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dots on the dash from "off" bug spray

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by rab89, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Aug 17, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    rab89

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    I was camping a while ago, and the mopsquitos were going crazy in my truck, so i sprayed the inside with off bug spray, a few days later i realized it was still on and was spotted, now i can't get the dots to come off! i've tried lots of different cleaners with no luck. I used an abrasive brush but it started taking the color off the dash...
    any suggestions?
     
  2. Aug 17, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    did you try goo gone
     
  3. Aug 17, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    sure did
     
  4. Aug 17, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    I did this once too. I had bugspray on my arm and it made the plastic shiny where I rested my arms. After doing some research, bug spray basically acts as a solvent when it comes in contact with plastic. There is no way to remove the damage it leaves behind because its actually disolving the plastic!
     
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    this happened to me on a violin, it dissolved the varnish... no way to fix it
     
  6. Aug 17, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    damn, so how about re-painting the dash, has anyone done it?
     
  7. Aug 17, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    i tried that back in the day with my 88 4runner, it cracks after a while.
     
  8. Aug 17, 2009 at 10:42 PM
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    hmm, well this is gay. I guess I'll try a light coat of paint anyways
     
  9. Aug 17, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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    anyone know where to get dash paint for an 01 with the grey interior?
     
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    when u put ur dash protectant of choice on it does it look as bad
     
  11. Aug 17, 2009 at 10:53 PM
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    yea it's kinda noticeable
     
  12. Aug 17, 2009 at 10:58 PM
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    kinda sounds like its better than a "custom" dash painting job
     
  13. Aug 17, 2009 at 10:58 PM
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    I'm thinking of scrubbing it with an abrasive pad and then re-painting. or maybe I can find somewhere in town to do it
     
  14. Aug 17, 2009 at 10:59 PM
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    well i've heard of people painting their dash. on the mustang forum i'm on they do it
     
  15. Aug 17, 2009 at 10:59 PM
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    or u could put OFF on the entire thing to even it out
     
  16. Aug 17, 2009 at 11:00 PM
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    yea but how factory do they look... usually when i see a painted dash its some bright color
     
  17. Aug 17, 2009 at 11:01 PM
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    true. well FUCK. my truck is slowly falling apart!
     
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