Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current)

7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current)
The new re-designed 7 series F01 / F02 leads off the BMW Fxx chassis code!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-08-2013, 11:05 AM
JSNSIM JSNSIM is offline
Registered User
Location: Washington DC
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 47
Mein Auto: 750 Li
scratched door leather

Wife "borrowed" car and just noticed a nice set of scratches from rings/finger nails on the leather panel neat the door handle. Obviously, they were there before she drove it... Anyway, I've attached a picture and was wondering if anyone had this happen to them, and/or know how to fix it? Thanks.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.JPG
Views:	176
Size:	156.5 KB
ID:	395751  
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 09-08-2013, 11:15 AM
D.B.V.'s Avatar
D.B.V. D.B.V. is offline
Slower Traffic Move Right
Location: Left lane
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 435
Mein Auto: 2009 750i (F01)
scratched door leather

I've used cocoa butter to help make them less visible, but unfortunately there's not much you can do.


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
__________________
Black Sapphire Metallic - Oyster/Black Nappa Leather - Ash Grain REAR WOOD SHELF - Sport Package w/ ARS & Rear Wheel Steering - Camera Package
760 Exhaust Tips w/ Flap Delete - H&R Sport Springs - BMS 10/12MM Spacers - Continental EC DWs - Nokya 7000k H8 AE Bulbs

1/4 Mile: 13.370 @ 102.44 mph on A/S RFTs
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-08-2013, 11:39 AM
Popoemt's Avatar
Popoemt Popoemt is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Francisco
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3,235
Mein Auto: 2013 740 Li
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSNSIM View Post
Wife "borrowed" car and just noticed a nice set of scratches from rings/finger nails on the leather panel neat the door handle. Obviously, they were there before she drove it... Anyway, I've attached a picture and was wondering if anyone had this happen to them, and/or know how to fix it? Thanks.
I have the same type of damage, unfortunately I just live with it, it's going to happen again and I'm not sure how to avoid it...Maybe try leather conditioner?

I was cracking up on the "there before she drove it" comment... Every time I find damage and ask her what happened she says, "I don't know, what did you do to it?"... Okkkaaayyyyyyy...
__________________

2013 740 Li
2007 G35 (trade-in)
2003 Z06 (Black, 50th Anniversary)
2001 Z06 (Torch Red)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-08-2013, 12:23 PM
chrischeung chrischeung is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Dallas, TX
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 7,402
Mein Auto: 2012 ActiveHybrid 7 SWB
Did you buy the new car replacement policy at the dealership? That will do it. Otherwise you're stuck.

Gently clean it, getting rid of anything that was deposited, then condition it liberally. BMW leathers are recently pretty hardy.
__________________
2012 ActiveHybrid 750i ED

3/12 ED 7 - thread ID 610350
1/11 ED 6 - thread ID 5767556&postcount=175
4/10 ED 5 - thread ID 453501
5/08 ED 4 - thread ID 290679
3/07 ED 3 - thread ID 201013
3/06 ED 2 - thread ID 136454

Last edited by chrischeung; 09-08-2013 at 12:25 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-08-2013, 12:55 PM
GHOST PROTOCOL's Avatar
GHOST PROTOCOL GHOST PROTOCOL is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: ** Removed **
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8,028
Mein Auto: 2014 750i x drive
I do NOT think that you have to live with this. Contact your dealer. They sub this kind of work out to companies that can repair the damage. Alternatively, you kind find your own place. I damaged the leather on my driver's side seat and had it repaired. The repair looks excellent, however, others criticized the repair because the repair involved spraying the area with a non leather product. If your main concern is appearance, this solution may work for you.
__________________


2014 750ix M Sport

Last edited by GHOST PROTOCOL; 09-08-2013 at 04:52 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-08-2013, 03:07 PM
AdamG13 AdamG13 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Los Angeles, CA / Hillsboro Beach, FL
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,130
Mein Auto: 2013 750i
I end up with some marks like that here and there, but most don't seem to be visible anymore after I give the interior a Lexol clean and condition which I do maybe once a year.

If it doesn't go away and it still annoys you, get the Swissvax leather repair kit. They match it to your leather color. it actually involves sanding the messed up parts down and re-dying it. I've seen some detailers use it on badly damaged BMW seats and they come out looking like new. Small damage like that should be no problem.
__________________

2013 750i Mineral White
Previous Bimmers:
2011 750i Jet Black
2007 750i Monaco Blue
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-08-2013, 05:07 PM
abbjax abbjax is offline
Registered User
Location: Florida
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 28
Mein Auto: 750i M Sport
scratched door leather

Id try some black shoe polish on it - shame about that I would be upset too


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-09-2013, 09:04 AM
JSNSIM JSNSIM is offline
Registered User
Location: Washington DC
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 47
Mein Auto: 750 Li
I've got a service appt coming due, so I may just ask dealer for recommendations. Probably best to take it to a speciality shop.

I did come across something called "Leather Master Scratch Away". It cllaims to specifically address finger nail scratches; however, it says it is for uncoated leather... don't know if the door panels are coated or not. It is onlt $10, so I may try a very small amount and see if it does anything.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-09-2013, 11:29 AM
Leslierc's Avatar
Leslierc Leslierc is offline
Sejanus
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland - USA
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,223
Mein Auto: From BMWs to Porsches
Like the OP, I live in the D.C. area. A few years ago, as my daughter was getting into the passenger seat of my 135i (that I had just purchased) a hook on her backpack scratched the lower vinyl panel on the door. I had heard about automotive leather and vinyl mobile repair services, so I used GOOGLE to find one in my area. I found one that had received good ratings and called them to schedule an appointment. Within a few days, the repairman came to my house and repaired the damage. Afterwards, no one would have been able to point to the damage.
__________________
2013 Porsche Carrera 4
2011 Panamera 4S; 2012 Mini CooperS convertible;
Prior BMWs: `05 645CiC; `07 650i; `08 M6 convertible; '08 135i; `11 750ix MSport

"You think that's air you're breathing now?"
-Morpheus
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-09-2013, 03:34 PM
LovinM6's Avatar
LovinM6 LovinM6 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Northern California Bay Area
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 513
Mein Auto: 2010 750 Li
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSNSIM View Post
Wife "borrowed" car and just noticed a nice set of scratches from rings/finger nails on the leather panel neat the door handle. Obviously, they were there before she drove it... Anyway, I've attached a picture and was wondering if anyone had this happen to them, and/or know how to fix it? Thanks.
A good leather repair expert can make this disappear for the most part.
__________________
2010 BMW 750 Li


2010 750 Li |Citrin Black|Amaro Brown Leather|IndividualComposition|Piano Black Wood Trim|

2012 MB Designo S 550
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-10-2013, 07:08 AM
ndavani's Avatar
ndavani ndavani is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Laguna Beach, CA
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 343
Mein Auto: 750i
Yes, the fix is easy. Off with her hands from the wrist. Try 2k grid San paper to smooth it out then dab it with some lotion like Curel.
__________________


2013 750i (F01) :: M-Sport | Executive Pkg (BMW Apps / Ceramic Controls / Front Ventilated Seats / Power rear & side window sunshades rear sunshade / Smartphone Integration / Head-up Display / Instrument panel with Napa leather) | Rear Entertainment Pkg | 20" 303 5 spoke wheels
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms