W124 black exterior trim

millo777

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A lot of the black trim on the exterior of my W124 estate (Roof rails, windscreen surround, rear window surround and wiper arm cam cover) are looking a bit sorry for themselves and starting to turn white.

Is there anyway to bring them back to their former glory, short of a coat of satin black paint?
 

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Autoglym bumper care is the best renovator I have found. Not so good on painted surfaces like the wiper arm however. Re-painting is the best solution on parts like that.
 

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From factory these trims rolled off the production line are black. Most 124's apart from the very best nick (unless replaced) over time get faded.

They fade to a point where its no longer black get a tinge of a browny/silvery colour, its a bit hard to explain the colour.

IMO the fade looks good and actually prefer it that colour. The Chap at the merc parts dept once told me a customer once came in asking for these trims in the colour i describe.... he then said to the customer they only come in one colour black, its common for these trims to fade.

I think what you describe has gone beyond that and i know what you descripe as i have seen it on other 124's.

Im not sure what you would use however, perhaps some kind of metal polish?
 
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...unless you are talking about the rubber bits of your car then the above is nonsense! Just re read your post and i think you are refering to the actual rubbers on the windows etc and not the actual metal type trimmings??

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gtechniq c4 looks interesting, I may get some of this for the underbonnet plastic parts like the air filter box etc, but it's the exterior metal parts I was hoping to get back into shape.

Looks like I'll have to get them sprayed when the rest of the bodywork is done.
 

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