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      08-27-2015, 08:33 AM   #1
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The high gloss trim on my car has become stained on the rear doors where the quarter light is

The fronts are ok on both sides but just the rear have this problem

The car has been washed normally and not subjected to any unusual conditions

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I have had the same issue on my car, its only ever washed by hand using Meguiars Hyper-Wash as a snow foam and Meguiars Shampoo Plus for the main wash and then Autoglym Autogloss Rinse Wax. I have in the past seen similar problems on the chrome window trim on the two Volvo XC90's I had before the X3.

I've been able to remove the stains by wiping around the trim with a cloth that I have sprayed a little WD40 on. A good short term solution but I got fed up with the marks last weekend and I used some Meguiars Paint Cleaner on all the trim which brought it back to pristine condition.
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I believe it is dried wax...
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