[A4] A4 Chrome trim issue

Brizax at aol.com Brizax at aol.com
Mon Jun 4 12:49:51 EDT 2007

good luck get'n any help from the car wash owner, they are all pretty much  
use at your own risk, stay away from the brush ones, i had one rip the clear 
off  both the doors on my turbo rx7 :o( i was not happy at all. 
you can probly polish/buff  the trim out with some brasso or  something? im 
not real familiar with the newer b6 trim, i know my b5 S4 has a  gunmetal 
looking trim which i like better anyway, dont know if that's cause of  time or if 
that's how it was oem or not....

Hi  all,
I own a 2006 A4 2.0T Quattro - a car I'm generally VERY happy  with, and I 
had my first issue come up that is strictly cosmetic, but  troublesome. When I 
wash my car, I always go to a brushless car wash if I use  an automated car 
wash. After taking my car to one of those automated car wash  units that I've 
used for years, I noticed that the chrome trim had become very  
foggy/milky/discolored. When I stopped at my dealer to ask if anyone else had  reported this, 
the service manager told me he had heard of this happening with  an A6 owner. 
Before I jump the gun and contact the car wash owner (and I'm not  very hopeful 
they'll do anything,) I wondered if anyone else has seen this  same 
phenomenon? The question is, are we talking about poor chrome trim, in  which case it's 
an Audi issue, or a car wash detergent issue, in which case  it's a car wash 
issue. I know ideally, a nice car should be hand washed, but  when it's 
mid-winter, I sure as heck don't want to be hand washing my  car!


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