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      12-21-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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Help needed - Interior bits went bad and other issues

Howdy, I just got an E93 and I noticed some interior issues. I went to the BMW dealership and they didn't really have any advice and couldn't locate the parts in question on their database to replace them so I'm in need of help from the community to solve my problems

1. The nav screen is scratched up. The scratches are just enough to feel with a fingernail but barely. Could anyone recommend a type of plastic polish that might clear it out for me? I don't want to make it worse by using the wrong product/method.



2. The driver's door handle is peeling and I'd like to replace or fix just the damaged area. The dealership thinks I can only replace the entire armrest and it would be in the 1000's and there's no way I'm doing that. On my Subaru I replaced the same part and it was $15 and took 10 minutes so I'm hoping it's not too big of a deal on the BMW.



3. The weather stripping bits in between the front and rear have come loose and I'm missing one of the screws that holds it in and all the grommets(female pieces) that are what are inside the panel and which the screws plug into. I was hoping it was a simple cheap fix but I guess if all else fails there is super glue







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      12-21-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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I have no2 as well. My interior is black though so I'll probably end up plastidipping it
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      12-21-2012, 07:32 PM   #3
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Ya, I've thought about plasti dip or vinyl or a spray of some paint but I don't think they would look right or be durable enough for a part that is touched often. It's just a piece of plastic, you'd think BMW would have them available for cheap.
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      12-23-2012, 03:49 PM   #4
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Bump! Hopefully someone has some insight!
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      12-23-2012, 03:56 PM   #5
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I have the same issue as #2 my interior is also black but I feel plasti dipping wouldn't be too great. Anyone have a DIY?
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      12-23-2012, 04:05 PM   #6
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Plastidipping an interior could be a nightmare because the excess spray would get everywhere.
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I'm working with a company called Mankiewicz, who provides OEM interior finishing paints to a lot of European manufacturers. I'm still finalizing everything but I should have a price point that I can post as well as paint codes and such. This is guaranteed to match, simply because it's what BMW uses in the first place!
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Plastidipping an interior could be a nightmare because the excess spray would get everywhere.
Not if there's a way to remove it...
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It would be tricky. The spray goes everywhere so it would get all over the leather and dash and stuff. It might be such a fine mist that you wouldn't even notice it though but I wouldn't risk it. Better to take the part off the car and dip it somewhere else then reinstall.
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