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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 10-13-2012, 07:14 AM
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Tip - quick/easy shine on headlight lenses

FYI - assuming they're clean and in decent shape to begin with, I use Pledge furniture polish for an 'extra shine'...learned this trick from years of working on boats and keeping the Eisenglass looking new. Seems to work equally as well here.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:31 AM
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And will leave a lemony fresh scent. I can honestly say I never would have thought about using pledge anywhere on my car. I guess it's a spray oil so it would shine up plastic.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:45 AM
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We used lemon pledge to wipe down the interior of new cars - shiny & left a nice scent.
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:47 PM
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We used lemon pledge to wipe down the interior of new cars - shiny & left a nice scent.
Why cover up that new car smell?
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:33 PM
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Why cover up that new car smell?
Yeah good question - I just worked there & did what the boss said. We were wiping-down the interiors after doing dealer installed options.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:33 AM
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Typing /polish F3 nets these similar threads which may be interesting to read:
- Headlight plastic polishing & refinishing DIYs (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
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