Piano black scratch removal/ polishing

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Which half looks best?

Poll runs till Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:02 pm

1) No product, original
No votes
2) Turtle Wax scratch remover (6 layers)
No votes
3) Regular silver polish (6 layers)
No votes
4) Radtech Ice Creme (6 layers)
Total votes: 11

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Piano black scratch removal/ polishing

Post by PFGMG » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:02 pm

Hello everyone,

After cleaning the interior leather, plastics and carpeting of the XE last week, everything looked very nice, apart from the gloss black trim in the center console (after 60.000 km). It is very scratched. This gave me the idea of hand polishing it, to bring it back to (as much as possible) its original state. Before putting anything on the center console, I wanted to experiment first, so I experimented on the cup holder covers which are made of the same material and had the same amount of scratching on them (figured replacing the cup holder covers or just turning them around was a cheaper option for when anything went wrong).

I divided the covers into four halves and used three different products to remove as much scratches as possible.
The products I used on half of the circles are as following:
1) No product, original
2) Turtle Wax scratch remover (6 layers)
3) Regular silver polish (6 layers),
4) Radtech Ice Creme (6 layers)

The question to you is:
which of the numbers do you think looks best?
And do you know of any other product I can try? (I tried Meguires Plastx as well, but it faded the colour)

After polishing I will finish the trim off with some XPEL protection film so It won't scratch again.

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Re: Piano black scratch removal/ polishing

Post by h11pyd » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:58 pm

No. 4 looks best to me.

This stuff https://carpro.uk.com/products/soft99-s ... e-wax-200g is what I occasionally use on my paintwork - it contains fillers which hide/mask swirl marks, should work great on the interior trim.
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Re: Piano black scratch removal/ polishing

Post by BRC » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:35 pm

Agreed 4 looks best with 2 being a close second.

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Re: Piano black scratch removal/ polishing

Post by spritely » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:14 pm

Number 4 for me as well.
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Re: Piano black scratch removal/ polishing

Post by PaulC » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:40 pm

4 looks the best, but are you sure the cup holder covers are the same material? I'd have thought the covers would be polymethyl methacrylate, which would be too brittle for the panels in the car (they'd crack when the trim flexes) - so you may find the car trim softer and easier to polish.
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