: scratched black bezel around radio ,cupholders?



turbol15
05-31-11, 06:38 PM
900 miles on car and never touched the black pieces around the radio and stuff and they are loaded with scratches. Need to bring car in for diff leaking wheels clicking and couple other things. will dealer replace the cup holder and bezel around radio under warranty?

thatcoder
05-31-11, 07:23 PM
no.. polish the scratches out.

hulksdaddy
05-31-11, 08:53 PM
no.. polish the scratches out.

^^^^ What he said.

Any swirl remover will get them out. Just work the polish in, and as the abrasives do their thing, BAM!, back to smooth and shiny. :yup:

cbloveday
05-31-11, 10:15 PM
I had the same situation, never touched the area but within a few days and in certain light, I saw some circular scratches around both radio knobs.

See if the dealer will give you a bottle of this:

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/DSC_0262-1.jpg

Life@60
06-01-11, 12:46 AM
You look at those trims pieces and a scratch will appear. That Swirl remover works great but you got to do it often if you want a scratch free trim.

turbol15
06-01-11, 05:15 AM
do they make any of those pieces in carbon fiber?

MReiland
06-01-11, 07:51 AM
do they make any of those pieces in carbon fiber? GM does not. Some people have done a wrap on these pieces with carbon fiber look material though.

EVIL_C5
06-01-11, 09:47 AM
I am going to polish mine back out for the 3rd time, they probably coat them with c-quartz or opti-coat to try to stop it from getting scratched. it seems if they get dusty at all, and you use even the softest cloth, it still gets scratched....

cdog533
06-01-11, 12:42 PM
Yeah, polishing them actually creates fine swirls which are visible under direct light. I've been polishing mine with a wax product. They are shiny, and most of the big scratches are out, but the swirl is noticeable. I am guessing that the swirl polish creates the same situation....

I'll put up a post on the detailing forum and get some suggestions.

You'd have to have the pieces NUTS perfect before Opti-coat.

hulksdaddy
06-01-11, 01:15 PM
The fine swirls left by a more abrasive polish can be removed with a finishing polish, such as Wolfgang 3.0 Finishing Glaze.

Domsz06
06-01-11, 01:21 PM
I have come to just accept mine, till I feel like buying the wrap and wrapping it. I have thought about doing that, but just have not yet.

Prof
06-01-11, 01:23 PM
What Curtis said...

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g50/rfouts/CTS%20V/001.jpg

Curtis...Supercar Saturday at Arboretum of South Barrington!!! 9-Noon.

js615
06-01-11, 02:06 PM
Does anyone have pics of the wrap or know of a link to images? Who makes it and what does it cost?

Prof
06-01-11, 04:00 PM
Curtis said it all...it is a GM product, your GM dealer has it. And it isn't cheap...but it works, and that is what we pay for, results.

turbol15
06-01-11, 04:37 PM
what wrap?

js615
06-01-11, 05:36 PM
what wrap?

A carbon fiber wrap for the black plastic interior center console.

Prof
06-01-11, 06:31 PM
How about hydro dipping?

ProImaging
06-01-11, 10:46 PM
I can dip it to look like carbon fiber. Pm me if your interested.