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What's the best way to clean the wood trim in our cars? I have the Lusso package with the light walnut trim.

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What's the best way to clean the wood trim in our cars? I have the Lusso package with the light walnut trim.
Very slightly damp microfiber cloth.
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Very slightly damp microfiber cloth.
Thatís what I do. After drying the car with a microfiber drying towel, I use the clean side and wipe it down.
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Does anybody have any idea of what finish is on the wood? Is the wood solid or a veneer?

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What's the best way to clean the wood trim in our cars? I have the Lusso package with the light walnut trim.
This product is great for protecting and cleaning wood trim, I use this on Bentleys, Mercedes, etc. Costs around 30$ Canadian and can last you years.

RaceGlaze UK Signature Wood Wax
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This product is great for protecting and cleaning wood trim, I use this on Bentleys, Mercedes, etc. Costs around 30$ Canadian and can last you years.

RaceGlaze UK Signature Wood Wax
I was hoping youíd chime in, thank you!
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Does anybody have any idea of what finish is on the wood? Is the wood solid or a veneer?
While getting the UB9 recall done I was talking to a salesman. For what itís worth, I asked if he knew if it was solid wood and he said thatís what he was told.

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While getting the UB9 recall done I was talking to a salesman. For what it’s worth, I asked if he knew if it was solid wood and he said that’s what he was told.

Maybe @MacGeek knows?
Solid wood removes the concern about damaging veneer adhesives. Solid wood may have a tendency to warp or check if exposed to temperature or humidity extremes.

Some wood finishes such as wax, oil, lacquer and shellac look really nice but are porous and considerable caution is required with the application of any liquid treatment. Urethane has a glassy, plastic-y look but is pretty much impermeable, only requiring concern about chemical interaction with the finish. There are other finishes as well, but the above are the most popular. There are satin Urethane finishes which mute the plastic-y appearance of that relatively durable material.

Although wax and oil finishes are fragile, they can be replenished and cleaned relatively easily. Sometimes wax or oil are applied over lacquer or shellac to yield a more durable, maintainable finish.

Boiled Linseed oil is another natural finish that looks nice but that has no tolerance to wetting but that is easily touched up as needed.

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