2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
 

2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10 BMW 5-Series (F10) Forums General 5-Series Sedan and Wagon (F10 / F11) Forum Micro scratches central console
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-10-2012, 01:30 PM   #1
v12
v12's Avatar
United_States
12
Rep
661
Posts

 
Drives: F10
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Manhattan

iTrader: (0)

Hi - the console surface in the F10 gets these very thin scratches. It's hard to avoid them. They appear even when using anything but a microfiber clothe to wipe the surface clean or to dust it off.

Has anyone found a way/ product to buff them out?
Appreciate 0
      04-10-2012, 02:37 PM   #2
gatoman39
Major
gatoman39's Avatar
United_States
45
Rep
1,347
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E92 335 M-Sport
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: LA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
any mild polish will do. PlastiX or scratch X will do the job, but you either have to remove the console or tape off the thing really well, because you don't want any chemicals bleeding into other areas.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-10-2012, 03:37 PM   #3
eskdale
Second Lieutenant
2
Rep
205
Posts

 
Drives: 520d M Sport Touring F11
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Gloucestershire UK

iTrader: (0)

I used some T-cut. Did the job for me
Appreciate 0
      04-10-2012, 05:17 PM   #4
stealth.pilot
Knight Commander ///
stealth.pilot's Avatar
United Kingdom
73
Rep
4,868
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 M5 Individual
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Buckhead

iTrader: (0)

I need to do this again too. It's a real pain!

I don't like to remove the center console, but I have microfiber gloves for improved precision.
__________________
2014 BMW ///M5 Individual Frozen Grey, Silverstone Full Merino, Piano Black, Exec Pkg, Drivers assistance plus, LED Pkg, Bang and Olufsen, 20" 343M Forged Alloy Wheels
Countermeasures: Bel StiR+, Laser Interceptor Quad HP, Zaon MRX
Upgrades: Eisenmann Sport with M Performance Carbon tips, Dinan anti-roll bars

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
Appreciate 0
      04-10-2012, 05:50 PM   #5
v12
v12's Avatar
United_States
12
Rep
661
Posts

 
Drives: F10
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Manhattan

iTrader: (0)

Thank you gentlemen. Taking it all off is real work. Will try a product to see how far along it goes.

It's actually pretty bad, merely running your fingers on it can leave scratches!
Appreciate 0
      04-10-2012, 09:53 PM   #6
stealth.pilot
Knight Commander ///
stealth.pilot's Avatar
United Kingdom
73
Rep
4,868
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 M5 Individual
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Buckhead

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by v12 View Post
Thank you gentlemen. Taking it all off is real work. Will try a product to see how far along it goes.

It's actually pretty bad, merely running your fingers on it can leave scratches!
MAYBE I SHOULD GIVE MY PASSENGERS MICROFIBER GLOVES IN CASE THEY TOUCH THE TRIM!
__________________
2014 BMW ///M5 Individual Frozen Grey, Silverstone Full Merino, Piano Black, Exec Pkg, Drivers assistance plus, LED Pkg, Bang and Olufsen, 20" 343M Forged Alloy Wheels
Countermeasures: Bel StiR+, Laser Interceptor Quad HP, Zaon MRX
Upgrades: Eisenmann Sport with M Performance Carbon tips, Dinan anti-roll bars

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2012, 12:00 AM   #7
darrko
First Lieutenant
No_Country
9
Rep
398
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 F10 520d
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: K

iTrader: (1)

Would a sealant like Optimum's Opti-seal help in preventing scratches? How long would it last?
__________________

Appreciate 0
      04-11-2012, 01:00 AM   #8
Bimmernerd
Second Lieutenant
Bimmernerd's Avatar
Sweden
3
Rep
242
Posts

 
Drives: 530dM xDrive F11 2012
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Stockholm

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by stealth.pilot
Quote:
Originally Posted by v12 View Post
Thank you gentlemen. Taking it all off is real work. Will try a product to see how far along it goes.

It's actually pretty bad, merely running your fingers on it can leave scratches!
MAYBE I SHOULD GIVE MY PASSENGERS MICROFIBER GLOVES IN CASE THEY TOUCH THE TRIM!
+1...BMW forgot to include the gloves as a standard option.

It is absolutely ridiculous how easily the wood get scratches, I have never seen such a sensitive surface in any car interior...
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2012, 01:23 AM   #9
BigMikeTwn
Private
3
Rep
79
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 523i F10
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Taipei, Taiwan

iTrader: (0)

I need to polish mine as well. Every time I take my car to get washed, they scratch it!
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2012, 11:22 AM   #10
chinese_food
Enlisted Member
2
Rep
45
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 528
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: United States

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gatoman39 View Post
any mild polish will do. PlastiX or scratch X will do the job, but you either have to remove the console or tape off the thing really well, because you don't want any chemicals bleeding into other areas.

Any DIY guides on removing the center console?
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2012, 12:18 PM   #11
AVIMAX
Private First Class
3
Rep
181
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 535d x-drive
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

I like the wood, but hate the scratches. I'd love to have matte black just on the centre console and wood on the dash like the M5, much more practical since the gear shift area is going to get scratches from day to day use. I'd consider buying the M5 console piece if if wasn't a different shape around the shifter.
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2012, 01:13 PM   #12
gatoman39
Major
gatoman39's Avatar
United_States
45
Rep
1,347
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E92 335 M-Sport
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: LA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by chinese_food View Post
Any DIY guides on removing the center console?
Warning, it's not easy. Attempt at your own risk.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...9&postcount=12
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-24-2012, 12:44 PM   #13
montanaman
Enlisted Member
3
Rep
30
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 BMW 535 Msport ..
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

Console issues for me as well

Mine is very scratched as well and I have managed to get some change lodged in the ashtray so it wont open all the way. Might be time to pull the console off.
PITA tho..
Appreciate 0
      04-24-2012, 01:35 PM   #14
valcor535
Private
valcor535's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
99
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 535I X-Drive
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Michigan

iTrader: (0)

I use PLEXUS with a micro-fiber cloth on mine and works great!!!

http://www.plexusplasticcleaner.com/about.html
Appreciate 0
      04-24-2012, 01:55 PM   #15
Rbembas_M3
Lieutenant
Rbembas_M3's Avatar
United_States
4
Rep
404
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 2011 M3
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: BUFORD GA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by v12 View Post
Thank you gentlemen. Taking it all off is real work. Will try a product to see how far along it goes.

It's actually pretty bad, merely running your fingers on it can leave scratches!
Wow i haven't noticed any problems on mine, strange....
Appreciate 0
      04-26-2012, 09:43 PM   #16
richard313
First Lieutenant
3
Rep
332
Posts

 
Drives: F10 535xi M-sport
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: 604

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by montanaman View Post
Mine is very scratched as well and I have managed to get some change lodged in the ashtray so it wont open all the way. Might be time to pull the console off.
PITA tho..
Lol, I thought I was the only one!

I initially placed change in the ashtray, it got stuck, so I migrated to the cup holder, and then it got stuck again!

I had to visit my dealer last week, and told him about it. He was nice enough to fix it for me without charge
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:11 PM.




5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST