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Leather Worn on Gear Shift Knob

Discussion in 'E85 Z4 (2002-2008)' started by lenhart1, Sep 5, 2009.

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    The leather on my gear shift knob is wearing on the back edge behind the shift pattern emblem. The "black" has rubbed off about 3/16" down from the emblem, leaving a slightly less black appearance.

    Has anyone else run into this? Is this something that can be touched up? What would you use?
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    I'm starting to have this issue on my ZHP knob. I'm starting to be at peace with it. When I first got it, I was desperately trying to keep the oil on my hand to a minimum (washing hands thoroughly with soap and water lol) but I realized that it's just more work than it's worth. I wouldn't worry about it 'till the leather physically starts coming off, at which point I'd buy a new shift knob.

    If this bothers you, I would suggest buying a knob made of aluminum. No leather to wear there, and I don't think it wears at all (though I don't have one to confirm that).

    Otherwise, I don't think there's really anything you can do. Perhaps a leather conditioner?
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