XBimmers X1   XBimmers X1
  XBimmers X1

Go Back   XBimmers | BMW X1 Forum > BMW X1 Forums > General BMW X1 (E84) Forum

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-18-2011, 05:49 PM   #1
danintas
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2011 BMW X1 23d Auto
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tasmania, Australia

Posts: 165
iTrader: (0)

Door Frames

Noticed when I washed my X1 yesterday that the black section of the door frames is very susceptible to showing finger prints, scratches and other marks (see photos below).

Are all X1ís like this?

Maybe there is a product which can be used to clean them more thoroughly?
Attached Images
  
danintas is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      06-20-2011, 06:37 AM   #2
mario486
Mario
 
mario486's Avatar
 
Drives: X1 XDrive 2.0d, Mini Cooper
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Scotland/Alba

Posts: 981
iTrader: (0)

Hi Danitas,

Any good quality trim cleaner/refurbisher should take out those marks. I have waxed mine so the fingerprints don't mark that plastic, and yes I have noticed that it marks quite easily. I think its one of the lower quality areas on the X1.

To wax it I use Zymol Detail Wax, just rub it in with your fingers and buff off with a microfibre cloth.

I must tell you about a new product though that I came across. Stuff is called "Valet PRO Dionysus Trim Glitz " and its very very good. I used some on my Mini's plastic trim over the weekend and it really works well. Its got a light gloss finish so only really useful for shiny plastics.

To get fingerprints off plastics you may also want to try the same stuff you use to remove bugs/tar from a cars bodywork, I find it works as well.

Hope this helps
__________________
"Do or do not, there is no try!" - Master Yoda
"Always in motion is the future" - Master Yoda
"Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is" - Master Yoda
"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living" - Nelson Mandela
mario486 is offline   Scotland
0
Reply With Quote
      06-20-2011, 05:17 PM   #3
danintas
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2011 BMW X1 23d Auto
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tasmania, Australia

Posts: 165
iTrader: (0)

Thanks Mario486,

The Zymol is available in Australia, so I will try that.

The Trim Glitz sounds like a great product ... I'll keep an eye out for it's availability in Australia via Google.

Many thanks
danintas is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      06-21-2011, 04:20 AM   #4
mario486
Mario
 
mario486's Avatar
 
Drives: X1 XDrive 2.0d, Mini Cooper
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Scotland/Alba

Posts: 981
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by danintas View Post
Thanks Mario486,

The Zymol is available in Australia, so I will try that.

The Trim Glitz sounds like a great product ... I'll keep an eye out for it's availability in Australia via Google.

Many thanks
Hi Danintas,

I get most of my stuff from http://www.monzacarcare.com They have a good selection and great service. I alsoknow they do ship internationally but not sure what the shipping costs would be halfway around the world!
__________________
"Do or do not, there is no try!" - Master Yoda
"Always in motion is the future" - Master Yoda
"Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is" - Master Yoda
"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living" - Nelson Mandela
mario486 is offline   Scotland
0
Reply With Quote
      06-22-2011, 04:51 AM   #5
alexmcred
Private
 
alexmcred's Avatar
 
Drives: 318d GT M Sport
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ireland

Posts: 83
iTrader: (0)

You should check out the bilberry wheel cleaner by Valet PRO as well great product for cleaning the alloys without any acid I order my stuff from http://www.shinearama.co.uk
alexmcred is offline   Ireland
0
Reply With Quote
      06-22-2011, 04:59 AM   #6
drandazzo
New Member
 
Drives: BMW X5
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Melbourne

Posts: 25
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by danintas View Post
Noticed when I washed my X1 yesterday that the black section of the door frames is very susceptible to showing finger prints, scratches and other marks (see photos below).

Are all X1ís like this?

Maybe there is a product which can be used to clean them more thoroughly?
Unfortunately your going to get finger prints with the matte finish i use meguiars trim detailer it worked well on the X5 pillars and plastic trim. On the X1 I opted for high gloss finish, purely because of all the maintenance required on the plastic trims
drandazzo is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-22-2011, 05:06 PM   #7
danintas
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2011 BMW X1 23d Auto
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tasmania, Australia

Posts: 165
iTrader: (0)

Thanks for the advice guys ... I'll work on them over the weekend
danintas is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      06-24-2011, 05:21 PM   #8
danintas
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2011 BMW X1 23d Auto
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tasmania, Australia

Posts: 165
iTrader: (0)

Bought a product called "Mothers Plastic Polish" and applied after I washed the X1 yesterday ... a big improvement!

