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    Default Trim Refurb -

    All the trim on my E30 needs attention and it will get it in due course. I decided to have a go at refurbishing the wing mirrors for starters.

    The grey oxidised weathered wing mirror will be familiar to all.
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    After a bit of research on tinternet opted to try a white spirit and boiled linseed oil mix 3:2 ratio.
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    Rubbed the mixture on with a microfibre pad and wipe off the excess. I have no idea if the effect will last but it looks very well at this stage. To help it along, I finished it with Maguiars Ultimate Protectant Dash & Trim restorer.
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    Rub on with a different cloth towel and wipe off excess with a different towel also.

    Before and after pic.

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    Has the finish gone away just yet, interested to see how long it lasts??

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    Quote Originally Posted by tierneyj View Post
    Has the finish gone away just yet, interested to see how long it lasts??
    So far so good. I'm hoping the Maguiars will keep it good for months.

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    Just buy Gtechniq C4...SIMPLES

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    or pass a heat gun over it to retrieve the pigments from underneat to the top.
    job done for a year or 2

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