how to clean dusty dash?

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  1. LudeGuy

    LudeGuy Active Member

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    not sure what the name of the part is but it's the clear plastic that sits in front of the speedometers and other meters. mine already has a lot of fine scratches came from dust wiping etc... they are very visible under sunlight. i know i'm not doing it right but how do u guys do it?
     
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    The "console" or "dash board" is what its called. I use compressed air to blow the lose dust away, damp lint free MF towel, horse hair brush, foam brick sticks with MF for vents. Window cleaner on a dust free console window using a MF, applying light cleaning pressure. Most plastic window consoles scratches real easy, Plastic polish can get rid of light scratches, a portable florescent light helps to see defects better. Some consoles windows have a opening or hole in the reset button which contaminates enter inside.

     
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    Balzz N54 Elitist OT Supporter

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    I use a swiffer duster.
     
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    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    california dash duster maybe? :dunno:
     
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    thanks guys ;)
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    You will need a plastic polish or light paint polish to remove the scratches in the instrument panel plastic.
     
  7. LudeGuy

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    scott, that brings me to another question: when you polish, how do the scratches go away? is it smoothened out or .... is it filled??? what about on the paint surfaces?
     
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    Basicly, in a quick short description.

    When a scratch is visible, it has a sharp, angular channel, with square sides. Like |_| or \/. Those square sides catch the light. WHen you polish an area, you are smoothing out the rough spots. And rounding the top edge of the scratch channel. This opticly reduces the likelyhood of the light catching the scratch. And, somtimes, there are also fillers that go into the scratch to help reduce visibility as well. All of which depens on the depth of the scratch. You can either completely remove it, or make it really really hard to see unless you get really scrutinizing of it.
     
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    :cool:

    what is a good filler and how do u use it?


     

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