Autotalent
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   BMW M3 and BMW M4 Forum > BMW F80 M3 / F82 M4 Technical Topics > Cosmetic Maintenance (Wash/Wax/Detailing/Exterior Restoration & Repairs)

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-13-2015, 10:56 PM   #1
te37
Major
te37's Avatar
481
Rep
1,131
Posts

Drives: F80 SS/SO 6MT
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: ATL

iTrader: (3)

F80: Rubber trim above door windows

I know from BMW experience that this will dry out and look like crap over time. Any way to protect it? I cannot believe a car of this price point would have that exposed rubber like that. Not an M3, but same concept.
Name:  DSC_1343.jpg
Views: 2059
Size:  75.7 KB
Appreciate 0
      10-13-2015, 11:22 PM   #2
yerffejleahcim
Captain
yerffejleahcim's Avatar
95
Rep
653
Posts

Drives: '16 F80 M3 Alpine White
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Oahu

iTrader: (0)

I use this every car wash.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Michael

2016 F80 M3 Alpine White / Sakhir Orange / DCT
Appreciate 0
      10-14-2015, 01:57 AM   #3
Fast4d
Captain
250
Rep
873
Posts

Drives: 325
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: So cal

iTrader: (0)

use a dressing that has uv protection
Appreciate 0
      10-14-2015, 02:11 AM   #4
2sporty
Private First Class
Germany
42
Rep
145
Posts

Drives: M4
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Munich

iTrader: (0)

Gummi Pflege
Appreciate 3
      10-14-2015, 10:47 AM   #5
brianeck
Part Time Firetruck Crash Barrier
brianeck's Avatar
645
Rep
1,431
Posts

Drives: 2015 F80 M3 Sakhir/Amaro Brown
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Nyack NY

iTrader: (0)

Armorall also. Rubber is rubber you have to maintain that on all cars.
Appreciate 0
      10-15-2015, 08:05 AM   #6
Clark_Kent
Major
Clark_Kent's Avatar
1111
Rep
1,415
Posts

Drives: Retired
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Atlanta, GA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2sporty View Post
Gummi Pflege
+1
Appreciate 0
      10-15-2015, 10:23 AM   #7
mrduder
Captain
mrduder's Avatar
438
Rep
783
Posts

Drives: 2015 M4
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Irvine, CA

iTrader: (0)

I got the Maguiars plastic restorer stuff and it works great! I use it on my rubber windshield trim cuz it gets faded and water spots all over it every singe time you wash the car. use this and it stays nice till the next time it's washed. works great!
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      10-20-2015, 06:16 PM   #8
rubber_ducky
Colonel
rubber_ducky's Avatar
345
Rep
2,946
Posts

Drives: roach coach
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: boston-ish

iTrader: (21)

There are lots of products available to keep that area looking factory fresh. Just be sure that whatever product you chose is compatible with rubber. Some of the "black restorer" products are compatible with unpainted black plastics & vinyl but not rubber
Appreciate 0
      10-20-2015, 07:31 PM   #9
Xtabi
Colonel
Xtabi's Avatar
United_States
1588
Rep
2,004
Posts

Drives: 2016 M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Columbus, Ohio

iTrader: (0)

I detailed my car for the first time today. I used this product on the rubber and plastic. It worked really well. I hope it keeps it protected going forward for many years.

Thanks for making this post. Or else I would not have paid attention to the trim with a special product.

http://www.chemicalguys.com/G6_Hyper...tvd_110_16.htm
__________________
2016 F80 | MG/SO | DCT | Adaptive M Suspension | 19" Black 437M Wheels | CF Roof | CF Trim
Appreciate 0
      10-20-2015, 09:37 PM   #10
Money2536
Money2536's Avatar
United_States
1033
Rep
2,096
Posts

Drives: ' 16 GT3 RS | '13 E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The Villages, FL

iTrader: (1)

First thing you'll want to do is get it clean. I use a paper towel and Isoprophyl Alcohol and keep wiping until I get most of the black dirt out. It can take a while. Then I use Wolf's Trim Coat that is amazing, but... We can't get it in the US any longer. All of the "back to black" stuff is only temporary and is just masking the problem rather than fixing it.

