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Old 09-13-2018, 09:01 PM   #1
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Cleaning Piano Black Dash Trim

What do you guys use for cleaning and protecting the Piano Black Trim on the dash around the entertainment head unit etc.
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:12 AM   #2
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What do you guys use for cleaning and protecting the Piano Black Trim on the dash around the entertainment head unit etc.


I don’t have it in my GTI but on a ‘13 Dodge Dart I used to have I’d stick strips of masking tape to it and peel it up. It seemed to do a decent job avoiding swirls and scratches from using rags and brushes. A good shot of compressed air beforehand probably wouldn’t hurt either. Of course it took a while and had far less surface area than the GTI does...


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Old 09-21-2018, 02:33 PM   #3
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First, remove dust with a small fluffy electrostatic duster. Dampen a clean microfiber cloth with softened or distilled water, and gently clean fingerprints and other dirt, and wipe with a clean dry microfiber cloth. Always be as gentle as possible so you avoid scratching it. The best way to care for it in the first place is to never touch the black with your fingers, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing. Then all you need to do is dust. I so wish the R had the full fake carbon fiber trim like the GTI has.
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