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Posted 8/10/2008 8:23 PM
Marsden
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Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Capital City USA
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Metallized Plastic

So Cowboy, do you wax the painted bumpers same as the bodywork??

What's the point of those warnings about Metallized Plastic?

 

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Posted 8/10/2008 10:42 PM
Benzcowboy
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RE: Metallized Plastic

Marsden - 8/10/2008 7:23 PM

So Cowboy, do you wax the painted bumpers same as the bodywork??

What's the point of those warnings about Metallized Plastic?

 




Yes, I take care of the bumpers, the same way I take care of the rest the cars painted surface . Bumpers commonly have clear coated paint. Like the rest the painted bodywork on a car.

I've never heard of any warnings about metallized plastics.

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#128956 - in reply to #128948
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Posted 8/10/2008 10:55 PM
Marsden
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Date registered: Apr 2006
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RE: Metallized Plastic

So I went to the garage and checked.  Three different potions contained the warning, one of which further specified "metallized plastic trim".  NO such warning on my Meguiar's wax

Anyway what you're saying makes sense to me; it's the same paint as on the rest of the car, right?

 

 

 

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Posted 8/10/2008 11:23 PM
Benzcowboy
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RE: Metallized Plastic

Marsden - 8/10/2008 9:55 PM

it's the same paint as on the rest of the car, right?

 

 

 



Yes!


BTW was this warning on the Audi Or the CL. They could be talking about the chrome.


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Posted 8/11/2008 1:23 AM
Marsden
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Date registered: Apr 2006
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RE: Metallized Plastic

HAHA... I don't think the product mfr's know what cars I have. 

Anyway I worked on both cars today.  Was a good day  

I think the CL has metallized plastic trim on the bumpers and the rub strips on the side of the car??

 

 

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Posted 8/11/2008 4:04 AM
Benzcowboy
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RE: Metallized Plastic

Marsden - 8/11/2008 12:23 AM

HAHA... I don't think the product mfr's know what cars I have. 

Anyway I worked on both cars today.  Was a good day  

I think the CL has metallized plastic trim on the bumpers and the rub strips on the side of the car??

 

 



There warning that the trim is metallized plastic. So as,,, not to clean it with an harsh abrasive chrome polish.



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Posted 8/11/2008 7:41 PM
Marsden
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RE: Metallized Plastic

Honest, I can't tell what's metal and what's plastic

 

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Posted 12/4/2008 12:15 PM
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Re: Metallized Plastic

One could try with a magnet, right ? I used the waxes containing the statement "safe to all surfaces" including metalized plastic, not the waxes requiring hard rubbing.

Edited by am_beagle 12/4/2008 12:16 PM
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Posted 12/4/2008 6:04 PM
Marsden
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RE: Metallized Plastic

Magnet could work, except most of my car is aluminum and magnesium!

 

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Posted 12/9/2008 6:59 PM
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Re: Metallized Plastic

DO NOT LIGHT YOUR CAR ON FIRE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rogZBXNqaMo
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Posted 12/9/2008 8:35 PM
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Re: Metallized Plastic

Roch207 - 12/9/2008 5:59 PM

DO NOT LIGHT YOUR CAR ON FIRE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rogZBXNqaMo


LOL



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Posted 12/27/2008 11:37 PM
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Re: Metallized Plastic

Roch207 - 12/9/2008 4:59 AM

DO NOT LIGHT YOUR CAR ON FIRE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rogZBXNqaMo


another great way to incinerate human remains,....
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Posted 1/8/2009 11:39 PM
Marsden
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RE: Metallized Plastic

If only they'd burnt their house down, my pleasure might have been complete

 

 

So.... is it wise that Mercedes made the doors on the CL out of magnesium instead of aluminum?

 

 

 

 

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Posted 1/9/2009 1:07 AM
Benzcowboy
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Marsden - 12/4/2008 5:04 PM

Magnet could work, except most of my car is aluminum and magnesium!

 


The Inner doorframes are Magnesium.
http://books.google.com/books?id=r7kAVqA7maYC&pg=PA163&lpg=PA163&dq...


Were sorted getting off-topic here..



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