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  1. As per the title I've got a 2 inch scratch on the rear bumper of my F10 Any personal recommendations please Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
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    peeling leather

    It might be worth getting in touch with LTT Leather Care to see what they think may have caused the issue https://www.lttleathercare.com/contact-us/ I understand they can be very helpful
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    peeling leather

    Is it a new car or pre owned. If pre owned just wondering if it's a previous repair coming off Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
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    Dash finish and leather cleaner

    For the leather either Dr Leather cleaner or LTT. You are correct if your leather is coated it won't need conditioner. For the dash I'm currently using Sonax Xtreme cockpit cleaner which leaves a very Matt finish Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
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    Stained leather

    Any specific leather cleaner should work. I like Dr Leather. It sounds like you haven't rinsed off the old cleaner. Id take a damp not saturated clean microfibre and wipe over an affected area to see if that helps Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
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    Stained leather

    What did you use. I had a similar issue with Dr Leather. I contacted them and they said it may have reacted with a previous product that contained beeswax. Their advice was to clean again. I did this and all was good. Might be worth cleaning a small area again or alternatively contact the supplier of your product for advice. The other possibility is was the leather hot when you cleaned it ? Possibly your cleaner dried before you were able to remove it ? Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
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    Juddering wipers/g30

    If as suggested you've removed the coating there might be the possibility that one of the wiper arms is twisted see this thread here https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?s=0744338cb9c0df0affb73faa281cdef2&t=1123024 Those with more experience might be able to suggest how you could tell Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
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    Juddering wipers/g30

    Have you given your screen a thorough clean ? It's not got a coating on either has it ? Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
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    Any 530e owners out there

    Thanks for your helpful comments. I didn't realise the earlier version did such low electric mileage. Around 30 miles electric would work for me as it would cover pootling around generally. Full electric doesn't quite work yet with the lack of a standardised charging structure for the times when doing short but longer distance breaks - nearly said weekend but realised soon that won't apply to me [emoji3] Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
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    Any 530e owners out there

    I'm currently running an F10 520D but with impending retirement believe a PHEV will suit my needs. For those owners could you please be kind enough to share your experience of living with the car good, bad or ugly. It would also be helpful if you could advise what your previous vehicle was and a comparison. Finally (I'm not asking much !!) did you test out any other models before choosing the BMW. I'm toying with the idea I may not need the size of the 5 series so considering a 330e or ....... whisper this a Volvo S60 T8 Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
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    Advice required

    Sounds like you gave it the full treatment ! I'm just wondering if the Meguiars polish stopped the wax fully bonding to the paint. You could test this next time you wash the car by cleaning half the bonnet with panel wipe, which should remove any trace of old wax and then applying another coat of wax to all of the bonnet. Alternatively if you want your wax layer to last longer you can add a sacrificial layer that protects it - more product to buy ! I would suggest if you go down this route you might want to try Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer. It's less than a tenner a bottle online and easy to apply - spray on wipe off .... not when the panel is hot [emoji91] The only slight downside is it won't make your panel feel silky smooth but it's very glossy and sheds water like crazy. It should last for about 4/6 weeks Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
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    Advice required

    Can I ask what products you used for the polishing phase before applying the wax. Normally wax needs to bond to clean paint rather than the last product used to last the longest unless they are designed to work together. This might be the cause of your problem Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
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    Cleaning wheel arches

    I use a long handled washing up brush to give a good scrub when dry to get the worse off and loosen the crud. I then use an all purpose cleaner to spray and leave for a few minutes before pressure washing. Only problem is it only lasts for a few drives and you need to do it again [emoji3][emoji3] Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
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    530e Replacement Battery Cost

    Thanks for sharing that. Presumably costs may decrease over time as PHEV become more common and there is an opportunity for non OEM players to enter the market. I'm thinking in a similar way to catalytic converters Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
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    Budget dual action polisher

    Most recommended is a DAS 6 Pro. Have a look here https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/paint-correction/polishing-machines/dual-action-polishers or here https://www.in2detailing.co.uk/products/paint-correction/polishing-machines.html?p=2 I don't know your budget but machine only is £115 or there are kits with pads / polish. Best bet is to give either of them a call and talk through your requirements. Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk