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    wood panel luster

    I recently had body work done on my 01 STS as result of an accident. Now the wood console and seemingly all the wood panels have a dull appearance to them including the new shifter knob i put on not 6 weeks ago.

    Is it possible that heat lamps or what ever they used to fix the car could have damaged these panels and if so how do I fix it??

    I have tried lemon pledge and orange oil without success. Any ideas on how to restore the shiny luster to the zebrano panels??

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    Re: wood panel luster

    First, you gotta get that lemon pledge and orange oil off the wood. Use some detergent-based cleaner to do it - strip it right down to the dull lustre. I have no idea why they would end up like that, but to try and bring the lustre back, you'll need some fine, fine compounding.

    Try Meguiars plastic cleaner/polish. I know, I know, the wood in there isn't plastic - but the lacquer on that wood responds to these products. If that doesn't work, then you might have to go back and have a chat with the bodyshop concerning replacement pieces.

    But if we can assume it DOES work and the pieces come back to their former, glistening appearance, then to keep them that way, put on a coupla coats of a good paste wax. Make sure the coats are light - the lighter the better, because with paste waxes, a little goes a long way.

    Oh, and take that container of lemon pledge down to the end of your driveway, look carefully both ways to make sure the coast is clear, then HURL it as far away from your place as you can. Wherever it lands is where it should stay.

    Forever.

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    Re: wood panel luster

    Quote Originally Posted by Frost
    Oh, and take that container of lemon pledge down to the end of your driveway, look carefully both ways to make sure the coast is clear, then HURL it as far away from your place as you can. Wherever it lands is where it should stay.

    Forever.
    Just wondering what your issue is with the Pledge. I use it and it works great.

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    Re: wood panel luster

    It's not just Pledge, but really all the aerosol waxes, Dadillac. They just aren't the best thing you can use for your wood. A good, paste wax treatment should be done maybe twice a year and inbetween treatments, wiping the wood down with a soft cloth should be all that is required to keep it in top shape.

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    Re: wood panel luster

    MOst laminated wood in cars today are cleared just like your paint, so a simple spray and shine works great, or you can top it with polyseal. gary

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    Re: wood panel luster

    The abrasiveness of a paste wax will not scratch the finish? That is my only concern.

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    Re: wood panel luster

    Abrasives in paste wax? Straight paste wax has no abrasive that I am aware of, Dadillac,not sure what the concern is.

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