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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 15, 2020 at 3:57 PM
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    dskakie

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    Looks great! Did you add something to the trip reset hole to prevent dust??
     
  2. Aug 15, 2020 at 5:32 PM
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    I added a rubber grommet from Lowe’s but am going to explore getting a better one. Good stop gap for now!
     
  3. Aug 16, 2020 at 1:24 PM
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    kadamik

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    Do you have to remove the plex glass from the truck to install the protector?
     
  4. Aug 16, 2020 at 1:37 PM
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    It helps but I saw this, this morning

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  5. Aug 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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    Nice product but their website sucks.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2020 at 7:30 AM
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    Did your kit come with the spray or did you mix your own? If you mixed your own could you tell me how you mixed it? I received my kit but it didn’t come with the solution
     
  7. Sep 1, 2020 at 7:37 AM
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    chstaco

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    Few drops of baby shampoo and some distilled water.
     
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  8. Sep 1, 2020 at 8:44 AM
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    OK, thanks
     
  9. Sep 1, 2020 at 8:51 AM
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    Don't be afraid to liberally spray it on both the cluster and both sides of the protector. It'll allow you to move it around and position it better before it sets in place.
     
  10. Sep 1, 2020 at 10:24 AM
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    Zingbot

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    Yep, I just installed the film on the JBL. I removed the radio to do it, it’s looking better the more it dries. I would go ahead and do the instrument panel if I thought it would help with the scratches. I may just wait and order a new screen though.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2020 at 12:26 PM
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    chstaco

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    Don't be surprised if your new instrument panel is scratched...I ordered 2 of them and both were scratched. The screenprotech cover hides them pretty well though. I only notice them in direct sunlight, and hopefully with the cover im at least not adding anymore.
     
  12. Sep 1, 2020 at 1:03 PM
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    I guess I might as well try it on the old one then. Man, the radio film turned out flawless, very good product.
     
  13. Sep 1, 2020 at 1:07 PM
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    Yea I had some bubble issues on my cluster, that didn't show up until the slip fluid dried up 24 hrs later. I guess its cause of the curve in the glass, take your time and make sure you squeegee it good!
     
  14. Sep 1, 2020 at 3:59 PM
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    Zingbot

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    I just pulled my cluster out and applied the film, so far so good. Are you going to redo yours?
     
  15. Sep 1, 2020 at 7:02 PM
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    I redid it a second time using my second piece of film. I still had bubbles down in the corner, but I don't notice them with the trim back on.

    I'm really happy with the radio protector. It makes the screen shiny and sharper.

    IMG_20200824_162951.jpg
    IMG_20200824_162932.jpg
     
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  16. Sep 2, 2020 at 8:33 AM
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    Yours look good. It’s too cloudy here to see the scratches, if they aren’t too bad in direct sun I will probably call it good.
     
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  17. Sep 2, 2020 at 6:47 PM
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    Thought the soft lens cloth that came with my eyeglasses would be soft enough. Nope, so many scratches and I've barely had the truck one month. Tried the Meguiar's Plastix last night with nice results, think I'll make that a monthly ritual.
     
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  18. Sep 2, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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    Haven't had any issues using Armor All wipes, but then again I already have scratches so it's hard to tell what is new and old.

    Interested to hear your results long term
     
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    How’d you get that particular google maps view?
     
  20. Sep 2, 2020 at 9:15 PM
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    Looks like Android Auto Maps with Satellite map type :thumbsup:
     

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