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    Protecting the CX-5's shiny interior trim

    Just bought a new CX-5. And of course, there is the dreaded shiney black plastic inside. What have you guys done to keep that from getting scratched and looking nasty?

    A pre-cut film would be nice, but I am not finding that easily. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

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    I ended up wrapping mine. Didn't find anything pre-cut.

    https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/show...-Today/page376

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    I canít wait for piano black to not be in!

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    Thereís a treatment product called Plexus that Iíve had luck with. Not bulletproof, but it helps prevent the micro scratching and polishes any existing blemishes.

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    I use Plexus as well. It's great stuff. Also good for taillights and headlights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwalko View Post
    I ended up wrapping mine. Didn't find anything pre-cut.

    https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/show...-Today/page376
    I like this idea! Thanks for the reply.

    What did you for making sure the cuts were perfect? Additionally, did you just use a regular exacto knife?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmhumr View Post
    There*s a treatment product called Plexus that I*ve had luck with. Not bulletproof, but it helps prevent the micro scratching and polishes any existing blemishes.
    I'm guess you didn't spray directly on it in the car, correct? Spray to cloth, then apply?

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    I took everything apart so the wrap goes underneath everything. It's not perfect, but turned out good enough for me. Used an Xacto and a heat gun, and watched a few videos on youtube about how to apply wraps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwalko View Post
    I ended up wrapping mine. Didn't find anything pre-cut.

    https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/show...-Today/page376
    I got my roll of that film in this weekend. I ordered from your Amazon link. I notice that in your pics, it is almost grey as opposed to the deep black that it actually is. I assume thats due to the flash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovell88 View Post
    I'm guess you didn't spray directly on it in the car, correct? Spray to cloth, then apply?
    Depends on the size of the part. For nooks and crannies Iíd spray on the towel first, for parts with larger surface area I spray directly on. A little overspray wonít hurt anything if you wipe off when done.

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    Probably just the lighting. If the photo go too dark, it didn't show any of the texture. It is a lot darker than the stock wood piece, but I think it looks really good.

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