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  • JackNorris
    Member Since: 07 Jun 2016
    Location: Beds/Bucks
    Posts: 80
    United Kingdom 

    Black trim scratched at rear

    So picked it up Friday and noticed the black trims are slightly scuffed/scratched.

    I am pushing for a new bumper but it’s unlikely as they are minor.

    They want to repair but I don’t want them to just stick some back to black or silicone on them and be done.

    Has anyone had a successful repair on black trim?

    Thanks

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  • Simon S
    Member Since: 15 Feb 2019
    Location: Towcester
    Posts: 46
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Carpathian Grey

    SMART repairs are quite impressive usually - see what you think of the repair and if it isn't satisfactory then push for the replacement bumper.
    In reality if they had spotted the scuffs themselves (which they should have on the PDI) then they would have done the repair without telling you before collection I guess!!

    Simon S
    HSE Commercial on order in Carpathian.
  • Russell
    Member Since: 26 Jun 2016
    Location: Lydd
    Posts: 789
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 First Edition Namib Orange

    Re: Black trim scratched at rear

    JackNorris wrote:
    So picked it up Friday and noticed the black trims are slightly scuffed/scratched.

    I am pushing for a new bumper but it’s unlikely as they are minor.

    They want to repair but I don’t want them to just stick some back to black or silicone on them and be done.

    Has anyone had a successful repair on black trim?

    Thanks


    Are thes the gloss black ones or the naturally plastic finish.

    Either way they are both very soft and mark/scratch very easily Big Cry

    Namib Orange 1st Edition with black roof and wheels.
    Privacy, tow bar, drive pack, surround camera, heated front & rear seats, auto dim door mirrors, side steps, remote Pro, RSE, arm rest fridge dash cam front and rear.
  • JackNorris
    Member Since: 07 Jun 2016
    Location: Beds/Bucks
    Posts: 80
    United Kingdom 

    Thanks both, these are the naturally black ones.

    i didnt let them put the car anywhere near the wash bay/valeteers and will let my detailer do it next week.

    Although, that said, the car hasnt been washed yet and i still spotted them...

    We are having a discussion tonight, think ill let them repair once, and if its faulty, they can replace.

    Got this and the cubby on rear of centre console to discuss.

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  • al cope
    Member Since: 02 Jan 2019
    Location: Oldbury
    Posts: 152
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Corris Grey

    If its the Piano Black trim Jack. Meguitres Ultimate Compound will fetch them up very nicely - I've used it on mine

    Al

    whey hey - D5 HSE 2Ltr in Corris with black roof, black & dynamic packs & 22" black alloys, a bit of a change after 2 D3's and 2 D4's Smile
  • Jevs
    Member Since: 02 Mar 2019
    Location: Staffs
    Posts: 6
    United Kingdom 

    Hi,

    what was the outcome of the scratches ?

    After a couple of weeks , whilst washing mine, the hosepipe rubbed the rear nearside corner cap. Like yours it is virgin plastic.

    Spoke to a few of the smart repair companies (and those in the plastic industry ..especially bumpers..) and have been told that "repair" is not possible.

    For now, I'm living with the scratches and being very careful with the hosepipe !

    J
  • JackNorris
    Member Since: 07 Jun 2016
    Location: Beds/Bucks
    Posts: 80
    United Kingdom 

    Yeh they attempted it and although improved I could still see marks elsewhere.

    They wanted to send it to a bodyshop which at 3 days old I wasn't having. With silicone on it you cant see them so im living with it Smile

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  • milesg
    Member Since: 28 Apr 2019
    Location: Gloucestershire
    Posts: 40
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Indus Silver

    try Gtechniq C4 permanent trim restorer. THE best stuff, lasts for 6mths +, makes it black, not grey, clean finish, no grease. Seriously, amazing stuff. I got 30ml on amazon, did it last week and all the trim, including black plastics in door well look amazing.

    HSE Lux in Silver / Black
  • alex
    Member Since: 28 Jun 2019
    Location: Chester
    Posts: 7
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery TDV6 HSE Lux Corris Grey

    al cope wrote:
    If its the Piano Black trim Jack. Meguitres Ultimate Compound will fetch them up very nicely - I've used it on mine

    Al


    Al, I saw your message above about the Meguiars Ultimate Compound on the piano black trim. I have swirl marks on the pillars that are piano black (dynamic pack). Did that stuff get rid of them? Also, by hand or machine?

    Photo kind of shows it.....
  • alex
    Member Since: 28 Jun 2019
    Location: Chester
    Posts: 7
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery TDV6 HSE Lux Corris Grey

    Photo didnt attach!

  • JackNorris
    Member Since: 07 Jun 2016
    Location: Beds/Bucks
    Posts: 80
    United Kingdom 

    No, they probably need a machine polish with a cutting compound, the trims are just plastic and can be dressed

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  • MURPHY108
    Member Since: 18 May 2019
    Location: Manchester
    Posts: 8
    United Kingdom 

    Well after trying to polish out the swirls on the black trims and already managing to scratch one of the front door trims, I've had all the pillars wrapped in Xpel pain protection film.

    Really pleased...you can't tell it's on and it gives the black a really deep shine , also had the sliding cup holder thingy coated as the finger prints and scratches were driving me mad.

    Saw a demo of the self healing properties and it looks impressive.

    Will take some pictures when it's been washed if anyone's interested Very Happy
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 177
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    pictures would be great - sounds interesting!

    Drives MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey/Glacier
  • MURPHY108
    Member Since: 18 May 2019
    Location: Manchester
    Posts: 8
    United Kingdom 

    They actually look better than they did when they were fitted. Sorry hard to get a picture without reflections.

    Really pleased Very Happy - one or two small bubbles but they say that should come out once the sun gets to it, Since it was done on Thursday they've almost gone if not they will replace.

    They didn't want to do the rest of the centre console without removing it as they use a lot of solution to apply the film and they were worried about the electrics

    i'd polished out the scratches on the B pillar as much is could but even where i couldn't get them perfect you can't see any marks because of the film.







  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 177
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    That looks great, very shiny!

    Drives MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey/Glacier
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