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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 01-24-2013, 02:04 PM
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Repairing scratches on dark Burl walnut wood trim

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I have some scratches on the dark Burl walnut wood trim. What is the best way to Polish / buff out the scratches without damaging the wood trims?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-24-2013, 02:30 PM
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In for this. I got scratches under the key slot.

I've tried some cheap "scratch remover" liquid from Wallyworld. Didn't do anything.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:00 PM
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No guarantees, but I've had good luck with a three step process:

(1) Start with Meguiar's Mirror Glaze Cleaner

(2) Then use Meguiar's Plastic Polish

(3) Finish with Plexus Plexiglass Cleaner

This is the plastic equivalent of using Rubbing Compound, Polishing Compound, and Wax on a clear-coat paint scratch.

As with the use of rubbing compounds on clear coats, do not be too aggressive.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:38 PM
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No guarantees, but I've had good luck with a three step process:

(1) Start with Meguiar's Mirror Glaze Cleaner

(2) Then use Meguiar's Plastic Polish

(3) Finish with Plexus Plexiglass Cleaner

This is the plastic equivalent of using Rubbing Compound, Polishing Compound, and Wax on a clear-coat paint scratch.

As with the use of rubbing compounds on clear coats, do not be too aggressive.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:31 PM
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Thanks, I'll give it a go and report back my results.

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Thanks, I'll give it a go and report back my results.
Any results? I have some scratches on the drivers door trim, probably from the watch bracelet.

Oh, and obligatory

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My wife has a hairline fracture in the wood trim in her X5. Would this work on that, or do I need to start looking for a replacement piece?
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My wife has a hairline fracture in the wood trim in her X5. Would this work on that, or do I need to start looking for a replacement piece?
"fracture"?

No, this will not work.

Basoically this works by removing material next to the scratch until the scratch is gone. If you have a crack you would grind all the way through..... so a super deel scratch of a crack will require replacement.
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