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Post Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:25 pm
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I have found that the autoglym tyre shine works wonders on the roof bars. I used a bit on a sponge and it's brought them up light new :)


Post Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:44 am
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Oh u've got the black ones I hope ;)
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Post Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:06 am
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I used Angelwax Elixir on my matt black roof arches recently and it does work well, surprisingly :)


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Post Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:22 am
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Nope I have the silver ones. It works wonders on them. Its just a silicone based product and have used for the last year. Makes them shine :)

Post Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:20 am
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Does that not leave them greasy though? :?
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Post Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:30 am
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I just wipe the excess off afterward and they then look great.

Post Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:52 am
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Mmm I'd be a bit reticent to use it on the chrome roof arches. I'm not sure where you would stand should they stain. Tyre shine products are only for use on rubber or plastic trim,


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Post Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:15 am
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Been using if for a year and looks as good as new. I would say its safer than using polish.

Post Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:30 am
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Been using if for a year and looks as good as new. I would say its safer than using polish.

What made you try tyre treatment on your arches in the first place? It's not something that would have crossed my mind. I'd be too concerned about it slinging all over my windows and paintwork.
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Post Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:01 am
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Just sprayed a bit on a sponge and then wiped over the roof bars. Doesn't get on the paint or windows then.

Post Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:27 pm
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Hope ur not using dodo juice prime or P1 on ur tyres to make em shine ;)
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Post Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:17 pm
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Nope. Use it on the tyres too. Makes the car look amazing

Post Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:06 pm
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My aluminium/chrome? roof bars were fading and had watermarks and discoloration on them (Early 2011 156 sport).

Autoglym's Bumper and Rubber Gel brought them up like new with just a wipe and a polish. :dance: :dance:

Post Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:43 am
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after reading this ive just tried my meguires endurance tyre gel on my silver arches and the results are i have to say amazing :thumbup:
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Post Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:23 pm
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It really does work guys. My roof bars had rain marks on them. They now gleam. It is safe to use as the tyres sprays are also designed to make the wheels shine.

Post Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:07 pm
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I'm still not sure about this - especially someone mentioned Megs endurance tire shine - this makes tyres go brown over time and when you consider it's made specifically for tyres, what would it do for the roof arches ????


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Post Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:10 pm
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Look good on bistre then :)
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Post Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:48 pm
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Its only a silcone based product, it cannot damage it.

Post Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:31 pm
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So why does it discolour tyres then?


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Post Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:23 pm
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Either way I have been using it for the last year and brings it up well. Up to you guys whether you give it a try.

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