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Old 02-12-2017, 04:07 PM   #1
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Gloss black plastic (BMW)

Purchased some gloss black interior trim for my dad's E92 M3, and I was wondering if there's any product like ceramic coat that would help provide resistance to scratches when being cleaned. As my mum's car has the same gloss black plastic trim and over time (through others not using my nice soft clean microfibres) it's scratched and just doesn't have the same visual impact as it once did.

Any sort of wrap is out of the question as it will make it look like vinyl wrap unfortunately.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:38 PM   #2
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Looking for similar answer, I take one wrong look at the black and it scratches
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:55 PM   #3
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Something like gtechniq crystal serum or gtechniq c1, both provide a hard surface by chemical bonding with the plastic becoming the new surface of the plastic, the bost 9h harness.
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:17 PM   #4
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CQuartz DLUX works well on plastic too http://amzn.to/2AEjPok you can also apply it to headlights to minimise oxidation yellowing.
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:38 PM   #5
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I've got lots of this on my car
I polish with Simoniz Chrome/Plastic polish by hand (£6 in halfords).
Then I coat with any ceramic that's good for trim after an IPA wipedown - using TAC at the moment, but I've used DLux in the past. It helps, but it doesn't really prevent fine scratches completely. I typically redo mine every year.

Some coatings don't like plastic, as they'll cloud plastic headlights for example, so just be aware.

Best way to avoid scratches, is to use a virgin microfibre towel every time you touch these - especially on the interior.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:41 AM   #6
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I have the same issue, there are swirls on the gloss black plastic.

Is it worth using a DA on them with a light cut polish? Or Megs PlastX?
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:48 AM   #7
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Asfaik, yes. I've seen someone use a small polisher like an iBrid Nano etc to get scrathces out of gloss plastic trim.
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:01 PM   #8
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It will literally take 5 mins by hand...


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Old 08-12-2017, 04:12 PM   #9
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I use the iBrid Nano with a yellow Rupes pad with Sonax perfect finish does a fantastic job.
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:56 PM   #10
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Without specialty polish pads (cone shaped etc) many cars woth be machine polishable there anyway due to narrow button positions etc .. so hand polishing is also a good option there.
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