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      03-19-2013, 04:45 AM   #1
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Scratch on iDrive knob, what to do?

I recently bought a used 09 320d wich have a scratch on the iDrive knob and I can't stop thinking about it. It's not a world problem but it's driving me insane, so I have to fix it.

See pic for the little nick on the black surface on top of the iDrive knob. It's not that visible but I can feel it every time I touch it, ruins the whole experience...

Any suggestions on how to fix it?

Or do I have to purchase a new knob? Where to buy?
(Not purchasing from the Norwegian dealer since they wanted me to buy the whole control unit for $600...)

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      03-19-2013, 07:12 AM   #2
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      03-19-2013, 07:47 AM   #3
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      03-19-2013, 07:57 AM   #4
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Sharpie will just cover it up, not remove the groove I feel every time I touch it.
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      03-19-2013, 09:32 AM   #5
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Still up for ideas, not up to buying the complete controller...
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      03-19-2013, 09:41 AM   #6
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Cover it up with vinyl or tints maybe if you want to show those arrows.
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      03-19-2013, 01:09 PM   #7
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I'll try to fill it and then wrap it in clear vinyl. Should do the trick.

Hopefully this will keep me out of hospitalization in a white shirt:P
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This has been driving me crazy as well, wish there was a quick fix.
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^Yup, irritating the brains out of me! Ordered 3M clear vinyl film from ebay now so I'll let you know the outcome...
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If clear vinyl doesnt work you can try CAREFULLY sanding down the ridges and then going over it with sharpie
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