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Ouch!! Scratched Dash

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tonyd, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Mar 27, 2008 at 1:26 PM
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    tonyd

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    :mad: While installing the Sirius upgrade to the factory JBL radio I scratched the dash just under the A/C temp controller. Anyone have a fix for this screw-up?
     
  2. Mar 27, 2008 at 1:54 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Sorry Tony,no solutions here,but my wife took a hunk out of my dash visor right above the speedo cluster with her ring.......:(

    Dark grey sharpie?
     
  3. Mar 27, 2008 at 2:25 PM
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    You think in this modern day and age there would be a fix. I was thinking of matching the color with paint then touch it up with a Q-tip but worried it might look worse. Truck only has 160 miles on it
     
  4. Mar 27, 2008 at 3:31 PM
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    If there is an issue that I am not totally pleased with the Tacoma is the interior's "scratchability". I miss the old softer materials.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2008 at 3:33 PM
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    tonyd

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    I'll second that
     
  6. Mar 27, 2008 at 3:44 PM
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    I know this does not help, but the day I brought mine home from the dealer, my girlfriend was looking inside and spilled a whole glass of Cabernet all over the passenger seat and in the carpet. Most of it came up because I purchased one of those "sales pitch" protection treatments. I could still see a slight stain on the seats so I decided to replace the seats and in the process, scratched the passenger door on the inside.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2008 at 4:00 PM
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    They do scratch pretty easily don't they? Looks like something we will just ALL have to live with.
     
  8. Mar 27, 2008 at 4:03 PM
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    Now this is a great example of "Cause and Effect". Can I use it for my class? :D
     
  9. Mar 27, 2008 at 4:13 PM
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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    Is she still your GF ? :confused:
     
  10. Mar 27, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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    Maybe we should invent a dash kit for idiots lik me and we all become rich, seems there are a lot of "dash scratachers"
     
  11. Mar 27, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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    Honestly that's not a bad idea
     
  12. Mar 27, 2008 at 4:24 PM
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    I thought Concrete Jedi would like this idea, we both deal in concrete dosen't scratch that easy.
     
  13. Mar 27, 2008 at 4:58 PM
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    Dutch thank you.......I'm going to stop being so crabby at my son when he puts his boots on the back of my seat.:eek:
     
  14. Mar 27, 2008 at 8:11 PM
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    Depends on how bad your scratch is, and I take no responsibility for damages, but I scratched up mine removing the A/C controller. Get one of those long handled lighters that you can control the flame on, and put it on the lower - to middle lower setting. Run it over the scratched area slowly enough to heat up the plastic, but not to melt it into oblivion. This will help decrease the size. Then buff over it with a cotton rag/shirt to get rid of the "shiny" haze. Worked great on mine! Doesn't totally get rid of the scratch, but made mine virtually unnoticeable. Of course it depends on the size/depth of the scratch how much of an effect this will have.
     
  15. Mar 27, 2008 at 8:24 PM
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    :eek:Dutch, I hope she washed your rig a few 100 times after that screw up. And a glass of cab of all things. I mean maybe if it was a pint of logger we could understand.

    I know this is my first post but man I can't believe how easily the interior scratches up. Oh well. Just purchased a new taco a few months back. Been lurking for a while. Favorite mod I've seen on the forum funny enough is the 4X4 illumination. Why doesn't that thing light up? Thanks for all the hope!

    Oh yeah, PBtotheMAx is insane. Sickass trcuk!
     
  16. Mar 30, 2008 at 7:33 AM
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    History as of today! Now I can get back to work on my truck! Does anyone else have this same problem? Where your truck and significant other are rivals? Ironically, it was over a 44 yard pour in my back yard...I am building a garage.
     
  17. Mar 30, 2008 at 8:15 AM
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    Wow ! I was kind of just poking around :boink: I hope the scratch wasn't THE reason, and I hope it all shakes out well for both of you. 44 yds huh, nice size pour, what are they charging you for a yd3 ?
     
  18. Mar 30, 2008 at 8:42 AM
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    Naaaah. It was a while in the making. No regrets though.

    Concrete was $102.00 per cube and that is on a Saturday. This guy has those mobile batch trucks where he mixes it right there. He is bonded and had to pour cylinders for the inspector.
     
  19. Mar 30, 2008 at 8:46 AM
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    That's good, I did not want to be a guy who planted the seed. That's where we are here in Rochester, Saturday might be a little more, mostly home owners with smaller pours so we wack them with charges to make it worth our while to open on a Sat.
     
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