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    Cleaning or polishing the exterior of a Silvia.

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    Apologies if this subject has already been covered, I tried a thread search but couldnt find anything.

    Whats the best way to clean the exterior of a Silvia?
    Ive tried a wet rag, but there are marks from manufacturing that I think require a metal polish. Has anyone tried Brasso or any other metal polish?

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    Re: Cleaning or polishing the exterior of a Silvia.

    A clean but barely moist "microfibre" cloth is all thats needed
    You can also use a quick spray of window cleaner if required

    A cotton cloth will normally leave streaks

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    Re: Cleaning or polishing the exterior of a Silvia.

    I use a microfibre cloth I bought from coles. I got 2 actually - blue for the steam wand and green for the machine, never leave a streak and I just chuck them in the wash each week. :)

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    Re: Cleaning or polishing the exterior of a Silvia.

    I gave it a go with a moist mf and then some window cleaner and a mf but wasnt satisfied with the results.
    In then end I tried some Autosol metal polish and it worked a treat. The manufacturing marks are gone and the unit is now spotless.

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    Re: Cleaning or polishing the exterior of a Silvia.

    If I knew you wanted to remove sticky bits from protective coatings I would have recommended Eucalyptus Oil followed with a car polish

    But I am happy that you were successful in polishing you new "Bling Sylvia" ;D

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    Re: Cleaning or polishing the exterior of a Silvia.

    No they werent sticky bits from the coating, they were strange marks around the top of the machine, some relics from manufacturing or handling. They werent too bad, but as a car detailing enthusiast I just kept looking at these marks and getting more upset by them. :)

    Im much happier with the machine now. Hmmm, now what wax to put on it... ;D

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    Re: Cleaning or polishing the exterior of a Silvia.

    Quote Originally Posted by 551211525949210 link=1242790700/5#5 date=1242865683
    but as a car detailing enthusiast I just kept looking at these marks and getting more upset by them.
    I used a paint protection product on mine
    If you can get a hold of a small amount it is the best for long term protection and permanent shine

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    Re: Cleaning or polishing the exterior of a Silvia.

    Does it protect the Silvia from bird poo? ;D

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    Re: Cleaning or polishing the exterior of a Silvia.

    Quote Originally Posted by 672023606B7B130 link=1242790700/7#7 date=1242868591
    Does it protect the Silvia from bird poo? *;D
    Only if you have budgies flying inside your house [smiley=vrolijk_26.gif]

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