Rubbed it on with a microfibre cloth and buffed when it was reasonably dry ... the fingerprints no longer stick
Attached Images
 
danintas is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      06-25-2011, 07:22 AM   #9
Phil777
Phil
 
Drives: 2010 550i GT, 2012 X1 28i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Toronto

Posts: 82
iTrader: (0)

Wow - this looks amazing Danintas - thanks for the tip! I will also try this on my 550i GT - same problem...
Phil777 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      06-25-2011, 03:01 PM   #10
mario486
Mario
 
mario486's Avatar
 
Drives: X1 XDrive 2.0d, Mini Cooper
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Scotland/Alba

Posts: 981
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by danintas View Post
Bought a product called "Mothers Plastic Polish" and applied after I washed the X1 yesterday ... a big improvement!

Rubbed it on with a microfibre cloth and buffed when it was reasonably dry ... the fingerprints no longer stick
Bloody hell, amazing before and after pics. Well done Danitas, looks like you are onto some good stuff there!
__________________
"Do or do not, there is no try!" - Master Yoda
"Always in motion is the future" - Master Yoda
"Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is" - Master Yoda
"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living" - Nelson Mandela
mario486 is offline   Scotland
0
Reply With Quote
      06-28-2011, 02:46 PM   #11
DWB1873
Private
 
Drives: X1 20d xDrive Auto
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Guernsey

Posts: 68
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mario486 View Post
Hi Danitas,

Any good quality trim cleaner/refurbisher should take out those marks. I have waxed mine so the fingerprints don't mark that plastic, and yes I have noticed that it marks quite easily. I think its one of the lower quality areas on the X1.

To wax it I use Zymol Detail Wax, just rub it in with your fingers and buff off with a microfibre cloth.

Hope this helps
This one?
http://www.monzacarcare.com/zymol-wa...uba-wax-56g/0/
DWB1873 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-28-2011, 03:19 PM   #12
mario486
Mario
 
mario486's Avatar
 
Drives: X1 XDrive 2.0d, Mini Cooper
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Scotland/Alba

Posts: 981
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DWB1873 View Post
Yes, bit its for trim only. Also its very expensive and a tiny pot. You can also use the zymol body polish (I use the titanium one) on trim.

But I have also started using this one :

http://www.monzacarcare.com/valet-pr...-trim-glitz/0/

It works very well, just keep it off glass as it leaves a smudge thats difficult to clean off.
__________________
"Do or do not, there is no try!" - Master Yoda
"Always in motion is the future" - Master Yoda
"Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is" - Master Yoda
"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living" - Nelson Mandela
mario486 is offline   Scotland
0
Reply With Quote
      06-28-2011, 03:40 PM   #13
DWB1873
Private
 
Drives: X1 20d xDrive Auto
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Guernsey

Posts: 68
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mario486 View Post
Yes, bit its for trim only. Also its very expensive and a tiny pot. You can also use the zymol body polish (I use the titanium one) on trim.

But I have also started using this one :

[url]http://www.monzacarcare.com/valet-pro/valet-pro-dionysus-trim-glitz/
Hmm, £15 postage - might email them to see if that can be reduced. I've also found oddities in the past as some of the car products are deemed 'explosive' so at best can't be flown in, at worst they won't even ship them in...

Still, worth a try. Thanks!
DWB1873 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-28-2011, 05:17 PM   #14
mario486
Mario
 
mario486's Avatar
 
Drives: X1 XDrive 2.0d, Mini Cooper
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Scotland/Alba

Posts: 981
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DWB1873 View Post
Hmm, £15 postage - might email them to see if that can be reduced. I've also found oddities in the past as some of the car products are deemed 'explosive' so at best can't be flown in, at worst they won't even ship them in...

Still, worth a try. Thanks!
The Zymol wax products are natural, non-petrolium, you can eat it Smells good enough anyway. Shipping should not be a problem. Contains a % of carnauba wax, which comes from a tree. How much, depends on the price Carnauba wax is pretty much the best known at the moment. There are other brands as well. Dodo juice, Swissvax, etc. There is also a very good one on eBay, called Harley Wax. Search for it, it's a lot cheaper but amongst the best I have seen. If you do get some, please read the instructions carefully to get the best result. Or ask me.
__________________
"Do or do not, there is no try!" - Master Yoda
"Always in motion is the future" - Master Yoda
"Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is" - Master Yoda
"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living" - Nelson Mandela
mario486 is offline   Scotland
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:59 AM.




xbimmers
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST