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      07-30-2009, 01:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy Interior Detailing. Not working out!

Well I spent endless hours detailing the car as I am sure may of you do. I have a e90 2008 with the Terra leather and brown wood. Well I always use the Meguires Iterior Detailer on the inside, but not the leather. Recently over the last 6 months I have noticed a progressive hazy opaque look to the wood only. I detail the inside maybe 3 times a month. Am I doing something wrong?
The car is garaged, tented and covered so I do not think it is the heat. Is it possible that the Meguires is not as safe on the BMW wood as I thought? What other products for general interior wipe down is superior and any thoughts on how to restore the look of the wood is greatly appreciated.
ANyone else have a similar wood problem?
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      07-30-2009, 03:18 PM   #2
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well, sounds like its hazing/oxidizing. i would try to use a product that can remove hazing/oxidation. maybe a light polish from menzerna or klasse aio?

As for interior cleaner, i ALWAYS use einzett cockpit premium from Phil @ Detailers Domain. Both of those places have great sales right now before the 1st so I'd try to give it a try!

I'm sure you will get other comments, thats just how I would try to solve the issue
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well, sounds like its hazing/oxidizing. i would try to use a product that can remove hazing/oxidation. maybe a light polish from menzerna or klasse aio?

As for interior cleaner, i ALWAYS use einzett cockpit premium from Phil @ Detailers Domain. Both of those places have great sales right now before the 1st so I'd try to give it a try!

I'm sure you will get other comments, thats just how I would try to solve the issue
Yep, you describe it as hazing or oxidizing and that is exactly what it looks like.
I have some of the Mezerna Ultra fine polishfor paint. Would that be ok? I will try the einzett cockpit premium as well. Thanks for the help.
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      07-30-2009, 03:58 PM   #4
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well, sounds like its hazing/oxidizing. i would try to use a product that can remove hazing/oxidation. maybe a light polish from menzerna or klasse aio?

As for interior cleaner, i ALWAYS use einzett cockpit premium from Phil @ Detailers Domain. Both of those places have great sales right now before the 1st so I'd try to give it a try!

I'm sure you will get other comments, thats just how I would try to solve the issue
Good information.
I would also add that using a cleaner that is specific to either leather or interior trim will help to give each area of the interior the proper care it needs. Often times the "all-in-one" products will accelerate the deterioration of different surfaces while extending the condition of others.

I happen to use the Prestine leather cleaner & rejuvenator specifically for the leather. Since my interior trim is now now Jet Black I simply polish & wax as I would the exterior of the car.
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      07-30-2009, 08:39 PM   #5
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Yeah, lots of good information in the above few posts.

I use 303 Aerospace on the wood in our BMWs. It does a nice job and keeps it looking good. Swissvax also makes a polish/wax specifically for wood trim, I've always wanted to try it out.

http://www.detailersdomain.com/index...ROD&ProdID=265

Might be something to consider.
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Wow, great info guys. I really appreciate the help. The Mezernas actually worked on th wood as a polish. looks great once again. I have heard good things about the Aerospace 303 too. Thanks for the help.
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I use 303 Aerospace on the wood in our BMWs. It does a nice job and keeps it looking good.
Same here. I wipe down all the interior surfaces with 303. It leaves a haze on the wood trim, so i go back over that with a MF towel and it leaves the trim sparkling.
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When I used to have wood trim, I used Plexus to clean/polish it. Then some 303 to protect it. Seemed to work well for me.
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The wood trim in these 3 series is really plastic, correct?
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The wood trim in these 3 series is really plastic, correct?
It's real wood but cleared just like your paint. I'm not sure 303 is the best thing for the wood but I don't think it'll hurt. Since it's cleared it should be treated just like the paint, i.e. with a wax.
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einszett cockpit is great for the interior that is not covered in leather.

einszett leathercare is great for new leather its a one step cleaner/conditioner

if you need more for your leather go with Leather Master Rapid S followed by Leather Master Vital Conditioner.

lmk if you have any questions.

also don't forget your sale code you can find it here...
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It's real wood but cleared just like your paint. I'm not sure 303 is the best thing for the wood but I don't think it'll hurt. Since it's cleared it should be treated just like the paint, i.e. with a wax.
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