Well, it happened. I was
at the pump on my way to the Long Beach Poker Rally, and as I carried
the nozzle to the filling area of my tank, and tilted it forward, gasoline
poured out of the nozzle from the last person that filled their gas. At
first I wasn't concerned until I noticed that my plastic arch trims were
now white! Yes, actually white streaks! I was in shock. No amount of wiping
Fortunately I found a
quick solution. At the Long Beach Poker Rally, I decided to buy some MINI
# 83-12-0-142-624 that was 15% off today for $8.29 instead of the normal
$9.75. I wiped it on and I couldn't believe it, the streaks disappeared.
Thinking this was due to just poor lighting--I did this at night-- I checked
it the next day and sure enough, the plastic looks new again. So I proceeded
to apply it over all the plastic trim on the sides, front, and back of
the car, and it made it look new again. Even pieces that were scratched
You can buy this cleaner from your dealer.
Here's a close up of the arch. You really
can't even see the discoloration anymore. The cleaner seems to work well
even on places where polish/wax discolored the trim.