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      05-14-2019, 02:36 PM   #1
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Wear on door “armrest” alcantara

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I have an M4CS, (same doorcards as GTS) and have owned since brand new, I’ve recently turned 4K miles and have noticed wear on the small alcantara armrests on the doors exactly where my elbow always sits.

Has anyone else suffered this and are the alcantara sections a separate part that I can order a couple of new ones for spares?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi guys

I have an M4CS, (same doorcards as GTS) and have owned since brand new, I’ve recently turned 4K miles and have noticed wear on the small alcantara armrests on the doors exactly where my elbow always sits.

Has anyone else suffered this and are the alcantara sections a separate part that I can order a couple of new ones for spares?

Thanks in advance.
Alcantara does not wear well.
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don't use it lol, I dont rest anything on any of the Alcantara for that reason,
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don't use it lol, I dont rest anything on any of the Alcantara for that reason,

Going by this shot from realOEM, the single part that can wear out and look tatty, is the only non replaceable part

Good logic, BMW

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try to clean it with sonax alcantara cleaner, it looks like it's wear but it's often just dirty with body dirt/oil

alcantara need love….clean it it will come back to new
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I’m also concerned where I rest my palm on the center console when using the infotainment scroll wheel. I would expect to see wear in that area overtime.

Is there an aftermarket hand pillow that can be velcro’ed in ? lol
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try to clean it with sonax alcantara cleaner, it looks like it's wear but it's often just dirty with body dirt/oil

alcantara need love….clean it it will come back to new
Tried it and a huge thank you. It’s back to 95% perfect. I assume it was just the nap had gone flat with my elbow, but a brush alone wouldn’t bring it back it needed the product too.

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try to clean it with sonax alcantara cleaner, it looks like it's wear but it's often just dirty with body dirt/oil

alcantara need love….clean it it will come back to new
Tried it and a huge thank you. It’s back to 95% perfect. I assume it was just the nap had gone flat with my elbow, but a brush alone wouldn’t bring it back it needed the product too.

👍 perfect
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