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Old 09-25-2019, 11:13 AM
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Water?? Spots

So my 2013 E70 35xi LCI has these spots on the chrome trim...
How do you remove something like this and what's the the best preventative maintenance solution?
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Chemical Guys makes a heavy duty water spot remover - I've never tried it. Ascetic acid / vinegar works. Chrome polish.

As for prevention, I'd go some sort of sealant - most anything'll work. Jescar Powerlock, two layers should give long term protection. Ditto one of the SiO2 sealants. Spritz these onto the wheel then blast it with a heavy water stream. The SiO2 category of products are extremely easy to use. Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Wax is an example of the SiO2 family of products and you can use it on wheels, paint, glass, trim, cars, refrigerators, skis, your little sister, anything.
FK1000p would be a winner too.
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Chemical Guys makes a heavy duty water spot remover - I've never tried it. Ascetic acid / vinegar works. Chrome polish.

As for prevention, I'd go some sort of sealant - most anything'll work. Jescar Powerlock, two layers should give long term protection. Ditto one of the SiO2 sealants. Spritz these onto the wheel then blast it with a heavy water stream. The SiO2 category of products are extremely easy to use. Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Wax is an example of the SiO2 family of products and you can use it on wheels, paint, glass, trim, cars, refrigerators, skis, your little sister, anything.
FK1000p would be a winner too.
Thanks man! Much appreciated!

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Glad to help 320kplus.
It's nice to be able to help a fellow car buff,
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So my 2013 E70 35xi LCI has these spots on the chrome trim...
How do you remove something like this and what's the the best preventative maintenance solution?
TIA!

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**UPDATE**
Just tried chemical guys heavy duty spot remover and I'm back to square one. For the most part I'm dissatisfied and disappointed. Not much of a change. I hate wasting time and money. I'm going to reach out to them directly and see if they have a better solution. URGH

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Images don't look like water spots to me. I am sure that they will have a better product for you to buy and try, but without any guarantees!

Images look to me like corrosion under a clear surface.
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Images don't look like water spots to me. I am sure that they will have a better product for you to buy and try, but without any guarantees!

Images look to me like corrosion under a clear surface.
How the hell does that happen?
[A little history: I got this vehicle out of South Florida… it looks like up close that is, somebody washed the vehicle and left soapy water on the trim for the Sun to bake into the Chrome for hours and hours...] Any experience with something like this? I've never seen anything like this...


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I read somewhere that something like this was effective.

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