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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. Sep 2, 2020 at 9:15 PM
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    pL4tiNumfi5t

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    Looks like Android Auto Maps with Satellite map type :thumbsup:
     
  2. Sep 3, 2020 at 4:52 AM
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    Yep Google Maps on Android Auto with the Satellite layer enabled.
     
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  3. Sep 3, 2020 at 5:03 AM
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    How much $$$$?
     
  4. Sep 3, 2020 at 5:25 AM
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    Looks good! I might have to do the same
     
  5. Sep 11, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    Wow after seeing this and not knowing about scratches i see now where i wiped it real quickly and its scratched. What a pos my new 2020 taco is turning into. Cant even touch the cover on the instrument without scratching it? I hope the rest of the truck isn't made this way
     
  6. Sep 11, 2020 at 12:04 PM
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  7. Sep 12, 2020 at 9:17 PM
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    Wish I'd gotten the protective film the first time. Oh well guess I'll do it the second time!
     
  8. Sep 19, 2020 at 5:43 PM
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    I just put this protector on mine and it does indeed look better and it doesn't scratch. I ordered a spare so I have another one if I need it.
     
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  9. Sep 20, 2020 at 12:00 AM
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    prickly_goo

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    ill buy your spare at the right price if you're willing to part with it.
     
  10. Sep 20, 2020 at 10:02 AM
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    sorry man. Keeping it for the future day when I decide i don't like that little bubble in the bottom right that I left in it. hahaha
     
  11. Sep 22, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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    $50 for a 99 cent screen protector? :crazy:
     
  12. Sep 23, 2020 at 3:39 AM
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    It's simply insurance; to prevent future wear. Does the mark up really come as a surprise to you? Everything is massively marked up. We live in a world of greed. How much you think the truck was to make? :rofl:
     
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  13. Sep 23, 2020 at 4:12 AM
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    I dunno, how much? I would bet a lot more than you think after all the costs are considered. And your not paying $50 for a piece of plastic, your paying for the time and effort that went into bringing the product to the market.
     
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  14. Sep 23, 2020 at 5:21 AM
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    For what it’s worth, you get the protector for the cluster panel, radio, and small shift selector panel to the left of the shifter. $50 to not see scratches and fingerprints every time I’m in the truck is well worth it to me
     
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  15. Sep 23, 2020 at 12:04 PM
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    I hear ya, everyone has their line in the sand. I'm sure other companies will offer alternatives.
    Would like to see a permanent solution instead of band aid.
     
  16. Oct 3, 2020 at 4:10 PM
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    If these protective films can cover as much of the sides of that "stick button" hole to prevent more dust from getting in I'd be happy for the price!
     
  17. Oct 12, 2020 at 11:12 AM
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    Hey all. First post on TW but a long time stalker. I just put the ScreenProTech protector on, and it is night and day. A little pricy, but well worth it for what you get. When you use the spray they include, it is super easy to position and work the bubbles out. That said, I got the extra set of protectors fearing I may mess up my first attempt, which I ultimately did. Highly recommend getting the spare set.

    After I was done, there were still a few tiny bubbles left in there, but they disappeared by the second day. I was reading if they are just moisture bubbles (from the spray), and you work out all the big ones, any tiny ones will disappear. That is definitely true. Now it is crystal clear.

    Edit: Do remove the instrument cluster before installing. It is very easy to remove and will make the process much easier.
     
  18. Oct 12, 2020 at 11:16 AM
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    dskakie

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    Yeah I had a similar experience — put the main gauge cluster one on during my lunch break at work and had two bubbles probably the diameter of a pencil but after 2-3 days inside the warm cabin they totally disappeared, super happy with it
     
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