I have some of this, but haven't tried it yet.

http://www.esotericcarcare.com/gyeon-q2-trim/
Appreciate 2
      10-21-2015, 08:47 AM   #11
te37
Major
te37's Avatar
481
Rep
1,131
Posts

Drives: F80 SS/SO 6MT
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: ATL

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Money2536 View Post
First thing you'll want to do is get it clean. I use a paper towel and Isoprophyl Alcohol and keep wiping until I get most of the black dirt out. It can take a while. Then I use Wolf's Trim Coat that is amazing, but... We can't get it in the US any longer. All of the "back to black" stuff is only temporary and is just masking the problem rather than fixing it.

I have some of this, but haven't tried it yet.

http://www.esotericcarcare.com/gyeon-q2-trim/
I watched your YouTube video (3 part series) the other day of the M3 detail and paint correction you did, and got a lot of pointers from that, I also did do lots of cleaning with the IPA on the rubber moldings to get them to look new again. Let me (us) know how that Gyeon works out.
Thanks,
Nick
Appreciate 1
      09-29-2019, 10:04 PM   #12
Cboy
Enlisted Member
5
Rep
47
Posts

Drives: 2018 AW F80 ZCP
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Hawaii

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by te37 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Money2536 View Post
First thing you'll want to do is get it clean. I use a paper towel and Isoprophyl Alcohol and keep wiping until I get most of the black dirt out. It can take a while. Then I use Wolf's Trim Coat that is amazing, but... We can't get it in the US any longer. All of the "back to black" stuff is only temporary and is just masking the problem rather than fixing it.

I have some of this, but haven't tried it yet.

http://www.esotericcarcare.com/gyeon-q2-trim/
I watched your YouTube video (3 part series) the other day of the M3 detail and paint correction you did, and got a lot of pointers from that, I also did do lots of cleaning with the IPA on the rubber moldings to get them to look new again. Let me (us) know how that Gyeon works out.
Thanks,
Nick
I know this is super old but I found it via google. I tried Alcohol and it worked some.

I used stoners tarminator on a microfiber and rubbed a little and it's super clean and like new!
Appreciate 0
      09-30-2019, 06:46 PM   #13
rjd598
Major General
rjd598's Avatar
United_States
1196
Rep
6,412
Posts

Drives: F30 340i
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego,CA

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2016 BMW 340i  [0.00]
carpro perl is a longer lasting option than most suggested (minus the coatings obviously) if you don't want to break the bank. prep is the key as to most parts of detailing.
Appreciate 0
      09-30-2019, 07:25 PM   #14
Cboy
Enlisted Member
5
Rep
47
Posts

Drives: 2018 AW F80 ZCP
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Hawaii

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rjd598 View Post
carpro perl is a longer lasting option than most suggested (minus the coatings obviously) if you don't want to break the bank. prep is the key as to most parts of detailing.
The beauty of cleaning this properly is there is no need to dress it that I can see right now. It's a clean matte black again instead of having shiny spots in it.
Appreciate 0
      09-30-2019, 07:35 PM   #15
rjd598
Major General
rjd598's Avatar
United_States
1196
Rep
6,412
Posts

Drives: F30 340i
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego,CA

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2016 BMW 340i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cboy View Post
The beauty of cleaning this properly is there is no need to dress it that I can see right now. It's a clean matte black again instead of having shiny spots in it.
you're kidding right? is your trim magically going to repel all the elements once it's BARE with zero protection? it got to that state for a reason. wax/sealants/ceramics are a waste too then...
Appreciate 0
      10-04-2019, 09:16 AM   #16
Nonopr01
Lieutenant
99
Rep
521
Posts

Drives: 2017 BMW M3
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: San Juan, PR

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by te37 View Post
I know from BMW experience that this will dry out and look like crap over time. Any way to protect it? I cannot believe a car of this price point would have that exposed rubber like that. Not an M3, but same concept.
Attachment 1299118
Looks like a lot of rain in your area
Appreciate 0
      10-21-2019, 10:01 PM   #17
Jason60051
New Member
United_States
0
Rep
10
Posts

Drives: 2018 BMW M3 ZCP Acura MDX
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Northwest Chicago

iTrader: (0)

303 Aerospace Protectant...find it on amazon for $17. Works great.
__________________
2018 M3 ZCP; 2017 Acura MDX Advance
Appreciate 0
      10-21-2019, 10:18 PM   #18
Eric S
Lieutenant
Eric S's Avatar
257
Rep
497
Posts

Drives: in pre-order stages
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: orange, ca

iTrader: (0)

Ceramic Boost From Supreme Detail Supply, or the Ceramic coating is what we typically use now

Clean with IPA first, then condition/treat
Appreciate 0
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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:22 PM.




f80post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
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