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Hi all! I just got my brand new 15 reg Mini Cooper which I was really happy with until I noticed fine swirly scratches in the piano black trim, I've only had the car a day and it's obvious that this has happened when they valeted it, totally unimpressed - has this happened to anyone else? I'm not sure how they will fix it ?
 

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I haven't looked at mine in bright light, but now I'll have to give a look. Geez, if it scratches I'll have to be really careful when cleaning it.
 

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I'm not so sure it was a good idea having it now!


Ive got Piano black trim in my F56 and had it for 2 years in my previous R56 and never had a problem. Piano black is solid plastic so fine scratches should buff out with car polish wheras Ive has silver trim on the door ellipses in the past which wore off (silver painted black plastic) on the door panels where Id caught it with my foot when getting in.
 

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You can get 3m clear protective film quite easily on EBay. I'm not sure how easy it would be to apply so it looks good. Car polish may work but might make it worse - I'd be nervous about it personally.
 

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It should be replaced so tell them this is what you expect immediately.

Piano Black is very delicate in this way.
 

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Thanks for all your comments. I was going to take the car back to the dealership to show them but they phoned before I got chance! They have said that the fine lines cannot be polished out so they are going to sort something out and get back to me, the only problem is that its all of the piano black trim on the dash even the top of the visual boost radio thing! Disappointing when it's a brand new car ?
 
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