eplus
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Delivery Date: 12 Dec 2018

Rubber/plastic discoloration

Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:51 am

I noticed on my 2018 LEAF that the rubber/plastic in the little center cubby and on the dash discolors when you rub your finger or anything at all on it. Does anyone else's do this?

rogersleaf
Posts: 188
Joined: Sun May 18, 2014 7:50 pm
Delivery Date: 17 May 2014
Leaf Number: 337936
Location: Kent, Ohio

Re: Rubber/plastic discoloration

Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:40 am

What color is the interior plastic and what color is the discoloration?

Reason I ask is some of the black plastic in my ‘14 when new appeared dry/porous. A pre-delivery prep guy wiped the dashboard with a rag that likely had some armorall residue which left odd streaking. Ended up having to treat the rest of the plastic to get it looking even.
2014 SV - Brilliant Silver - returned 1/2017 at end of lease.

eplus
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:41 am
Delivery Date: 12 Dec 2018

Re: Rubber/plastic discoloration

Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:58 pm

rogersleaf wrote:What color is the interior plastic and what color is the discoloration?

The interior plastic is black, and the discoloration is like a grayish color. I've never seen another car do this just by rubbing your finger across it.

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Nubo
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Delivery Date: 31 Oct 2014
Location: Vallejo, CA

Re: Rubber/plastic discoloration

Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:47 am

Weird. I too wonder if the dealer was trying to be "helpful" by having someone coat the surfaces with some "protectant" BS. Had a dealer do that to me once.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

rogersleaf
Posts: 188
Joined: Sun May 18, 2014 7:50 pm
Delivery Date: 17 May 2014
Leaf Number: 337936
Location: Kent, Ohio

Re: Rubber/plastic discoloration

Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:40 am

eplus wrote:
rogersleaf wrote:What color is the interior plastic and what color is the discoloration?

The interior plastic is black, and the discoloration is like a grayish color. I've never seen another car do this just by rubbing your finger across it.

Thinking some automotive plastics are really soft now. I own a '17 Honda Ridgeline with grayish fingernail wear marks near the window switches on the driver's door where I likely rest my fingertips on the plastic. My '13 Honda CRV has an almost identical switch panel with no signs of this plastic wear, with 10-times the usage on the car.
2014 SV - Brilliant Silver - returned 1/2017 at end of lease.

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