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      06-29-2018, 01:11 PM   #1
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spots on aluminum strut brace

I had my dealership do a detail on my 128i. Overall, pretty good job with a couple of issues. First was that they dressed the pedal pads, causing them to harden and become slippery. SA took care of that by replacing the pedal pads (Thanks, Kay!).

Noticed that the front (aluminum) strut brace has all kinds of white spots, probably from overspray with whatever they used to clean up the engine covers. SA suggested Mother's Mag Polish, but that didn't do much of anything. Anyone else seen spotting on the strut bar? What product will clean it up and having it look like new?

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      06-30-2018, 07:22 AM   #2
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If I remember correctly that bar is clear anodized aluminum.

If they used a caustic cleaner the anodizing is likely etched and there is nothing you can do except strip an re-anodize or powder coat.

I'd be pissed.

At minimum they should pull and pay for a NICE powder coat. Or replace it.
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Oh, rats. Guess I'll take the car back to the dealer/detailer for them to deal with. Thanks for the information!
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