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Ruined my brand new M3 dash

smartypnz

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Supporting Member
Jan 23, 2013
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Monterey Peninsula
I think if you do research, you may be able to find a long haired pink shag rug (used). Cut to form of the 'fake' paneling. No one will ever notice your boo boo.
 

Blue Express

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Sep 27, 2019
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46
Long Island, NY
I just picked up the car less than a week ago. I did something really stupid and have ruined an otherwise happy experience in my life. I tried to put a dash mount phone holder with suction and sticky bottom. It wasn't in a good spot so I decided to remove it and try it in another area. To my horror not only had I left a permanent mark and discoloration but also deformed that part of the dash due to the suction pressure. I don't know if it's color transfer or removed some finishing off the dash. I tried to use water to get it off and it seems pretty permanent. I am pretty upset at myself and don't know what to do. If there is anybody who has managed to fix this or might have suggestions, I would very much appreciate it. Otherwise I guess I will live with it and one day have it replaced which right now is too cost prohibitive for me
You can buy a dashboard cover mat to cover it if it brothers you.
 

RedPM318

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Feb 6, 2021
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10
Garden Grove, CA
Use a light mixture of IPA and warm water that should help remove the stain, then go over it with a microfiber cloth with some leather protection. Do this a couple times spread out over a few weeks. Let us know if this works
 

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