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Chas9



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Lux Alaska White

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Chas9



Member Since: 28 Jul 2017
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Lux Alaska White

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Chas9



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Lux Alaska White

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SRE



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So much better in Black. Bow down Thumbs Up In Spain - 2018 F Pace - Down and out's Velar
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Paulcp



Member Since: 18 Apr 2013
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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Atacama Sand

As others have suggested, give them a good clean with Autosol but using a tooth brush on the areas around the top edge.

Once you are satisfied with the finish coat them with some AFC50. It is a protector/anti corrosive substance originally used in the aero industry. I did this with mine and maintenance afterwards was just a once a year quick clean up and re-coating since the AFC50 does diminish over time with them being so exposed

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JordLMW



Member Since: 13 Nov 2017
Location: Lincolnshire
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HST Sumatra Black

Sorry guys only just managed to catch up on the thread! Thanks alot for all your suggestions, I'll see if I can get some autosol on them and try give them a polish up, they are just the original aliminum steps that came with the car, if all else fails I will look at having them powder coated I think.

Thanks a bunch for the replies always helps when you have a good forum! Top marks!

Regards,

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GodivaNige



Member Since: 14 May 2016
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England 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Buckingham Blue

After reading this thread, popped into Halfords today and bought cheap acid based wheel cleaner as the ally trims on the sidesteps on my car were looking shabby and stained.
Using one of those washing up sponges that have scotchbrite on one side, I soaked it in the fluid and applied a liberal coat on to the strip, then using the scourer side of the spong, gave the strip a scrub. Washed it all off with a water soaked cloth.

Came up like new and was very easy to do.
Will give them a polish next then apply a sealer.

£5 for Turtle Wax wheel cleaner, contains sulphuric acid so I used latex gloves, didn’t fancy acid burns on my hands Neutral Thumbs Up

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Bustanut



Member Since: 19 Nov 2017
Location: Nottingham
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

+1 for this, acid based wheel cleaner brought them up a treat. Now got a coat of sealant on them so see what they are like next wash.

Post #549200 Mon Feb 19 2018 8:53pm
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Eaters



Member Since: 11 Apr 2016
Location: East Sussex
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Zermatt Silver

What sealer do you use? Robin
2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8
Awaiting rebuild: NGTF
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Post #549234 Tue Feb 20 2018 8:47am
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GodivaNige



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England 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Buckingham Blue

I used Wonder Wheels wheel sealer. Didn’t spray directly on to the strip, I soaked a cloth with the spray and did one single wipe along the aluminium. It takes a long time to go off so best not applying it when it’s about to rain, apply under cover if you can.

The product has rave reviews on lots of websites, Auto Express for example. I use it on my wheels and it is very good, lasts a long time.

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-t...alant-2017

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Bustanut



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Eaters wrote:
What sealer do you use?

I have tried GYEON Q2M Wet Coat this time as I used it on the rest of the car for speed and ease of use. I plan to machine polish the whole car in the next month or so and will use Gyeon Mohs once that’s done.

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