I’m a former G35 owner that now has an EX35. The interior is pretty much identical between the 08 EX35 and 07 forward G35/37. I’m having issues with two control surfaces looking like total poo at 95K miles.
- The matte black trim around the volume and cruise control buttons on the steering wheel. It was scratched by the prior owner and made worse by me.
- The leather on the AT shift knob. Again, scratched at some point (did this guy have 80 grit for hands?) in the past and not getting worse, but the rest of the car doesn’t look its 9 years and nearly 100K miles.
Anyone had either of the two issues above and if so, how did you resolve? I’m not made of time and don’t want to sink a ton of money into this car for aesthetics – I’d love if there was a tape or something like it I could use on the shifter in place. I’ve given thought to just removing the balance of the matte black paint. It’s at least consistently missing in that case. I, for some reason still unknown to me, live in Minnesota, so I get summer temps of 90+ and high humidity and winter temps of 10-20 below at their worst.