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Old 05-04-2013, 07:06 PM
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Rear seat cup holder mystery coating

So I bought an '08 E93 in good condition generally but normal cosmetic interior blemishes are apparent. The black cup holder between the rear seats has that "icky" rubberizedcoating and it had several stains and scratches. I tried different cleaners to no avail. I thought about sanding it down and painting it but the match would likely be different than the other plastic pieces.

I then tried an undiluted cleaner and lo and behold the rubberized surface started to come off. With use of my fingernails and careful use of a plastic scraper and micro towel, I removed the entire surface. What a surprise, the exposed plastic underneath is hard (not icky) and free of scratches I then coated it with McGuiars interior shine protectant and it looks great A new cup holder will probably set you back $100.
If your cup holder looks ratty, consider my results with no guarantees.
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