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#1 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 04:38 PM
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removing scuff marks from dash

i just bought my truck last tuesday and this past friday i take it in to get my windows tinted. it appears as though the person tinting my windows let his squeegee mark up the top center of my dash (where the factory nav screen would be). although the owner never really admitted fault for it he knew that the truck was 4 days old and that his guy was in that area so chances are he did scuff it. after trying something to remove the scuffs, he ordered a new center bezel. apparently through nissan you can't just order the top portion, you have to order the entire radio dash kit, which costs him $320.

I went there today to get my tint redone b/c the tint was not adhering to the dots on the top middle of my front windshield and while we were talking i was telling him about the other modifications i wanted to do to my truck, such as wheels/tires, leveling kit, and a sprayed in bed liner. well he made me an offer, either he can replace the top of my dash or give me a free sprayed in armadillo bed liner..

so my question is, are there any products that will remove scuffs from plastic? these scuffs cannot be felt when you run your hand across it, which obviously tells me that its not a gouge in the plastic, that its just a mark on the plastic, which should increase my chances of removing it. i just dont want to take apart my dash on a week old truck for 3 little marks.

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you have tint on the windshield?

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yeah, just the strip at the top

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Re: removing scuff marks from dash

Most likely the scuffs are there forever. The interior plastic on these Titans is not very good quality, unfortunately. I've had 2 of them and that's one of the few things I seriously dislike about my truck. I think someone would do a boffo aftermarket business for replacement panels.
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Re: removing scuff marks from dash

i've made them slightly less noticeable by continuously rubbing armor all wipes and also trying a meguires plastic conditioner/repair that didnt really work too well. but maybe the hybrid of those two together helped some b/c they are a little less noticeable

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Re: removing scuff marks from dash

I think you got the better deal. If you can't buff them out, can you cover them with something?

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Re: removing scuff marks from dash

The first things that come to mind are either mothers 'back to black' with some 1200-1600 grit, or glass scrub. Both can get quite messy if you leave the part installed. Otherwise I would consider some sort of bezel skin or sticking the Garmin dash mount right over the blemish.

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