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Old 06-12-2015, 11:05 AM   #1
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Wood interior trim

I've been told that the interior trim on the 330ci w/sport pkg is wood. I've also been told it's plastic. Can anyone give me some clarification? Thx.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:09 AM   #2
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It is wood trim colored to make it look like wood and it is plastic. One of the few cars I know that had some real wood in it was older Lexus'
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:47 AM   #3
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Real wood from what I've seen.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:48 AM   #4
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It's real wood. I know because I accidentally took a chip out of mine while replacing the regulator.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:35 PM   #5
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Well that should clear it up pretty definitively....'it is plastic'...oh wait...'Real wood'...hold on...'It's real wood'... or:'plastic moldings with actual wood'

Ive always wondered myself and have seen it claimed both ways.
So 2 votes for real wood and one for plastic. And now one vote for "both" plastic and wood!



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Maybe it's plastic moldings with actual wood trim on the inside.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:54 PM   #7
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it is real wood veneer on the top

repeat, Real Wood!
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:56 PM   #8
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Wood interior trim

Anyone "claiming" needs to stop. You've probably never touched it and don't know.

It's a real wood veneer over a plastic or sometimes metal backing. Veneer is a very thin material. Thin enough to be somewhat flexible.

Again, it's real wood.

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Old 06-12-2015, 01:28 PM   #9
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You've probably never touched it and don't know.

Again, it's real wood.
You sound like you touched some serious wood
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You sound like you touched some serious wood
well ya. i mean i'm not gay... but i still touch wood whenever possible.
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:13 PM   #12
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When I took mine apart and switched it, mine was plastic, then a metal layer, then a wood veneer followed by some sort of thick resin. This is why it probably gets confused quite a bit. I replaced mine for aluminum brush now though, I like it much more even though it can get kind of hot in the summer time.
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