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Archived Illuminated ///M 5 Speed Gear Knob

Discussion in 'Archived Posts (Read Only)' started by g8jka, Feb 17, 2013.

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  1. g8jka

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    Genuine BMW Leather 5 Speed Illuminated ///M Gear Knob, in good condition and fully working order. A nice upgrade from the standard knob and looks great at night.

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    Recently purchased a new one so I no longer need this, more pics available if needed.

    Looking for £30 posted.
     
  2. Jamezee

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    Am thinking of getting a new one myself, are they about £60 ?
     
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    yes my knob lights up as well :D
     
  4. g8jka

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    Yes for a brand new one :)
     
  5. g8jka

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    Sold now, thanks.
     
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    Mine got a bit dirty at the front where your palm rests tried cleaning, it, is it a common problem, any info on cleaning would be helpful, have tried a leather cleaner didn't make any difference


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    I suppose I will need a new one ?


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  8. g8jka

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    You can try liquid leather, give it a clean and then dab the dye on where the worn patches are.
     
  9. badman gee

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    Nothing but new will do ray
    :)
     
  10. Boysie

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    Its still black but no shine
    i was thinking about applying the shine coat,
    but as mark said
    I feel a new knob coming on :D
     
  11. badman gee

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    Ray,

    Don't bother with the m one.

    Get a storm motorwerks one with matching handbrake handle.

    Much better.

    Ps don't forget the cig lighter plug too.
     
  12. g8jka

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    They only shine when they are worn, I brought a brand new one last week which is why I sold the other one and it is not shiny at all its a matt finish.

    Here is the new one fitted

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    I think the nappa leather on the ///M seats would have also come out of the factory with a matt finish. A lot of leather is like this and it goes shiny over time. Using a good leather cleaner like gliptone brings back the matt finish, or it certainly has on mine in the past and got rid of the shine :D
     
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    Storm motorwerks
     
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    [/quote]They only shine when they are worn, I brought a brand new one last week which is why I sold the other one and it is not shiny at all its a matt finish.
    Here is the new one fitted
    I think the nappa leather on the ///M seats would have also come out of the factory with a matt finish. A lot of leather is like this and it goes shiny over time. Using a good leather cleaner like gliptone brings back the matt finish, or it certainly has on mine in the past and got rid of the shine :D[/quote]

    That is true when my leatherman re covered my centre armrest
    i said its matt and he said thats how it should be when new
    I assuming the seats also


    Mind you the front of the gear knob is shiny i dont touch that
     
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    I want a storm one, but it would become expensive as I would have to get a handbrake handle and cigarette lighter blank to match.
     
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    Just checked the gear knob and its the reverse
    the bit thats worn is dull and the rest of it is shiny :-\
    I will try and take a picture
     
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