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Old 09-17-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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Recs for refreshing exterior trim?

I've heard good things about gtechniq c4, can anyone vouch for that? Any other recommended products?

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Old 09-19-2013, 04:47 PM   #2
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I've never used it on any BMW trim, but I've used it on other cars trim and it's the real deal.

A little goes a LONG way. Use makeup applicators to apply it.

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Old 10-01-2013, 12:36 AM   #3
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I've been using 3M Essentials Leather Conditions Restores. I picked it up from Advance Auto for $4. The 3M Essentials I was gonna do a review here but I can't get a good before photo. This product does very well on the trim around the side mirrors and the piece along the back bumper. The window cowl takes some extra attention. I'm guessing because the water sits on the cowl washing away the product. It's not bad but I usually apply two coats. The side mirrors I do maybe every two washes. In between washing, the water beads up. I simply take a dry clean micro fiber towel and wipe until the water spots are gone.

My wheels look nice too. July I used a wheel wax once. Since then I've just been applying the 3m Essentials to them after I hose them down.

I've been using their Leather/Vinyl Restorer on my interior which seems to have a leather like protector. Both products have a nice clean smell.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:19 PM   #4
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Heard C4 is good, but prep is extremely important. Apc wipe down then alcohol, etc.
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