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I remember someone mentioning using mineral oil on the chrome trim on our cars so I have it a try.
It works great ! All the moldings around the doors and windows. They look like new. Not sure how long it will last but even if I have to re apply it from time to time I think it’s worth it.



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That's an old used car dealer trick.

It even works on paint. Run an oily rag over dull and burned-out paint and it will gleam.

...for a while.
 

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That's an old used car dealer trick.

It even works on paint. Run an oily rag over dull and burned-out paint and it will gleam.

...for a while.
I did hahaah. My Lincoln hood lost its clear and was cloudy. I decided to make it shine till I have it painted


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WD40 works great on the spotted trim
 

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I tried this and it lasts until the first time it rains hard which in Vancouver is often! I'm going to just paint it all eventually, go for that all-white "milked" look that AMG did back in the day.
 

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A can of 2k clear spray paint works the same and lasts much longer . You can find 2k clear on eBay
Could brush-on, chip repair clear coat accomplish the same thing? I know it'd be harder to get it to lay on and leave a nice smooth finish (without some careful fine sanding anyway), but then there's no need to mask or worry about overspray. Curious to know the results if anyone's tried it...
 

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You’re not going to get a smooth finish wit a brush , it’s easy to mask off trim and a bit of overspray isn’t really apparent since it’s clear

Try any generic auto parts store can of clear spray paint and spray the Mercedes trim in a car at a junkyard if you want to see how it comes out before doing it to your own car
 

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The horizontal pieces running along underneath the windows (on the doors) are the easiest to remove. They literally just pop off although the mirrors need loosening on the front ones.
 
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