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      04-14-2011, 12:35 PM   #1
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Options? Peeling Steering Wheel

As you can see from the picture, suffering from a little bit of peeling. Wondered what my options are without a complete replacement. I've seen a CF piece that would work, but don't really want to go that route as I don't have CF anywhere else in my car.



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      04-14-2011, 12:56 PM   #2
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This is one aspect of the 2006+ cars I can't stand. Had the issue on the interior door handle of my 2006 325 sedan and now it's starting on my 2009 328 coupe. Can't the Germans make decent rubber/ plastic? I swear they can't. Happened on a friend's VW too!

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      04-14-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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It's driving me nuts...everything else on the inside is flawless!
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Take it to the dealer if you have warranty.
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      04-14-2011, 01:43 PM   #5
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sooner or later its bound to happen so dinoc it

here is mine. i dont have CF anywhere on my car either but it sets it off right IMO.

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We have the exact same interior and that looks good...I think I could handle that actually. Is it fairly simple to install, would i need to remove that center piece?

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sooner or later its bound to happen so dinoc it

here is mine. i dont have CF anywhere on my car either but it sets it off right IMO.

I agree, just wrap it in dinoc. It looks really good on pearlescent trim with aluminum, that's the combo I have.

I also didn't want to at first because I have no CF anywhere else in or on my car and I don't plan on having any. But it works on the trim. BTW the shifter looks good with the CF, I have leftover, I might do that too..

Or you can repair it by following this DIY. http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=476105
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This is a common problem with 2006 and 2007 models. I had to replace my whole trim piece with a new one. The good thing is that the new ones do not have the ruberized plastic so it will peel. I paid $140 for the part and installed it myself. There are DIY here. I will refinish my old part and sell it on eBay for about $40.
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      04-14-2011, 01:58 PM   #9
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Thanks guys, guess I didn't do that good of a search before posting!

The DIY looks easy enough and I didn't know this would be covered under my warranty. The CF looks good too so at this point I feel comfy with my options!
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      04-14-2011, 02:13 PM   #10
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steering wheel trim removal is kind of tricky.
so TAKE YOUR TIME.
BE PATIENT.
ITS A STUBBORN PIECE TO REMOVE.

but can be done and when you do you will be happy that you did this mod.
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=476105

This is my DIY on how to repair peeling trims.
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      04-14-2011, 06:11 PM   #12
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This has recently happened to both my 08 335 and 08 x5. Covered under warranty though.
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=476105

This is my DIY on how to repair peeling trims.
Nice diy
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the cf trim looks really good, where can i get it?
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My Trim is exactly like that too. I bought some Carbon Fiber Trim to wrap it.
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      04-14-2011, 10:18 PM   #16
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How hard is it to wrap the trim? I would assume that would be much cheaper than buying the CF molded replacement which I found for around $100
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if it is still under the original 4/50k warranty, it will be covered..
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      04-17-2011, 06:34 PM   #18
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CPO Coverage

Probably a silly question but what are the chances of this being covered under the CPO warranty?
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      04-17-2011, 08:03 PM   #19
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If the warranty is denied, you can also upgrade the piece to a real CF replacement piece. Here are a few pictures of what we have available.

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i also got this on the drive side door handle, guess can't be replace or repair easily, will try to ask dealer if its covered under warranty or not.
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First of all, brilliant post. I followed your same instructions to paint mine. I see some folks mention wrapping with 3M's carbon fiber Di-Noc vinyl wrap. I was unfamiliar with it so did some searches and have seen some amazing pics of folks doing their interiors with it. Wish I could have found some locally and I would have used that instead of painting. If anyone is interested, I found this DIY video of wrapping this exact part:


If there is anyone in the Cincinnati/Dayton, Ohio area that has experience with this I would love to hear from them.
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