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Guage Cluster Plastic Cleaner

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Jtsmitty, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Jun 26, 2019 at 6:23 AM
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    Jtsmitty

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    Just wanted to let you guys know of a cleaner that cleans the plastic guage above the steering wheel and will not scratch the plastic. 5FD05E6C-02A4-4E5D-BD16-E56B11F229C5.jpg
     
  2. Jun 26, 2019 at 6:32 AM
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    I would also advise using the novus cleaning cloth. It comes with the kit or you can purchase a pack on ebay for like $5. The cloth with the cleaner will clean and not scratch the plastic.ACD3D783-2CC9-48F3-A51A-B4BBCBF1AB4D.jpg
     
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  3. Jun 26, 2019 at 7:15 AM
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    Carny1

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    That's a great idea! I have some which I used on the windshield of my Goldwing. It works very well.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2019 at 7:16 AM
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    Mine is already scratched to hell. So annoying.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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    Has anyone tried the Groits plastic scratch remover? Was thinking about trying it but don't want to make lens worse than it already is.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2019 at 8:59 AM
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    I purchased kit on Amazon. Use the kit to remove scratches from headlights and taillights. I would advise using air in a can or air compressor to remove dust and debris from gauge panel before using cleaner
     
  7. Jun 26, 2019 at 9:01 AM
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    Mine too. But it was my own fault. I was stoopid. I would be interested in knowing if anyone has successfully removed scratches.
     
  8. Jun 26, 2019 at 9:10 AM
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    I haven't, but after seeing this thread and looking around a little bit I think I might :thumbsup:
     
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    I think it's easier to swap in a new one then use the novus cleaner and wipes.
     
  12. Jun 26, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    Me also. Don't want to make it look worse.
     
  13. Jun 26, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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    I wish I had known about a product like this two weeks ago...

    I finally got fed up and designed and cut a screen protector for the cluster. Hides the original scratches and makes me feel a little better I guess...
     
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  14. Jun 26, 2019 at 10:25 AM
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    Waiting to hear back from those of you trying the scratch remover. I tried one people mentioned in a different through and safe to say it only made it worse lol.
     
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    Just saying might be a market for this....
     
  16. Jun 26, 2019 at 10:56 AM
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    Wouldn’t a good quality microfiber or sunglasses /camera lens cloth work to clean, scratch free?

    A couple reviews on the cloth linked previously is basically a glorified paper towel
     
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  17. Jun 26, 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    I used regular glass cleaner and a clean microfiber cloth, no issues.
    The key is very light contact and feeding in more clean microfiber as you sweep across the plastic so there's no chance of scratches.
     
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    Mine was scratched to shit I live down in South Texas always heading out to the beach. Cleaned the cluster with a rag instead of using a compressor to blow the sand off and scratched it pretty bad. I work part time at my buddies body shop and he has a small hand held drill with a buffing pad I decided to put some compound on it and it surprisingly took the scratches all off except one deep one. I don't have before and after pics but I could post the tools and compound I used.
     
  20. Jun 26, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    Where in South Texas? I'm originally from Beeville.
     

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