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Remove and replace your scratched up instrument cluster plexiglass

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Blazingbluesport, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Aug 9, 2019 at 3:37 PM
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    JeffB

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    Ok, I need more info please.
    I looked up the 3M stuff and it looks great, but they show it for doing front ends,side windows and whole cars.
    Did you have to or try to polish the old lens before putting on?
    Were you that unhappy with the results on the old lens and just went to new?

    How did you get a piece or two for your speedo?
    I could not find a way to buy some.

    I am also tired of looking at scratched a lens.

    Thanks for any help, and have a Great weekend!
     
  2. Aug 9, 2019 at 3:54 PM
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    Yes the film is designed for the exterior of vehicles. A friend who is an installer gave me a tiny piece to try and I liked how it adhered to the old lens I had.

    I ordered a small roll on eBay for $25. Got some soapy water, an exacto knife, a heat gun and some patience.

    Once I felt comfortable with the results I went ahead and bought a brand new lens and applied the film.

    You don’t necessarily need to use the same film I used. There are others who have used different clear films for the exterior with good results.
     
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  3. Aug 9, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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    Thank you,

    I like 3m just because they probably perfected it.

    Do you have the link for EBAY?

    How much did you pay for a new lens?

    I have a 17 also.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2019 at 7:20 PM
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    Pm sent
     

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