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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Thu, Jul-12-2018, 12:17:12 AM   #1
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Default Peeling/sticky interior rubber coating annoyance

What are you folks doing when you come across this? It's hideous looking and feels sticky.
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Old Thu, Jul-12-2018, 12:32:02 AM   #2
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Default Re: Peeling/sticky interior rubber coating annoyance

Ya it's the nature of the beast. This car has a fantastic interior... when new lol. The soft touch goes so quickly.

I've spent a small fortune replacing the prematurely wearing items on this car because there is no way to address this other than buying new.

Some will tell you to redo parts yourself with various sprays and wraps, and while it xan look pretty darned good sometimes, it'll never be as nice, not even close if you really compare, as new OE pieces.
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Old Thu, Jul-12-2018, 12:40:12 AM   #3
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Default Re: Peeling/sticky interior rubber coating annoyance

As I expected. Lol

I read this thread from 5 years ago and it seems like either plasti dip (which I personally can't stand), remove old and paint (so much time), or buy new.

The door panel sections and front ash tray door/area are the 2 culprits.
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Personally toying with removal and leaving it
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Default Re: Peeling/sticky interior rubber coating annoyance

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Personally toying with removal and leaving it
That's what I ended up doing but I don't have a picture unfortunately.... looks way better than it did but more gloss than stock. Anything beats peeling trim
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Default Re: Peeling/sticky interior rubber coating annoyance

After removing it, I bet a product like this:



would make it look even better. Rubbed by hand (or finger in a lot of cases) with a microfiber.
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Default Re: Peeling/sticky interior rubber coating annoyance

I purchased a brand new euro tray about 2yrs ago and the paint is already peeling!
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Default Re: Peeling/sticky interior rubber coating annoyance

Has anyone successfully made their plastic pieces last with UV cleaners/protectants like 303 aerospace?

Or, is this wear unrelated to UV damage? Maybe heat?
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Default Re: Peeling/sticky interior rubber coating annoyance

My plan is to strip and paint it matte finish over the winter.

I've never seen any soft touch coating last.
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Default Re: Peeling/sticky interior rubber coating annoyance

A detailer near me has perfected a method involving sanding things down and applying several layers of different kinds of paint that produce a remarkably stock-like appearance AND feel.

I still feel like it won't be that durable over time on the speaker covers. And that spot, where you took the photo, is a tough one (as are the bottoms of the armrests) because you have to take the entire door apart. To do the speaker area right you have to also drill out the plastic rivets and remove the leather insert, and then tape off the inside of the door pocket, and do that entire floor area too.

It is not an easy job. But I still intend to do it on my ZCP because there's one tiny scuff on the passenger side and it is the only flaw in an otherwise PERFECT interior. (Since I replaced all the center console pieces - to me those are just wear items and worth a few hundred every 2-3 years to swap out. Do that and keep dust to a minimum and it's amazing how much of a difference that makes.)

On my convertible those door speakers were awful so I just scuffed the rest of it off with a scotch brite pad. That scored the underlying plastic a bit so it's not glossy, but even that was a lot of work, and it's not at all acceptable as a finished product; I just know that I'll be replacing the vert interior anyway so I'm living with it for now, as it's hardly the biggest flaw in an interior that is destroyed by dogs and 5 years of FL sun.
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