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Need Advice with scratched displays-Please

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Smurfio18, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. Oct 5, 2008 at 6:23 PM
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    Smurfio18

    Smurfio18 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just recently purchased my 2006 Tacoma double cab TRD. I love the Truck and everything about it but I seem to have a problem with certain display surfaces. The clear plastic that covers the stock stereo display, the dashboard clock and the plastic cover for the tachometer have a weird blurry finish to them. I have tried cleaning them with window cleaner and even tried to polish the plates but they still look fuzzy. I do not want to replace everything but would appreciate any advice anyone could give.
     
  2. Oct 6, 2008 at 5:36 AM
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    Shark

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    They may be scratched beyond repair. Someone may know of a way to help reduced the effects of the scratches.

    BTW, never use glass cleaner on plastic gauges. I had a 4 runner with the same gauges and was advised to use a computer dust sprayer to remove lint and dust and then if absolutely necessary use a microfiber towel with just water.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2008 at 7:58 AM
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    Agent475

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    I use Turtle Wax Interior care. It's in a blue colored squeeze bottle... Works awesome.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2008 at 8:03 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    for now....you can try some mothers or meguiars plast-x or plastic cleaner/polish to try to remove the scratches, then maybe just buff them with a microfiber towel. like shark said...never use glass cleaner on the plastic gauges....they will fade really bad.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    09 tacoma trd

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    my display is scratched to for my speedo.
    wonder if is hard to change
     
  6. Jun 18, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    brian

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    Not to insult your intelligence, but did you remove the 'protective sheet' off of them? I can't imagine them getting that bad on a newer vehicle!? +1 for megiuars plastic cleaner though... works well. I use it in conjunction with 2000 grit sandpaper on my badly scratched CDs. Works like new :)
     
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