Its now starting to annoy me!
I had the car detailed by swissvax and they couldn't get rid of it?
Anyone had this problem and solved it without spending silly money on a new one?

Thanks

AMDBSNick

3,448 posts

42 months

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Works Service used Autoglym Metal Polish on my old V8V and it came up a treat

tonyhall38

2,304 posts

96 months

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get a better detailer....

Arjxh56

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316 posts

19 months

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Hi Tony, it was supposed to be one of the best detailers in the UK that did it? Glyn ODonnell

mikey k

8,674 posts

96 months

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It is oxidation of the aluminium, detailing it won't get rid
As Nick says it needs metal polishing them sealing
This is one reason I opted for the standard grill on my current car
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Arjxh56

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316 posts

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Thanks.. I have some Autosol polish that is used on chrome wheels, I will give that a shot.
Someone mentioned coating it with Vaseline but this would collect dust and grit surely??

yeti

9,577 posts

155 months

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mikey k said:
It is oxidation of the aluminium, detailing it won't get rid
Are they ally or stainless?

I remember my Chiltern-fitted DB7 grille was stainlness.

Either way, metal polish, yes!

And yet again... if you don't clean your car, you don't get this issue wink

Arjxh56

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316 posts

19 months

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I wonder if shot blasting it and then powder coating would sort it out?

AMDBSNick

3,448 posts

42 months

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yeti said:
Are they ally or stainless?

I remember my Chiltern-fitted DB7 grille was stainlness.

Either way, metal polish, yes!

And yet again... if you don't clean your car, you don't get this issue wink
WS even gave me the polish for future use. Never left my office rolleyes


George H

12,047 posts

44 months

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AMDBSNick said:
WS even gave me the polish for future use. Never left my office rolleyes

I use that! Can get it off eBay for about £3. Works well on the exhausts never tried it on the grille.

Baron Von Alders

266 posts

161 months

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To get rid of some marks on mine I purchased a tube of Autosol off of the Bay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290639325120?ssPageName=...

Worked fine.

mikey k

8,674 posts

96 months

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Arjxh56 said:
I wonder if shot blasting it and then powder coating would sort it out?
That is how the standard grill is done

Lunablack

3,473 posts

42 months

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I split my grill down, and polished each bar with autosol..... Came up a treat and it easy to do....

But watch the sharp edges....smile

drcarrera

474 posts

105 months

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When I first washed my V8V with bright grille, I spent ages trying to clean the 2nd, 3rd and 4th slats. Then I realised they were reflecting the wet undersides of the slat above! rolleyes

tonyhall38

2,304 posts

96 months

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remove , strip , and re plate as required....cost about 200.....as oppossed to 850 for new grill...

robgt

1,384 posts

42 months

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Try Solvol Autosol, it works brilliantly!!

snuffy

2,957 posts

164 months

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robgt said:
Try Solvol Autosol, it works brilliantly!!
I did mine just after I got it with that stuff ( I'd taken the plinth off, so I thought I might as well five it a good clean before I stick the number plate on ), and it worked a treat.


SHIFTY

358 posts

116 months

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The 6 slat bright finish grills fitted to the later cars are electro plated, earlier cars were just polished aluminium.

marceltay

323 posts

36 months

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SHIFTY said:
The 6 slat bright finish grills fitted to the later cars are electro plated, earlier cars were just polished aluminium.
I think so too. We attempted unsuccessfully to clean the water marks of mine. I think the only option on the later grills are to replace, or re-plate.

Neilc123

243 posts

23 months

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So the shiny upgraded grills are Aluminium? What are the non-upgraded ones?
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