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Old 10-06-2008, 08:54 AM   #1
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Instrument Cluster

Hey guys and gals,
What is the best method of cleaning your instrument panel cluster? I have heard that it scratches really easy. Any ideas that work?

I heard even a microfiber cloth will scratch the plastic, Does compressed air work better?

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Hey guys and gals,
What is the best method of cleaning your instrument panel cluster? I have heard that it scratches really easy. Any ideas that work?

I heard even a microfiber cloth will scratch the plastic, Does compressed air work better?

Thanks in advance for your replys
I went to Target and got me one of those "static cling" dusters. It's like a swifter but with softer ends, think small mop head with short strands. I use one on my dash all the time to get the dust off. As for other gunk, use a chamoise (shammy sp?) to get it clean. Just remember to not have anything on your cloth while wiping stuff down. Compressed air will only move the dust to other parts of your truck. Hope that helps.

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I use a micro fiber rag and a light touch.
YES! Very light touch, to remove dust and particles, you want to lift it off the cluster not rub it on the cluster...

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Thanks for the ideas. Much appreciated!!
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Didn't your Mother's teach you anything? Just use a Dryer Sheet, yes, the kind you put in the Dryer for your clothes. They have softeners in them, and dust, shit, etc.. clings to them just like lint. FYI best for cleaning TV screens, LCD, Computer monitor's, as well....Then finish it off with some Arm & Hammer Protectant wipes. Shiny, good as new. I'll take pics next time I clean my truck.
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Compressed air works great. I use the ones for computer keyboards and have had great results. The less direct contact with your instrument panel cluster, the better.
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Compressed air works great. I use the ones for computer keyboards and have had great results. The less direct contact with your instrument panel cluster, the better.
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I'll give a shot of compressed air first to help remove the bigger dust particles, then i will use a little micro-fiber wand with a tiny shot of Pledge Furniture Polish to do the final cleaning.
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