|11-28-2006, 10:49 PM||#1 (permalink)|
BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Aug 2006
Vehicle: 1997 W210 E280; 1979 W123 250
Location: South Africa
Scratches on wood trim
The wood trim surrounding the gear lever in my car has very fine scratches on it. Any ideas on how to fix this. Its distracting as the rest of the wood trim in my car is in extremely good condition.
Thanks for the help.
|11-29-2006, 07:16 AM||#2 (permalink)|
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The wood is covered by a plastic laminate of some kind that scratches very easily. So far, mine looks pretty good, but I only use a clean microfiber cloth to occasionally dust it. I think you need a very fine polishing compound to remove anything deep.
This has already been discussed on the Detailing and Car Care forum, and a search for "wood" should probably find it for you.
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Last edited by Musikmann; 11-29-2006 at 07:18 AM.
|11-29-2006, 12:46 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Date registered: Oct 2004
Vehicle: 2012 ML350, 2005 AMG E55, 1998 E320, 1993 300CE CV Wide Body Twin Turbo
I would color sand it, then spray clear cote, then polish. It will look brand new. Please consult proffesional painters.
|11-30-2006, 02:02 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 2005 E500 4matic, 1998 E430 Sport, 1995 E320 Wagon
Wood Or Plastic
The center console looks like real wood - any actually know if it is - how about the contoured piece in the dash - is that actually real wood veneer?
|11-30-2006, 03:51 PM||#5 (permalink)|
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As far as I know, it is real wood, with walnut being the most common. On some models you can get bird's eye maple (black-looking and standard on AMGs) and also poplar.
|12-01-2006, 12:08 AM||#6 (permalink)|
BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2001 M-B E320 (W210)
Location: North Bay Area, California
Richard / E320
2001 M-B E320 / Glacier White / Java Leather / 18" AMG Style III & Bridgestone Potenza's
|12-01-2006, 07:00 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Date registered: Oct 2005
Vehicle: '04 G55 '80 280GE '99 S420 '98 E320 2010 E350(R.I.P) 2011 E350
Location: South Texas
Think of your interior wood like the outside paint.
Use a swirl remover, paint cleaner, or Scratch-X, followed by a good wax.
Meguirs makes a fine line of products.
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