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I recently bought a 2018 Evoque (pre-owned). Since the first time I saw it, I noticed that there were some stains on the outside trims and grills. I thought it would be removable with proper cleaning but I was wrong. After testing several cleaning products I realize that it is really deep in the plastic and it doesn't come out, not a single bit. I post a photo where you can see what I am talking about and to know if someone has already faced this problem.

I can always wrap or paint it gloss black, but atm I would like to keep it grey.
 

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plastics unfortunately in newish cars arnt very good customer of mine has a new Q3 and the gloss panels in between the doors are all discoloured, hes taken it back a few times but theres nothing they can do polishing wont work so i sugested he gets the panels wrapped which is what hes going to do
 

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The black plastic trims on the rear quarters on mine are covered in what looks like water stains but will not clean off it really spoils the back end.
 

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all are the same bmw audi almost looks like a petrol stain on some cars ,wet it it goes away when it dries it comes back
 

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I gTechniq ceramic coated all of my trims and they still look good as new 8 years on. Highly recommend it.


If the marks disappear when wet, it's worth trying some ceramic coat as it will often reduce these dramatically. such as
https://gtechniq.com/products/auto/perfect/exterior/paint/c4-permanent-trim-restorer


not cheap mind, but only need a small bottle which can do all your black trim arches etc too, and worth using some polish by hand first if it's painted or a cleaner for plastic unpainted trims.
 

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all are the same bmw audi almost looks like a petrol stain on some cars ,wet it it goes away when it dries it comes back
IF we ever get a dry day I will pop out and check😂
 

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Update on this issue:

After trying and consulting all the alternatives, The only solutions found was to re-paint. I got an offer o 1000 chf (=dolar). Of course I did't take it and decided to embrace the project by myself.

Since I wasn't sure about the color I wanted to get, I got a can of plastic dip gun metal matte paint.
Like this I can decide what goes better and latter, when this paint goes out, do a definitive paint job.

Final result was much better than I was expecting and the paint is holding on quite good!

For now it will be like this, I leave you with some photos.

Cheers
 

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Update on this issue:

After trying and consulting all the alternatives, The only solutions found was to re-paint. I got an offer o 1000 chf (=dolar). Of course I did't take it and decided to embrace the project by myself.

Since I wasn't sure about the color I wanted to get, I got a can of plastic dip gun metal matte paint.
Like this I can decide what goes better and latter, when this paint goes out, do a definitive paint job.

Final result was much better than I was expecting and the paint is holding on quite good!

For now it will be like this, I leave you with some photos.

Cheers
You've done a good job there PB, looking nice
 

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Hi PB, you should get a job with JLR, their trim quality would increase massively. (y) ;)
 

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haha thanks! Like in all brands, they cut production costs wherever they can. I am sure this poor plastic coating saves them a few pounds per car, among other cuts almost undetected by clients, it makes some difference!

Honestly, I like this color more than the original one =)
 
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