Originally Posted by williewonkerz
On a Side note: Has anyone replaced their centre console. The Piano black is nice but I'd like something less prone to scratching. Anyone find a carbon fibre replacement? Maybe a matte black one?
I got mine changed after delivery with a new piece, because of some marring that wasn't that bad anyway, but, you know...everything had to be perfect. In the meantime I worked on my own scratches, that I partially fixed with a fine polish and a blue pad.
I agree, the surface is very sensitive though, and we could switch to the clearcoated carbon fibre trim piece for, if my memory does not play games, around $350. That's oem performance and I think I will do it.
I have also briefly looked at the gloss black trim that they have (that use to be standard on the 328 coupe, what we have is Individual) and that seemed like a dark, sparkly grey plastic compared to our piano black wood. Not my cup of tea, but an option that seems to be a bit more resistant to scratches.