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chris mc



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Cleaning Side Steps

What do you all use for cleaning the aluminium trim on the side steps, mine look terrible at the minute

Post #406067 Fri Dec 13 2013 6:16pm
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Beancounter_74



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Try something like brasso if you have that to hand or for a decent dedicated product, get yourself the Britemax metal Twins (one polishes, one seals). Autosol will also do the job Thumbs Up BMW F31 335D MSport+ xDrive Touring - Mineral Grey w/ Coral interior
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Post #406070 Fri Dec 13 2013 6:35pm
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chris mc



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Scotland 2011 Range Rover Sport TDV8 Autobiography Stornoway Grey

Cheers for that I'll give it a bash tomorrow Thumbs Up

Post #406072 Fri Dec 13 2013 6:39pm
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big pimp



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Santorini Black

If they look dull because of harsh chemicals tainting the aluminium, use autosol and some 00 wire wool, both available in halfords MY10 HSE 3.0 TDV6 : Santorini Black : Ebony Interior w/Anigre wood : Privacy Glass (total) : Sunroof : Sidesteps : Hybrid TV : Detachable Tow Kit : Spare Wheel Cover : 22" Dished Supersports

Post #406074 Fri Dec 13 2013 7:25pm
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Saeedasghar



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2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

I've also used autosol paste with a small sponge though as I didn't want to risk scratching the aluminium. Works amazingly well highly recommended, also I find it stays cleaner for longer if I use car wax after I wash it just adds a layer of protection really.

Post #406087 Fri Dec 13 2013 9:12pm
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chris mc



Member Since: 03 Sep 2010
Location: Dundee
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Scotland 2011 Range Rover Sport TDV8 Autobiography Stornoway Grey

Looks like its autosol tomorrow then from halfrauds

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Marsie



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HST Stornoway Grey

Cleaned mine up a few weeks ago with solvol and a scotchbrite pad. Looked good until they started salting the roads, now they look sh*te again Rolling Eyes . Thinking of getting the alloy bit cleaned up and powdercoated to prolong them a bit Confused
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chris mc



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Scotland 2011 Range Rover Sport TDV8 Autobiography Stornoway Grey

Think that's my problem, just done a 500mile round trip. Whole car looked terrible afterwards

Post #406102 Fri Dec 13 2013 10:25pm
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Beancounter_74



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You could also try coating them once polished with either Finish Kare 1000P or Collinite 845, both very durable wax/sealants.
Should keep them from deteriorating so quick Thumbs Up BMW F31 335D MSport+ xDrive Touring - Mineral Grey w/ Coral interior
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GONE: BMW F10 520D MSport - Carbon Black
GONE:MY12 RRS SDV6 HSE Sumatra/Ivory/Grand Black Privacy glass

Post #406114 Fri Dec 13 2013 11:30pm
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MarkOne



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Scotchbrite pad and some cheap car shampoo brings them up like new.

Post #406178 Sat Dec 14 2013 7:16pm
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chris mc



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Scotland 2011 Range Rover Sport TDV8 Autobiography Stornoway Grey

Got some Autosol today just as I got home heavens opened Rolling with laughter

Post #406179 Sat Dec 14 2013 7:20pm
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MarkOne



Member Since: 22 Dec 2012
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I cleaned an old set of steps that where badly tarnished with the dremel and some metal polish. That is a bit ott but if there really bad that works.

A descent set can be kept clean easily by using the scotchbrite.

Post #406180 Sat Dec 14 2013 7:26pm
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t72bogie



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HST Java Black

Just did mine at the weekend, they were starting to look really corroded and letting the car down after a clean

I just used what I had to hand that I use on my motorbike. So a good rub down with autosol brought them up like new again. Then I coated the whole step in ACF50 that I put on my bike through winter

http://www.corrosionblock.co.uk/

Im hoping now the steps wont need another polish up for at least another year..... cheers
bogie

2008 RRS 4.2 Supercharged HST

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Paulcp



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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Atacama Sand

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Coated the aluminium bit on mine with ACF50 in Oct 2013. They are now just beginning to look as though they need another polish and coating. To be fair it wasn't used between Jan and March 2014 but still impressive performance. Before I used it I was polishing them every 2-3 weeks

Post #453934 Thu Feb 26 2015 4:17pm
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mnk



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I use metal polish and then coat with Armor All Shield Liquid Car Wax.

Post #454499 Tue Mar 03 2015 12:19pm
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