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Old 05-12-2019, 10:47 AM
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Anyone have success removing scratches and swirl marks from the Audi A4 piano black inlays? If so, what did you use and what was your technique?

I've searched through the forums and read a few things but nothing that says, ďthis is what worked, what I used and how I did itĒ.
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:54 AM
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I'd take a soft swirl mark remover and a foam applicator pad and lightly and sparingly try and buff the inlay. Something like 3M Swirl Mark Remover for dark paints or Meguiars #9 swirl mark remover. You could also try some Mothers Plastic Polish as that is very gentle and could also work.

You don't want to get any of this on the dash, so I'd also tape off the dash, and again, a very small amount should be used.
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I'd take a soft swirl mark remover and a foam applicator pad and lightly and sparingly try and buff the inlay. Something like 3M Swirl Mark Remover for dark paints or Meguiars #9 swirl mark remover. You could also try some Mothers Plastic Polish as that is very gentle and could also work.

You don't want to get any of this on the dash, so I'd also tape off the dash, and again, a very small amount should be used.
My scratches are mostly limited to the console area (between center console and dash).
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Mine came with scratches and swirls from factory. Itís very annoying and I tried using a plastic polisher but didnít help much. After tinting my windows itís a lot less noticeable. I just left it as is.

Was thinking of getting a carbon fibre cover from eBay. But it would stick out if I donít change the other black inlays imo.
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Originally Posted by JDA_yeg View Post
Mine came with scratches and swirls from factory. Itís very annoying and I tried using a plastic polisher but didnít help much. After tinting my windows itís a lot less noticeable. I just left it as is.

Was thinking of getting a carbon fibre cover from eBay. But it would stick out if I donít change the other black inlays imo.
Iíve heard of others using various products to remove the scratches and swirls and then wrapping the inlays in clear wrap.

About to get a ceramic coating put on my car and the shop suggested I could wrap the inlays in black gloss vinyl wrap (or clear) but I donít know how sensitive it is scratching.

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Iíve heard of others using various products to remove the scratches and swirls and then wrapping the inlays in clear wrap.
I would like to do a clear wrap but I donít know how to do that. Getting a company that does car wraps will probably be costly to do but havenít had a chance to ask
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Originally Posted by JDA_yeg View Post
I would like to do a clear wrap but I donít know how to do that. Getting a company that does car wraps will probably be costly to do but havenít had a chance to ask
Hope to have the ceramic coating done soon and will ask about wrapping the inlays with clear and black gloss and will post back. Are you talking about the inlays or the whole car?

Going to attempt to get the scratches and swirls out myself using Meguiarís ScratchX and Ultimate Polish - found a post earlier but lost it and and in that post with pics, the owner used these products to remove substantial scratching and swirl marks from his piano black inlays.
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Originally Posted by BoxerBoi76 View Post
Iíve heard of others using various products to remove the scratches and swirls and then wrapping the inlays in clear wrap.

About to get a ceramic coating put on my car and the shop suggested I could wrap the inlays in black gloss vinyl wrap (or clear) but I donít know how sensitive it is scratching.
Mine has ceramic coating on it but it's still gets smalls scratches, tho I never use anything but a microfiber to clean as that was I was told to do.
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Mine has ceramic coating on it but it's still gets smalls scratches, tho I never use anything but a microfiber to clean as that was I was told to do.
Well that sucks!

Will see what the shop advises me after the coating is applied.
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You should see my piano black door inlays... they are scratched to ****s by dealer when I bought it at CPO. Planning on taking them off and polishing with Menzerna 3800.
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