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post #1 of 13 Old 09-28-2017 Thread Starter
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faded chrome on back windows

Hello,

does anyone know how to revive the faded chrome on the back window trim on a touareg?

seems all other chrome is fine except the rear windows..the chrome trim is faded and dull

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Tough to do. Taping it off and spray painting it might be your best choice. Depends on if you want it to look perfect or just better.
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I recently purchased a 08' Treg and all the chrome window trim was badly oxidized I tried using Turtle Wax-med polishing compound, by hand, with very little success. Frustrated, I busted out my Dremel Rotary tool with the 1" felt polishing wheel and WOW, good results. I masked off (3m green masking automotive tape) one window at a time and worked one 12 inch section of trim at a time. Simply used a Q-tip to spread the compound on a 12" length of the trim and worked it over with the Dremel/polish wheel at about 3.5k to 4k rpm. It's a bit messy so be prepared to clean up the money shot but I'm satisfied with the results. Don't forget to use a micro fiber towel (or other buffing towel) for the final clean up. (Wish I would've took pics but believe me it was oxidized bad.)

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thanks much appreciated!

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Mine is also fading at the back window. I was planning on spraying it black. If you fix yours, please let me know and help me to fix mine also. Its Very Ug-Lee
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Mine is also fading at the back window. I was planning on spraying it black. If you fix yours, please let me know and help me to fix mine also. Its Very Ug-Lee
Chrome polish from mothers worked for me, took some elbow grease but its back to normal now

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Chrome trim

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Chrome polish from mothers worked for me, took some elbow grease but its back to normal now
So I have to get 2 items?: chrome polish from mothers and elbow grease.
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no just the chrome polish from mothers and what I meant be elbow grease is a lot of rubbing it in, should get good results.

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The easy way is to wipe WD40 on the trim. Makes it look like new!

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The easy way is to wipe WD40 on the trim. Makes it look like new!
I tried that and it did not work. I think the oxidation on my chrome trim is severe to the point that WD40 cannot help. I'm wanting to try the
chrome polish from mothers
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