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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:31 PM
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Wood clearcoat scartching easily

I've noticed lots of tiny scratches on the wood around the transmission lever area. They seem to be surface scratches but definitely noticeable. The clear-coat over the wood must be easily scratchable, though I'm not sure how I did this. I'm sure I can get them buffed out at my first detail. Anyone else got these tony scratches in their wood trim?
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:51 PM
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I do!! In my E46. It sucks. I Haven't tried to correct it. I'm afraid of damaging it more
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:20 PM
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Happens all the time with BMW or any wood trim. That's why I prefer the matte silver or Aluminium.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:24 AM
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If you do get them buffed out and want to protect in the future might be worth buying some clear film, kind of like a screen protector on a smartphone. Totally invisible and can be replaced as needed.

http://www.clearmask.com/vehicle_pag...FILMS&year=all

I just ordered the front end protection kit plus a strip of the 4" x 10' bulk.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:34 AM
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If you do get them buffed out and want to protect in the future might be worth buying some clear film, kind of like a screen protector on a smartphone. Totally invisible and can be replaced as needed.

http://www.clearmask.com/vehicle_pag...FILMS&year=all

I just ordered the front end protection kit plus a strip of the 4" x 10' bulk.
Is it really invisible? Do you have any pics of your dash with it installed?

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Old 05-12-2011, 08:03 AM
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I haven't applied any yet and don't plan to on the inside. I'll certainly post pix of it installed on the exterior. From what I have seen it is invisible. It all comes down to where the seams are. I think if you laid a piece down on the center by the shift lever you could tuck the edges into the seams that are already there.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:08 AM
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I haven't applied any yet and don't plan to on the inside. I'll certainly post pix of it installed on the exterior. From what I have seen it is invisible. It all comes down to where the seams are. I think if you laid a piece down on the center by the shift lever you could tuck the edges into the seams that are already there.
I'm going to see how well the detail folks can buff it out I think.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:12 AM
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If your looking for a good plastic polish Novus is what I use on my customers cars


They have three different levels of correction. The one that I use most is their number two and number one for finishing.

http://www.novuspolish.com/
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:17 AM
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If your looking for a good plastic polish Novus is what I use on my customers cars


They have three different levels of correction. The one that I use most is their number two and number one for finishing.

http://www.novuspolish.com/
Hey thanks. If my local detail shop doesn't do a good job, I'll order some of this.
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