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Just kind of pissed that after only a few days, I noticed a few scratches on the brushed aluminum next to the shifter on the center console and a scratch on the inside door handle.

I don't think their is anything you can use to remove the scratches, but is there anything you can use to protect the aluminum?
 

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the silver console parts are like that too. it is getting on my nerves that all my silver is getting scratched up from dirt/zune sitting on it.
 

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Not brushed aluminum since it is just solid with no effects, but I have the same gripe. I baby the interior and scratches are still showing up all over the place.

Initially thought about trying some mild polish on it, but I just got my Di-Noc in the mail today so it's just going to get covered up now :)
 

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If it was actually brushed aluminum it would scratch so easy. but since it's just plastic al you can do is either live with or sand it down and paint it.
 

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I like the idea of Di-Noc. How much does that stuff cost and is if fairly simple to apply? I'm assuming there is just adhesive on the one side that sticks to the plastic.
 

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the silver console parts are like that too. it is getting on my nerves that all my silver is getting scratched up from dirt/zune sitting on it.
like the Dr says...if it hurts, don't do it. ensure it's clean and set your Zune perhaps in your cupholder instead of on the silver plastic. that should help some. :)
 

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ERRONEOUS! haha I live in Fairbanks, Alaska, where road construction is the norm. not getting dirt in your car, is like notstaring at a hot chick with her boobs exposed... I'm just sayin'... lol
 

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My console looks OK, but my interior door handle is getting chewed up from my wedding ring. The plastic trim is pretty soft.
 

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ERRONEOUS! haha I live in Fairbanks, Alaska, where road construction is the norm. not getting dirt in your car, is like notstaring at a hot chick with her boobs exposed... I'm just sayin'... lol
i know this sounds dumb, but if you care it might be worth getting a very small detailer's brush or something of the like to brush it off before you lay the Zune on there.
 

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yeah, I need to figure something out... vinyl is fast becoming my solution...
 

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The same method of painting the exterior emblems would work well here, or more like Derrick's approach with his wheels.
Sand, primer, sand, paint, sand, paint, clear coat, sand x3 (3 coats of clear followed by sanding using finer grits as you go)
You can even finish with a coat of carnuba. All the sanding will remove any imperfections for less than ideal paint finsh, orange peel, dirt etc....fish eye will require a sand back and repaint
Plus: Cheap
Plus: Durable
Plus: Easy to remove any scratches that WILL occour( Same as you would with a scratch on the body, Megs 105,etc..)
Plus: Wide color choice
Plus: Small pieces
Plus:You can take a Mulligan anytime down the road and re-do
Con: no CF looks or pattern (s)
 
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