Help with scratches on new car!

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Joeistheking
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Help with scratches on new car!

Post by Joeistheking » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:54 pm

Hi all,

I bought a new Polo last weekend and was really excited to fit a TSI grill badge to it. I couldn't figure out a way of attaching the badge with the bracket it came with so decided to (probably a stupid idea) super glue it in place, I then (again stupidly) panicked and rubbed the excess glue away with a rag, I tried to get the rest of the dry glue off with a razor blade and acetone which was somewhat successful, but it has left scratches on the plastic part of the grill along with possibly some dry super glue remaining. My question is what is the best way to repair these scratches? (or remove the remainder of the glue) I have seen advice online saying to try and polish the scratches out although I am worried as it is so close to the chrome plated strip below, will the polish damage the chrome or will it be okay?

Please see attched photo, the scratches are either side of the TSI badge where the plastic meets the chrome. Thanks in advance!
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Joeistheking
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Re: Help with scratches on new car!

Post by Joeistheking » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:25 pm

bump*
I know they’re very minor but I just wondered if anyone knows a good way to remove light plastic scratches without affecting the chrome? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Andy Beats
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Re: Help with scratches on new car!

Post by Andy Beats » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:22 pm

Have you tried a metal polish, like Solvol or Meguiars metal polish?
The trouble with chrome plated plastic is that the chrome plating is very thin.
The scratches might be too deep, or over zealous polishing might damage the plating.
is a whole new strip expensive??

MarkTS74
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Re: Help with scratches on new car!

Post by MarkTS74 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:55 pm

Those plastic chrome strips probably only available by buying whole grill.
As it's been said it's plastic with very very thin chrome plating that's incredibly easy to scratch sadly.

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Re: Help with scratches on new car!

Post by kasapovic75 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:54 pm

Buy it at Stylehunter in Holland. Perfect fit


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Re: Help with scratches on new car!

Post by kasapovic75 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:55 pm

kasapovic75 wrote:Buy it at Stylehunter in Holland. Perfect fit


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