weird spots on plastic cover in front of gauges

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  1. uf20wop

    uf20wop OT Supporter

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    hey guys i have some weird spots on the plastic shield in front of my gauges. it looks like dried water spots or something, but they don't come off with windex and paper towels.

    has anyone else seen this... and is there anything i can use to get them off without dis-assembling the whole dash and replacing the plastic?

    i would take pics but i doubt theyd shown anything... the spots look almost like it would've been vinyl cleaner or something which dried on to the plastic
     
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    i think i might try some hot water and MF tower

    but i wonder if headlight cleaner will work :hs:
     
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    Try a plastic polish that's been reviewed as safe for clear gauge clusters
     
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    where can one find info on safeness? :o
     
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    i think plastX should work
     
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    Plexus will be the most mild, followed by Mothers Plastic and then Meguiars PlastX

    edit: In my opinion. I've never had to really polish stains/heavy scratches from the gauge clusters, but those in that order is what works for me.
     
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    cool thanks man :cool:
     
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    IBscottwax:x:
     
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    novus #2. found at harley dealers. it's whats used to polish out the windscreens
     
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    Please stop using Windex and paper towels on your gauges. Paper = wood pulp. Guaranteed to leave scratches if you use it long term. Microfiber only from now on. You will thank me.

    A plastic polish should work but if the plastic is etched you will probably have to replace it. Soda spills are somewhat caustic and can ruin plastics.
     

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