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Old 05-05-19, 03:49 PM
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Default Piano Gloss Black scratches

I was wondering if anyone knows how to get rid of the scratches on the center console, window switch area, basically any area that has the piano gloss black finish. I'm not sure how its so scratched up as i never really touch it and always make sure to spray something on my microfiber cloths before using it (I use Mothers). Perhaps my microfiber cloths are not that great or the dealership has been wiping the the interior and I just didn't notice until recently. If there isn't any real solution i might just end up going the more expensive route and just getting it wrapped by a friend.

Also can anyone recommend a good microfiber cloth to use for the interior.

I'm sure others have asked about it too so i apologize in advance if this has been asked already.
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You are not the first one to have these scratches, we all do. Only thing you can do is cover up with some vinyl wrap. Or try to polish it with some very fine polishing compound but the scratches will eventually come back. Poor choice to use piano finish, I wish Lexus would have went with some brush metal finish instead.
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Here is a detailing video by AMMO NYC on it which looks like you might require some special buff pads. He brings up about having to clean the pads a lot because of how small they are (smaller gets contaminated quicker).

How to Remove Scratches from Interior Trim:
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Originally Posted by jdpdata View Post
You are not the first one to have these scratches, we all do. Only thing you can do is cover up with some vinyl wrap. Or try to polish it with some very fine polishing compound but the scratches will eventually come back. Poor choice to use piano finish, I wish Lexus would have went with some brush metal finish instead.
Thanks will try polishing it before jumping to the wrap.
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Originally Posted by RocketChd View Post
Here is a detailing video by AMMO NYC on it which looks like you might require some special buff pads. He brings up about having to clean the pads a lot because of how small they are (smaller gets contaminated quicker).

How to Remove Scratches from Interior Trim:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4an83rCMPK0
This is extremely helpful.

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Old 05-05-19, 09:02 PM
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You are not the first one to have these scratches, we all do. Only thing you can do is cover up with some vinyl wrap. Or try to polish it with some very fine polishing compound but the scratches will eventually come back. Poor choice to use piano finish, I wish Lexus would have went with some brush metal finish instead.
I polished mine out and ceramic coated it, now it's very durable, been 5 months and still scratch free.
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Originally Posted by peasodos View Post
I polished mine out and ceramic coated it, now it's very durable, been 5 months and still scratch free.
Whats the name of the polish and ceramic coating you used? I am also assuming you used a high speed polishing/buffing machine vs polishing it by hand.

Thanks for your reply i honestly want to get rid of these scratches asap I have some pretty bad OCD and whenever I look at the scratches i get extremely irritated.
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Originally Posted by peasodos View Post
I polished mine out and ceramic coated it, now it's very durable, been 5 months and still scratch free.
That is a wonderful idea. My girlfriend just rolled off the lot with a brand new car the other day and this idea reminds me I should tape off the stereo to ceramic coat the piano dash Toyota uses.
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Originally Posted by gs350lex View Post
Whats the name of the polish and ceramic coating you used?
The popular one I see toted is CarPro Cquartz.
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Originally Posted by RocketChd View Post
The popular one I see toted is CarPro Cquartz.

Thanks ill give it a shot!
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