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    Piano Black Interior Trim Scratch Removal

    Wondering if anyone has found something to take out the fine scratches that develop in what is called Piano Black Trim (maybe that's what they call all gloss black trim). I have a 2012 Escape Limited and the trim that is on the console and dash is being called out as Piano Black on the window sticker. They are not real deep, just more of a micro marring I would guess. But when the sun hits it, it's pretty uuugggghhhh!

    I haven't tried anything yet being that I don't want to make it worst. So I was wondering if anyone else has found something to use on it with the vast knowledge and experience on this forum. I've looked on here and I see a lot of people say a finer polish, I thought I would see if anybody had luck with a certain brand or not.

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    Re: Piano Black Interior Trim Scratch Removal

    I had excellent results with this product on my Audi's glossy wood trim. Meguiar's Scratch X 2.0 Fine Scratch and Blemish Remover

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    Re: Piano Black Interior Trim Scratch Removal

    Blackfire One Step works great. If you haven't ordered a quart yet do it. You will love it.

    One and done



    BLACKFIRE One Step 32 ounce bottle



    If you plan on coating your car then of course you cannot use a cleaner/wax anywhere.


    Very Important
    Under the black plastic shell is WHITE plastic. Don't buff hard around edges or you'll buff/burn through. No fixing at this point.

    BF One Step is very safe. Be sure to use a foam polishing pad or foam finishing pad. Never use cutting pads on Piano Plastic.


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    Re: Piano Black Interior Trim Scratch Removal

    Carpro Essence Primer is really good at finishing off black glossy trim.

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    Re: Piano Black Interior Trim Scratch Removal

    I use Griot’s 3-1 wax, gently on small sections. You’ll pick up a lot of residue, so stay in small sections. Then, do yourself a huge favor and get PPF put on it. I send every client with that to my film guy. It protects and will hide the defects you can’t get.

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    Re: Piano Black Interior Trim Scratch Removal

    Quote Originally Posted by DBAILEY View Post
    Carpro Essence Primer is really good at finishing off black glossy trim.
    Do you use hand or machine?

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    Re: Piano Black Interior Trim Scratch Removal

    I have done it both ways on the interior. It's usually too small for machine. On outside gloss trim I use machine.

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    Re: Piano Black Interior Trim Scratch Removal

    Quote Originally Posted by DBAILEY View Post
    I have done it both ways on the interior. It's usually too small for machine. On outside gloss trim I use machine.
    Thanks, I have a Ibred that hopefully will work on the interior.

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    Re: Piano Black Interior Trim Scratch Removal

    Just do very small sections.

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    Re: Piano Black Interior Trim Scratch Removal

    It's the same concept Mike talks about using something like a jewelling cleaner wax to finish off highly scratch sensitive paint. The slick feel makes wipe off less problematic. I thought Essence primer would also add some hardness too. I've used it on wood trim pieces with glossy clear too.

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