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Old 12-18-2017, 02:09 PM   #1  
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Question Does BMW use real wood in the trims?

I know that some M Individual has real wood trims but how about the regular E60s? For example, I have "dark poplar" and it looks like wood but feels like plastic so it's hard for me to tell. Does anyone know whether BMW (considering it's a premium brand) use real wood in the wood-sounding trim names? I believe diamond black is plastic but piano black is real wood?
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its plastic except for the individual trim. my 2cents
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it is NOT plastic. yes, they use real wood veneer.
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it is NOT plastic. yes, they use real wood veneer.
this...albeit, a very thin layer, the part you see and touch is real wood.
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its plastic except for the individual trim. my 2cents
what does that even mean...??
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right... real wood layer covered in a poly of some sort.

Any scratches can be buffed out/polished

ughhh - our X5 has nearly every wood trim piece cracked. It seems it is just the poly layer and makes me wonder if it can be re-coated to blend the cracks back together.
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right... real wood layer covered in a poly of some sort.

Any scratches can be buffed out/polished

ughhh - our X5 has nearly every wood trim piece cracked. It seems it is just the poly layer and makes me wonder if it can be re-coated to blend the cracks back together.
Try using a clear nail polish or acetone. That might work.
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While researching what I can do with trim, I came upon a CF refinisher vendor for audi ocarbon.com and as he was refinishing some trims for an E60, the pictures clearly shows some wood after he stripped off the resin to wrap it in carbon fiber. However, considering it's an M5, it still doesn't definitively do show normal E60 having real wood.

It does look like Kyle might be right in that it is real wood but think veneer.
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Trust me, they are all real wood veneer. BMW used a lot of the same interior trim components across all lines including the M5.
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Trust me, they are all real wood veneer. BMW used a lot of the same interior trim components across all lines including the M5.
Nod. I trust you. I like the "diamond black" but I believe that's really just shiny black plastic. The other trims (other than aluminum) are real wood veneer.
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