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Old 10-14-2010, 02:26 PM
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Oxidation on the Conv covering

Hello Members!

I just purchased an 05 645ci convertible. When I let the top down, there is a whitish/bluish stain on the cover. I suppose it is oxidation. Does this have to be painted over or is there some sort of chemical based solution that would remove it? I've tried general household cleaners diluted with parts water, but no success. Its on both the driver and passenger side of the covering.

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Old 10-14-2010, 07:29 PM
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Have you tried RaggTopp cleaner and their protectant?
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:15 PM
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I may have not been descript enough about my issue. It's not the ragtop at all, but rather the plastic cover that hides the top after it has been dropped. It appears to be rings left by the seal or something. I will post pics of it shortly....
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:19 PM
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Ahhh - you mean discoloration on the boot. Yes - I had that in my last 6er convertible. I couldn't get rid of it. Does it only show after it's been wet (like after a wash or rain)? That's what mine did.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:35 AM
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Try using some black shoe polish




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Old 10-26-2010, 10:30 PM
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Hi Guys-

Thanks for the quick replies. I haven't been on here in a while b/c advanced statistics is doing the kung fu in my you know what (doctoral student)....i will definitely try the black shoe polish...should i use gloss or flat? I suppose flat would be the safe route in terms of ensuring the color blends well. Sounds like the excellent low cost remedy.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:06 PM
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Meguiars Spray Detailer has worked pretty good for me.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:19 AM
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Black wax is good for it too - it's a product for the black plastics on cars. Also known as Bumper Black (in the UK!) or Back to Black........

Every autoparts store has some.........
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:41 AM
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That sounds like the best solution.

Thanks!
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do you mean this type of thing
[IMG][/IMG]


if so i just done this


[IMG][/IMG]

and i done front fog surrounds
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:24 AM
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My 650 has it as well.

It only shows when it's wet.
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:32 AM
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OK - found the solution. I used this stuff way back on my 318 when a detailer got a ton of wax on my black bumpers.

http://www.autogeek.net/forblacbumtr.html
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:36 AM
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I got rid of the oxidation I had (see the first pic below) by using Forever Black Bumper Trim. I taped up the edges of the Convertible Boot with Scotch Blue Painters Tape for Delicate Surfaces and applied two coats of Forever Black, allowing drying in between coats. While you can still see the runner seal placement lines on the boot (as I could before - the green only showed up when the boot was wet and/or cold and would take awhile to return to black), you can see that the boot at very least looks just black (second pic).

I'm much happier. I should've done this on my 645 - she had it worse and it always bothered me. BTW, it also looks a good number of shades darker, which I like.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:36 PM
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Forever Black

I tip my hat to you for a very good follow-up to a question I asked months ago. Thank you for being diligent about finding a solution. I'm headed to a Forever Black dealer to purchase some now.

Thanks Top Down.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:58 AM
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I tip my hat to you for a very good follow-up to a question I asked months ago. Thank you for being diligent about finding a solution. I'm headed to a Forever Black dealer to purchase some now.

Thanks Top Down.
Quite welcome! I've also redone my wife's Expedition. It came out looking new! Take lots of time taping up the edges - this stuff will stain! As long as you're careful and detailed in your taping, all will be well. Keep the spread even (it bubbles up here and there) to avoid streaks.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:47 AM
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do you mean this type of thing
[IMG][/IMG]


if so i just done this


[IMG][/IMG]

and i done front fog surrounds
That is exactly what I was referring to. You did a great job on that cover man!
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:43 AM
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That is exactly what I was referring to. You did a great job on that cover man!
cheers mate, 3m di noc... very easy to use .. still not sure about doing the inside though
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Zaino Z-16 Perfect Tire Gloss.
I discovered this stuff when trying to keep the wife's Volvo XC70 vinyl cladding looking good - after tryng literally every solution suggested by previous posters. I'm not sure why Sal calls it a Tire Gloss - he markets it as a "rubber and exterior vinyl finishing treatment" and it is absolutely the best product I've found for exterior vinyl (but I don't use it on my tires). I don't like silicone-based dressings of any kind for any purpose and this stuff contains absolutely no silicone. And it works!

I will admit that I'm an unabashed Zaino fan and that my top spends very little time in the closed position.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:52 AM
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I got rid of the oxidation I had (see the first pic below) by using Forever Black Bumper Trim. I taped up the edges of the Convertible Boot with Scotch Blue Painters Tape for Delicate Surfaces and applied two coats of Forever Black, allowing drying in between coats. While you can still see the runner seal placement lines on the boot (as I could before - the green only showed up when the boot was wet and/or cold and would take awhile to return to black), you can see that the boot at very least looks just black (second pic).

I'm much happier. I should've done this on my 645 - she had it worse and it always bothered me. BTW, it also looks a good number of shades darker, which I like.
thank you so much
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just order forever black bumper trim and black tire gel
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:57 PM
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just order forever black bumper trim and black tire gel
Quite welcome and you won't be disappointed. It's not a completely perfect solution, but your boot will certainly look black. I would suggest some bi-weekly touch up using something like 303 Aerospace Protectant - this will protect the boot and keep it looking new.
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