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Hi everyone,<p>I have a 2005 V50 2.4i in flint grey with black side mouldings that run the length of the car. I find that when I wash the car, no matter how much I scrub them with soap and water, the mouldings consistently dry with a "dirty" look. I cannot seem to get them to look clean - they always have light brown markings on them thereby giving a dirtyish look to my otherwise sparkling car. Do any of you have advice on how to clean these?<p>Thanks
 

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We have a deatiling forum on SS... fyi<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zeroforum?id=23" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zeroforum?id=23</A><p>There are a few products that I have heard of....<p>Forever black, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, and Griot's Bumper & Trim reconditioner.<p>Hope this helps
 

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I have the same moulding...but I've never noticed that problem with mine. Does it get dirtier than before you wash?
 

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Same dirt - before and after washing. It is more noticeable after washing because the rest of the car is clean! <p>I found the following thread in the XC90 forum and it may be helpful. I am thinking of trying the peanut oil solution - <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=13125" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=13125</A>
 

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If someone waxed it, that would explain it. Peanut oil basically dissolves wax, which will help if it was a conventional type. Dawn dish soap (and a stiff brush) does basically the same thing, and works on a wider variety of stuff. If neither of those does the trick, I'd suggest a "Back to Black" plastic dye product but frankly it's way to young to need that.<p>Tom.
 

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DO NOT use a stiff brush on any part of your paint!!!! a coarse cut polish would work, then sealant. would get rid of any build up
 

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unless your mouldins are vinyl tehe, sorry read closer Dills <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Right! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> Actually textured vinyl - the brush is important. But you're right it has to be used carefully.<p>Tom.
 
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