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Old 05-07-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
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303 Aerospace safe to use on wood grain trim?

So I'm gonna order a bottle of this product for my X5 that have alot of long panels of wood grain. Is it ok to use this?

It'll be easier to just use one product for the entire interior.

Or do I need to use a different product for the wood trim?
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:36 AM   #2
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It should be fine (and they said I was incapable of giving a short answer)
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:16 PM   #3
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It smears...won't do any good. With the wood trim I tend to treat it similarly to glass as it has a clear protective coating on it. I have used caranuba wax on it before with good results...just need to make sure you don't get wax on your door panels.

Aside from that, the best way to protect the wood trim is window tint, and a sunshade.

Edit: Should not hurt it, though.
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Longer answer-

Wood Trim

The 'wood' trim in most vehicles (some Aston Martin, BMW, Jaguar, Lexus and Mercedes Benz models use real wood) which is protected with a urethane clear coat, polyurethane or a thin lacquer, which is very easily scratched.

Clean with a chemical cleaner (Klasse All-In-One or Zaino Z-AIO) and then buff with a clean micro fibre towel
Remove scratches with a fine polish (Menzerna PO85RDor 3M Plastic Polish and Cleaner)
Maintenance- use an anti-static plastic cleaner (Iz einszett Cockpit Premium) which includes UV protection, alternate by using a clean damp micro fibre towel


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