Piano black scratches

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by 2ono, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. 2ono

    2ono New Member

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    Hi I have some scratches on the piano black on the centre console of my C63s, does anyone know the best way/product to remove the scratches? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. reflexboy

    reflexboy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Various grade polishes works well. If you don't have a range of detailing products to hand, use T-Cut, followed by a fine polish such as Autoglym SRP and finish off with household Pledge and a duster. That worked a treat of the fine scratches on my Black Age pieces
     
  3. David404

    David404 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Bit of topic but recently sat in a show room display W213 (brand new un-registered car), first thing I noticed, scratches on the piano black centre console. :eek: Thinking that these finishes must be very delicate, look fab when new/unmarked but long term quite put me off that finish.

    Good luck polishing off and do post back on success and thoughts on durability of the finish, perhaps I just spotted the bad one...
     
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    markwibbs Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    PhilLinda Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Meguiars Ultimate Compound will do the trick.
     
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    ShaunB Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks, I've have some of that stuff ok already.
    Have you used it on the internal trims before?
    Any tips would be greatly appreciated?
     
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    PhilLinda Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I've used it on interior trim and on the black plastic 'B Pillar' on the door. works really well to remove scratches.
     
  9. oldguy57

    oldguy57 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I have the piano black trim as well and I wondered about maintenance. I'm pretty sure I saw a You Tube of this finish being machine polished and that it is lacquer coated, so treat as any lacquer finish. I don't think it's particularly delicate just that a highly polished black finish shows the tiniest of marks.
     
  10. Merc55k

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    My piano black dash trim is a bit of a mess with light scratches, i thought about actually removing it from the car and getting a machine polisher on to it or even just better access by hand. Anyone know how easy it is to remove the wood section from the dash on an '05 CLS?
     
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    23 Romeo Tango Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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  12. PaulG

    PaulG Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I gave up and wrapped mine.

    The slightly-matt finish of the wrap is harder wearing and less Liberace, so I'm happy.

    There's literally hundreds of different patterns available, I just happened to go for Burr Elm. The W164 interior could certainly use some "humanising". The brushed aluminium and Piano black only add to the down-market utilitarian feel, so it had to go.

    All IMHO, of course. You could always use a wrap that looks like the original....

    Did this 3 years ago and it still looks perfect. Total cost for the vinyl wrap was £10(!) on ebay.
     
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