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Advice please for matt black arches

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Post Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:17 pm
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Hi, new to the forum so forgive me if this has been asked before. I have an RCZ Magnetic in Nera Black with the black pack. I've had it for a few years now, but am ashamed to say over the last winter I have been somewhat lax with cleaning duties (I blame the weather and my husband!) As a result my matt roof arches are looking a mess! They appear mottled and seem to have water marks on them all the time, I'm guessing a lot of it is due to careless rinsing on the odd occasion I have managed to wash it inbetween rain showers (I use Meguiers Gold). So, question 1) - how do I give them a really good clean, 2) - what's the best product to restore them back to black and should I seal them with something? Cheers. :helpme:


Post Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:40 pm
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There is a polish on the market called Autosmart Topaz. It is great for bringing back your black arches to their best. It's also good for plastic or paintwork, and doesn't leave a white powder residue on wiping off.

It's what I use on mine.....
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Post Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:21 am
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I use the Topaz on my Black Magnetic and it works a treat.

Never had a watermark on the arches yet.

Post Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:04 pm
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Seems I recommended a great product for the black arches
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Post Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:28 pm
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Thanks for the replies (looks fab DKZ!!) Quick question does this Topaz stuff cover up the marks that are currently on there? Or do I need to use some stuff to get rid of them first then use it? Cheers.

Post Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:03 pm
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It should be all you need. :thumbup:
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Post Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:47 am
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DKZ5745 wrote:
It should be all you need. :thumbup:


Definitely. It will remove any marks and have them looking like new.

Smells nice too.

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Post Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:10 am
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DKZ5745 you might have to prove that at one of the meets or when I'm passing by.....
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Post Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:45 am
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Post Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:19 am
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Cheers everyone, just ordered a bottle! :thumbup:

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:13 am
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I have the same problem with my black arches, they are badly discoloured (corroded), so I'm curious as to whether the Autosmart Topaz covered up the existing marks?

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:59 pm
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The black arches are actually a plastic composit, so they shouldn’t be corroded. They can get watermarks if neglected, as I haven’t let mine get to that stage, I can’t really say if it will restore them, but having returned from a 3 weeks holiday to find watermarks, the most I have had to do, was to use a soft brush (a soft nailbrush is ideal) to work the polish into the plastic grain, then buff up, repeating as necessary until looking like new again.
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