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    Caution - Piano Black Trim Pieces

    Just a word of caution... that super shiny piano black finish (outside b pillar, around shift lever) scratches like a bugger. Even just when washing/wiping you*ll easily cause tiny micro swirls so be super careful. My daughter has a 17 5 GT that*s really bad from using ppv car washes and the guys using their drying towels. My F150 too is pretty bad and I*m careful.

    The high gloss and the position of the trim, reflecting light, really highlights the scratches too.

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    It does. You can recover it with polish but it*s a faff. It*s easier to be *mindful* of it where possible.

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    I have banned my wife from car washes where someone else cleans the interior. Came back looking worse every time. She eventually noticed and agreed I was right.

    I canít wait for piano black to go out of style. Right now itís in like every new car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jthj View Post
    I have banned my wife from car washes where someone else cleans the interior. Came back looking worse every time. She eventually noticed and agreed I was right.

    I can*t wait for piano black to go out of style. Right now it*s in like every new car.
    Is there anything you can cover it with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougal View Post
    Is there anything you can cover it with?
    I covered my 18 Honda Accord outside pillars with expel ultimate, no scratches, you can't even tell it's there, but I had a really good installer do it. I've seen some installation of PPF to interior parts, but again, you need a really good installer to make it look seamless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anchorman View Post
    It does. You can recover it with polish but it*s a faff. It*s easier to be *mindful* of it where possible.
    *Faff*; how very British!

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    Right and the kids working at those car washes arenít mindful of anything in my experience.

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    I just roll right through t he automated carwash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unobtanium View Post
    I just roll right through t he automated carwash
    Those are fine as long as touchfree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougal View Post
    Is there anything you can cover it with?

    I wrapped the horizontal dash trim on mine, mainly to break up the monotonous *sea of black*.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jthj View Post
    Those are fine as long as touchfree.
    Also meaning nobody toweling dry at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kone View Post
    Also meaning nobody toweling dry at the end.
    Yup! Thatís a quick way to get scratched paint.

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    KBB review stated exactly that. It scratches just by looking at it.

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    mine B pillars are already scratched too after only 1 carwash. tried polishing but it doesnt work. Just be careful with auto cars washes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7eregrine View Post
    KBB review stated exactly that. It scratches just by looking at it.
    Did they actually say that, lol? I would agree. Polish and a good coat of wax will get rid of it, but they do scratch ridiculously easily.
    The inside black trim on the doors and center console scratches too easily as well. I was hoping for different trim material (maybe matte black) on the new sig that could be swapped into other models.

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