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    Door vinyl spot

    I Just detailed my interior using aerospace 303 and everything looks good except now I have noticed a large spot on the black vinyl at the top of the door (see photos in link). I'ts almost like the original finish is worn away in this area and it's now faded; I never noticed it before and I don't think the 303 had anything to do with it but now it's more pronounced. I don't know what it's from, maybe previous owner used to rest his elbow here or something but anyway, looking for some advice on how to restore the spot area to make it look new again like the rest of the door. I've tried spraying the 303 directly on and rubbing it in with my fingers and then wiping off but at soon as it dries, the spot is back. This is bugging me, everthing else looks gorgeous and this faded area kind of stands out now. Anybody got suggestions for what to treat this area with to get rid of the spot? Don't let me resort to Armour All......This is on an '07 335i by the way.

    see faded area in photos:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/4685706...57632788360407

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    you can try leather polish its used for leather jackets i have never tryed it on a car interior but it might work

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    are you sure you didnt wipe that spot dry? id keep at it with what you have

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    Did you resolve it?

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    Haven't resolved it yet, I'm going to hit it lightly with some hot water and soap to make sure it's not just dirt. I think the original finish is worn off here though and I don't want to make it worse. If that's the case I'll need some kind of touch up stuff; somebody mentioned Black Wow, I might look into it. I'll report back later...

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    try 1Z blitz

    that would be the best cleaner i can think of for that type of material

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    Well, I tried to scrub it with just some hot soapy water and a microfiber towel and still the same; I actually looked at it with a magnifying glass (yeah i'm not messin around) and it does look like the original shiny finish is worn off here so, I think I need some kind of paint/polish to restore the finish; I'm even thinking about black shoe polish....Anybody got any other ideas?

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    I don't know who our detailing expert is.

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    Anybody heard of Colorbond? Maybe I need some of this stuff, it's kind of like a vinyl spray paint that bonds to the vinyl. They even have a bmw black matched color:

    http://www.bryndana.com/

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    If youre looking fir dyes look at swissvax
    Its pricey but their products are really good

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    That Swissvax is pricey; I don't really see any dye stuff on their website though, I think I will try the Colorbond, will let u guys know how it turns out...

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    I have that same spot on my door, pretty sure its from resting my left elbow there while holding the wheel. Trying to train myself to stop. Bad news is i dont' think it can be corrected, because its actually worn. Might have to look into purchasing a new door skin. This is probably common with most 6MT's because we drive with the left and shift with the right.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
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    I have that same spot on my door, pretty sure its from resting my left elbow there while holding the wheel. Trying to train myself to stop. Bad news is i dont' think it can be corrected, because its actually worn. Might have to look into purchasing a new door skin. This is probably common with most 6MT's because we drive with the left and shift with the right.
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