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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 8th, 2011, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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White Bonet Stripes Detailing

Hi Everyone,

Anybody know of a good product which will remove the weird marks from the White bonet stripes and make them look new again? Planning a full spring dodo juice detail and the stripes are going to let me down


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Been a few years since I had my R56 with bonnet stripes, but I remember a gentle polish getting them looking as good as new. Washing along didn't do it, they still looked a little grey. One caveat - I didn't have that particular Mini long, so I don't know whether it would have damaged the finish in the long term or not.

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The first thing you can try is a stronger soap on just the stripes. Remember car soap is pretty weak. Then good vinyl cleaner. Not armor all, an actual vinyl cleaner. If no success try a harsher chemical to spot clean. Obviously, for the harsher chemicals test on a small area first to ensure no discoloring. Also, you can always try to clay them?
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I've got some autosmart tardis on the way to spot treat some baked on brake dust so might try that when it turns up and get a vinyl cleaner. If not will wait till the spring and try clay during the spring detail. Might just take them off and get some viper stripes !

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