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Old 01-14-2019, 10:17 PM   #1
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Cleaning fake diamond plate TT fronts

What are some good ways to clean the fake silver diamond plate on the lower front of a TT? I used Camco wash & wax, but still looks the same. I know this is plastic with a silver coating, and I donít want to damage it. Anyone with good luck cleaning this? Thanks for all replies
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:41 PM   #2
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Nobody successfully cleaning this stuff?
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Try a non-etching aluminum wheel cleaner. Get it a wal mart or auto parts store.
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Try a non-etching aluminum wheel cleaner. Get it a wal mart or auto parts store.
Aluminum wheel cleaner on plastic?
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:03 AM   #5
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You sure it is plastic? My last TT was a Keystone Springdale, diamond plate was aluminum.
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If it is chrome over plastic, a chrome cleaner would be more in order. The non etching aluminum cleaner may still work. Non etching is key, as it is for clear coated aluminum wheels.
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What are some good ways to clean the fake silver diamond plate on the lower front of a TT? I used Camco wash & wax, but still looks the same. I know this is plastic with a silver coating, and I donít want to damage it. Anyone with good luck cleaning this? Thanks for all replies

That plate is known as a rock guard and is made with aluminum diamond plate that has been lightly polished. If it has a grayish appearance the surface has been subjected to road grime and salt. You will need to polish it with a polishing compound. Though you can find some aluminum diamond plate that has a clear coat it is more polished and costly.
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Get Mothers Aluminum Polish and their Power Ball polishing ball.

First clean the plate with original Windex and then use the Mothers. It's a little work, but it's worth it.
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Thanks for all the replies.

Just to reiterate, The material i am discussing is NOT metal. It is plastic. However, it is designed to look like the old metal they used to use. These are now FAKE diamond plates made of light weight plastic. Some are black, some are silver metallic like the originals.

I am trying to clean the silver without damaging or removing the silver coating on the plastic.
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Got tired of trying to clean mine (flat black), so I roughed it with heavy steel wool and painted gloss black. The black looks better on my TT anyway.
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