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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, you guys warned me, but HOLY HELL the black interior trim scratches easily! in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Originally Posted by MSOsr Absolutely..........I used 3M Final Glaze, which has very little in the way of abrasives. It took ...
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    Re: you guys warned me, but HOLY HELL the black interior trim scratches easily!

    Quote Originally Posted by MSOsr View Post
    Absolutely..........I used 3M Final Glaze, which has very little in the way of abrasives. It took several passes to get rid of the scratches. But that insured I didn't wear new scratches into the surface with a very abrasive polish.

    Go minimal first, and go stronger only if the last polish didn't get rid of the scratches.

    Mike
    I had guessed it was just like any other painted surface. I have some meguiars show car glaze that I think will be perfect , thanks.

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    Re: you guys warned me, but HOLY HELL the black interior trim scratches easily!

    I used Meguiar's Ultimate Compound to fix mine up - it did a great job without a lot of elbow grease required. I then applied some C-Quartz to hopefully provide a little extra protection. So far, it seems to be holding up pretty well (post #6):

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...rim-panel.html

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    Re: you guys warned me, but HOLY HELL the black interior trim scratches easily!

    I decided to try something different. I bought some Meguiar's PlastX. I tried it in a small area of the black trim with a clean microfiber towel and it seems to work nicely after a couple of layers to clear minor scratches. My little boy needed lots of time this weekend, so I haven't done the entire center panel yet. I never tried the GM stuff as I just never got around to buying it.....12-hour workdays and insisting on spending most of my downtime with family ensured that.

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    Re: you guys warned me, but HOLY HELL the black interior trim scratches easily!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wannago View Post
    I used Meguiar's Ultimate Compound to fix mine up - it did a great job without a lot of elbow grease required. I then applied some C-Quartz to hopefully provide a little extra protection. So far, it seems to be holding up pretty well (post #6):

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...rim-panel.html
    that really worked wonders, great job!

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    Re: you guys warned me, but HOLY HELL the black interior trim scratches easily!

    This black finish is awful. You look at it funny and it scratches. I'm anal about my car but even my sleeves from my dress shirt scratched it. WTF???

    Has anyone figured a solution or replacement or sealant for it? I'm not interested in polishing it back to condition. I think if I wore a cotton ball outfit. It would still scratch.

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    Re: you guys warned me, but HOLY HELL the black interior trim scratches easily!

    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalCTSV View Post
    This black finish is awful. You look at it funny and it scratches. I'm anal about my car but even my sleeves from my dress shirt scratched it. WTF???

    Has anyone figured a solution or replacement or sealant for it? I'm not interested in polishing it back to condition. I think if I wore a cotton ball outfit. It would still scratch.

    See Post #2 above; works great!!!!!

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    Replace it with the aluminum trim from the base CTS...

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    Re: you guys warned me, but HOLY HELL the black interior trim scratches easily!

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    Replace it with the aluminum trim from the base CTS...
    Hmmmmmm, that's a thought. I just don't know how I would like it. Need to go look at one.

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    Re: you guys warned me, but HOLY HELL the black interior trim scratches easily!

    Contact Matt at OCarbon.

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    Re: you guys warned me, but HOLY HELL the black interior trim scratches easily!

    I really like OCarbon's stuff but 1) if you do all the black onyx trim with his carbon fiber, it won't match the fake carbon fiber trim already in the car, so 2) you have to have all of the trim done to match, with is 3) god awful expensive (although it certainly appears to be worth it from a workmanship perspective), plus 4) you have to remove all of your trim, send it to him and drive around without any trim for a few weeks. Certainly a viable solution but I'm not sure it's one I want to do. Having the back onyx done in some type of covering that contrasts nicely with the fake factory carbon fiber trim (which I'm not real fond of either) is what needs to be done but I'm not sure what would look the best.

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