A Koenigsegg key comes back to life – Click above to watch video after the jump

Have you ever thought about getting your key cleaned? No? Neither have we. But if you were the owner of a Koenigsegg, perhaps you would. The auto-obsessed minds at eGarage.com took the key of their Koenigsegg CCX in for a bit of a polish. The body of the key is made from sterling silver, meaning the finish will tarnish over time.

A trip to Cavallino jewelers and a few minutes under a polishing wheel help bring the key back to life. The eGarage team brought along their cameras so you could see the key both before and after its major rubdown. Click past the jump to watch the Koenigsegg key regain its shine. Also, while you're down there, you can watch a preview of the videos that eGarage will be pushing out in the very near future.




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      torqued
      • 3 Years Ago
      I miss real keys. This is the dumbest thing I've seen all day.
        goober1424
        • 3 Years Ago
        @torqued
        I also miss real keys. I love my 1992 F-150 for no other reason than it is a small reliable little piece of unintrusive metal.
        Kyle Potter
        • 3 Years Ago
        @torqued
        http://bmw-sport.net/linkedimages/key1.jpg my most favorite key I've ever used
        Fly, monkeys! Fly!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @torqued
        I like the Aston keys.
          Larry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Fly, monkeys! Fly!
          doesent Aston just use rebadged Volvo keys?
          goober1424
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Fly, monkeys! Fly!
          @Larry They used to, now they have this ridiculous "Emotion Control Unit" that looks like a tarted up double-wide USB drive.
      Alex
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good to see a koenigsegg key look like that, must have been used a lot
      EquinsuOcha
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ugh. Anything that perpetuates Kid Cudi, is an affront to civilization. As awesome as the CCX is, that "song" made my ears vomit. Couldn't they have just played the engine noises over the top?
      ablogreadr
      • 3 Years Ago
      that key's worth more than my car ! wouldn't a few minutes with a rag and a bottle of silvo get the same results ? better in fact as silvo doesn' remove any silver.
      Indefinite Implosion
      • 3 Years Ago
      You continue to have such thorough and well researching writers Autoblog! Article: "a few minutes under a polishing wheel" Video: "Time lapse 1.5 hours"
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      The problem with buffing it on a wheel like that means taking off some of the metal, so you wouldn't want to do it very often.
      ferrariben
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is it just me or does it look like at 1:26, that the back of the key is now broken, there appears to be a large crack where there wasn't one before, maybe its my eyes but it looks like a crack, sucks if it is
        Agilis
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ferrariben
        The silver on the before image was too tarnished preventing the surface from being able to show reflections. The after image, where what looks to be a crack, seems to be a seam from some sort of counter top or the screw driver used to remove the screws. At 1:19, you can clearly see that there is no crack or anything that resembles a crack being reflected by the surface.
      JR
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why use silver on something that gets hand acid on it every day? Titanium or SS would be a much better option.
        Hazdaz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JR
        Because "my car's keys are made of silver" sounds better than they are made of humdrum material like stainless steel. There is also no need to make the key so monstrously huge... I mean that would take up your whole pocket!
          JR
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Hazdaz
          Just tell the people that buy these things its "unobtanium"...theyll sell even more.Ha Ha.
      Clay
      • 3 Years Ago
      While it looks nice, that must be one of most impractical keys ever...
      Brandon Bosch
      • 3 Years Ago
      So it's push button start?
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