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      07-11-2008, 07:25 PM   #1
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Detailer says not to get piano black interior

The detailer I talked to said that if a microfiber cloth even touches the piano finish that it will show scratches. He says no matter what you do piano black will quickly show scratches.

I know the piano finish isn't available in the United States, but can anyone who has or has had piano comment on how it looked after a few years of ownership?
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      07-11-2008, 07:45 PM   #2
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The detailer I talked to said that if a microfiber cloth even touches the piano finish that it will show scratches. He says no matter what you do piano black will quickly show scratches.

I know the piano finish isn't available in the United States, but can anyone who has or has had piano comment on how it looked after a few years of ownership?
This doesn't quite make sense to me. If there is no type of cloth that can clean or polish piano black... then how did it get to be that smooth and piano-black-ish in the first place?

There is probably some type of cloth that would be perfectly fine for cleaning it.

Btw, I have a huge TV that has a piano black finish on the casing. It isn't hard to clean at all, and certainly not leaving any scratches from just touching a cloth to it to wipe it down. But I guess you could use a duster perhaps...
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      07-11-2008, 08:09 PM   #3
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Piano black is the sh*@!
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i had a 2002 e46 black interior with piano black, and it was beautifull.
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      07-11-2008, 08:53 PM   #5
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reinaldo, how long did you have the E46 with piano black? Did it stay looking nice or did it develop scratches? Thanks
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a friend of mine has a db9 with piano black interior and has no problems at all. wish bmw offered it here.
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      07-11-2008, 10:50 PM   #7
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first time i heard of piano black, what the difference from reg black?
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It's not real paino black on you TV. That makes it easy to clean. Don't know about normal piano but I know TV's have it fake. Not sure if the trim is real or not either.
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      07-12-2008, 12:07 AM   #9
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This is piano black on an M3
http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicle...isualizer.html
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I have a piano black kitchen at home and it shows scratches like a btch!
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first time i heard of piano black, what the difference from reg black?
Piano black is wood while high gloss black is plastic.

This it interior *trim* begin referred to here, BTW, not the leather, dash, console and other main interior pieces. And also, neither are available from the factory in the US.

As far as I know, you cannot obtain the Piano Black interior pieces without an Individual VIN. This had been discussed on E90 post a few times.
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I actually have Piano black trim in my e92 M3 which I took delivery off 6 weeks ago.

Its shows dust and fingers marks pretty badly. My trim already has scratches on it but I'm not too fussed.

After a quick clean with a dry microfibre cloth it looks absolutely fantastic. Everyone who gets in my car comments first on the trim then on the fox red leather seats.

I have got loads of pictures of the trim, but for some reason cant post them up here. If somebody wants to see these pictures or wants to volunteer to start a new thread for me, PM me.
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      09-13-2008, 08:00 PM   #14
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Yes. Detailers often have their own opinion of tings. I talked to 3 different about cleaning up things in my car and its like they have they own religios ideas about things they like and dont like. Use your common sense instead and take some of their ideas.
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My mom has piano black in her range rover and not only does it look good, there are no scratches on it. By far the best finish available
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      09-13-2008, 08:44 PM   #16
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Best looking trim imo, but it needs a clear coat. lol
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      09-13-2008, 08:52 PM   #17
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I use a nano mesh made from the element unobtanium. Never have to worry about scratching an interior that isn't available with that.
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