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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
Cleaning Side Steps

Hi guys, basically I'm after any ideas on how to takle the side steps, the metal trim piece to be exact, they are lookina little tired. So in after any tips or tricks in order to clean them up? Ideally don't want to wrap or paint then if possible.





Kind regards!

Post #548258 Sun Feb 11 2018 3:27pm
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Cymruambyth



Member Since: 27 Feb 2017
Location: North Wales
Posts: 1091

Wales 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HST Zermatt Silver

Mine are the same...looks like the actual finish is damaged so I`d be surprised if anything can be done Crying or Very sad Steve.


2006 Zermatt Silver, Range Rover Sport HST 4.2 Supercharged on 22" Stormer Alloys.

Post #548259 Sun Feb 11 2018 3:38pm
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geoffsnook



Member Since: 19 Nov 2016
Location: cardiff
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Wales 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HSE Java Black

Remove the strip and take them to a chromers to see what they can refinish them in or try a bit of metal polish on them Thumbs Up

Post #548265 Sun Feb 11 2018 3:59pm
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JordLMW



Member Since: 13 Nov 2017
Location: Lincolnshire
Posts: 17

United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HST Sumatra Black

Cheers for the replys guys, it's frustrating once I've washed the car it looks spot on but then your drawn to the steps and they stick out like a bloody sore thumb! I'll try with some metal polish prehaps on a da to save my elbows!

Kind regards!

Post #548272 Sun Feb 11 2018 4:56pm
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gogsy1956



Member Since: 15 Jun 2013
Location: Tyne and Wear
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Bali Blue

Try some abrasive metal Polish,,, I have some meguiars,,,, but use a dishwasher sponge to rub it in initially ( the rough side). I found this helped make a big difference. 2010 RRS, TDV8
bali Blue / colour coded
side steps / flappy paddles
black perforated leather
22" overfinch
heated everything, TV,fridge ...... now with gold calipers and mud flaps !( black mud flaps that is) !!
Many years ago,,,,, 1955 series 1 landie , sometimes wish I had kept it

Post #548295 Sun Feb 11 2018 8:19pm
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swatkins



Member Since: 01 Apr 2017
Location: Essex
Posts: 32

United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Siberian Silver

Just replaced mine complete kit £98 from ebay delivered just charged the running boards 15 min job to replace. Have the brackets and plastic trim going free if anyone wants it?

Post #548306 Sun Feb 11 2018 9:12pm
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Danv8



Member Since: 20 Apr 2015
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 361

United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Lux Alaska White
Re: Cleaning Side Steps

JordLMW wrote:
Hi guys, basically I'm after any ideas on how to takle the side steps, the metal trim piece to be exact, they are lookina little tired. So in after any tips or tricks in order to clean them up? Ideally don't want to wrap or paint then if possible.





Kind regards!


If it’s a painted finish then a machine polish with a mini rotary will bring them up, then apply a sealant of sorts to help protect them from the eliments, if they’re bare metal then ide suggest using something like autosol and a very fine grade wire wool, then a polish to bring them back to a gloss finish, and then again some wax or sealant is required to help prevent reoccurring staining. What I wouldn’t do is use metal polish or any kind of abrasive on painted surface as it will be a very short road to ruin. Just as a reference, when I replaced mine I had to have them trims repainted gloss red, a body shop quoted me £180 (that’s clean up prepare and paint and refit). To have them vinyl wrapped I was quoted £50 per side but I had to remove and refit. In the end I went for the most durable finish of powder coating, i removed them, had them shot blasted to clean and powder coated gloss red at £156. and I refitted them.

Here’s mine
http://www.rrsport.co.uk/forum/topic49086.html

Post #548312 Sun Feb 11 2018 10:05pm
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Lindab



Member Since: 20 Nov 2017
Location: Dundee
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United Kingdom 

Autosol will make a big difference for little money

Post #548326 Sun Feb 11 2018 11:20pm
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scarey



Member Since: 07 Jan 2011
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try wrapping them...

Post #548344 Mon Feb 12 2018 9:22am
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Red Arrow



Member Since: 06 Jun 2017
Location: Scotland
Posts: 105

United Kingdom 

Brillo pad followed up with Autosol Thumbs Up

Post #548368 Mon Feb 12 2018 2:24pm
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shepp



Member Since: 15 Nov 2010
Location: Bingley
Posts: 379

United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

Acidic wheel cleaner. wonder wheels brings them up like new. Just leave on for two minutes then wipe off, then seal.
The trim is just unfinished ally. MY12 RRS HSE
Gone 4.2 supercharged RRS
Gone 90
Gone s2000

Post #548371 Mon Feb 12 2018 2:32pm
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Bustanut



Member Since: 19 Nov 2017
Location: Nottingham
Posts: 38

United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

I had the same with mine. Bought them from eBay and was dissapointed on first wash when greeted with this. Emailed the seller with pics and got a full refund. My dilemma now is do I replace the whole set with some of better quality or can I remove the aluminium side strips and paint them. I would like to try removing the side strips first. Can anyone tell me how they are held to the steps or have any photos of the fasteners. I have a habit of breaking clips on jobs like this if I don’t know how they are held on.

Post #548414 Mon Feb 12 2018 8:38pm
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shepp



Member Since: 15 Nov 2010
Location: Bingley
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

They are pop riveted on. They can easily be removed by drilling the rivets. The aluminium edges come up like new with acid cleaner and possibly a scotchbrite pad in one direction, to enhance the brushed metal effect. MY12 RRS HSE
Gone 4.2 supercharged RRS
Gone 90
Gone s2000

Post #548416 Mon Feb 12 2018 8:42pm
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Chas9



Member Since: 28 Jul 2017
Location: East kilbride scotland
Posts: 22

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

Just another suggestion. I had same prob on 2012 rrs. I wrapped dull chrome trim with 3m carbon fibre wrap.

Post #548442 Tue Feb 13 2018 4:45am
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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

3m carbon fibre wrapped chrome trim

Post #548443 Tue Feb 13 2018 4:46am
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