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I have a 1999 E430, and I would like to remove the little scratches that all the interior wood gets over time. They aren't deep but it would be nice to remove them. I've read that you can remove the panels and polish them with a random orbit polisher, but that is too much work for these light scratches. What products would you use to remove the scratches, and then what wax or polish would you follow it up with? I know its just covered in lacquer so no wood products. I've read that multiple (5-12) applications of Meguiars ScratchX will work to remove the scratching, anyone have experience with that? I have a product called Scratch Out, is that comparable to ScratchX? And then what polish or wax would you use, I've heard Zymol the most. The reason I'm posting a new thread is that the other threads are mostly discussions of what type of lacquer etc. with no products suggested. Hopefully this will be more of everyone giving their experiences with products with good results.

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The ‘wood’ trim in most vehicles (some Aston Martin, BMW, Jaguar, Lexus and Mercedes Benz models use real wood) which is protected with a urethane clear coat, polyurethane or a thin lacquer, which is very easily scratched.
• Clean with a chemical cleaner (Klasse All-In-One or Zaino Z-AIO) and then buff with a clean micro fibre towel
Remove scratches with a fine polish (Menzerna PO85RDor 3M Plastic Polish and Cleaner)
Maintenance- use an anti-static plastic cleaner (Iz einszett Cockpit Premium) which includes UV protection, alternate by using a clean damp micro fibre towel

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togwt will no doubt have posted the best technical reply you'll get, but the job is possible using products you probably already have if you're interested in am amateur solution...

It was only when I realised that it was just the lacquer rather than the wood beneath that was scratched and needed rectifying that I found my own solution to the problem.

I ended up treating the wood pretty much as I would the body-work - I used auto paint renovator / scratch remover followed by high quality auto wax and was very happy with the results.

I made a thread for the W124 forum about this with some pictures if you'd like to check it out...

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w124...scratches.html

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