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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 3, 2017 at 10:51 AM
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    Falcon016

    Falcon016 Well-Known Member

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    So basically all of the dials are exposed?
     
  2. Sep 3, 2017 at 10:54 AM
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    AlphaDog1974

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    I did not remove the plastic cover. I cleaned the cover while still installed. I did the best that I can. I think it worked out awesome, it looked brand new. This was on my 2014, I have since upgraded to my 2017.
     
  3. Sep 19, 2017 at 7:11 AM
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    Pistol Pete's recommendation is what I use of all my cars and now this piece. I first stated using it on my Boxster rear Window and now 911 plastic, It works wonders and leaves no reside, for bigger scratches, use any of the plastic polishes or 3M makes both a cleaner and polish that have served my well over the years.

    Anyone remove the dash components? I'd like to paint some and replace the neoprene pieces w Leather at least in the front of my DCSB Sport.

    Mike
     
  4. Sep 28, 2017 at 11:39 PM
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    sopflei

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    any issues with rattling or any other sounds coming from the dash after reinstalling? i was experiencing a rattle on the first (used) third gen i owned. i brought it in for the diff. recall and had them try to address it. after the second trip back to the dealer, we discovered the cluster was opened by the original owner, then the foreman explained that this voided factory warranty and they're no longer responsible. since then I've gotten a new truck, tried my best to keep the new "shitty" plastic scratch free and have failed miserably. now i don't care and just enjoy the truck.
     
  5. Sep 30, 2017 at 4:29 PM
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    itsraymondang

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    I need to do this ASAP. Mine only has 14 miles and the scratch is ridonculous
     
  6. Oct 1, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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    MandosTaco

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    Maybe slightly off topic, but thought I'd start here since its an issue I seem to be having...When I drive at night, I seem to get a ridiculous glare from the bright blue gauges on my drivers side window, and it seems to be right at the point where it sort of takes away from my view and its distracting. Just wondering if anyone has noticed this or not. Thanks!
     
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  7. Oct 1, 2017 at 10:56 AM
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    Sosk

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    Dealer washed/vacuumed my truck during service and wiped it with a dirty rag. Scratched to absolute shit and they are trying to say it was me. AND when I asked for them to supply me with the part to do it myself told me I have to replace the whole cluster with my ODO starting at 0.

    Cant believe the bs I've been fed over this lol.

    IMG_1089.jpg
     
  8. Oct 1, 2017 at 11:37 AM
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    Lt. Dangle

    Lt. Dangle Thinks skiploder needs a hug

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    I'd straight up ask me dealer if he is completely incompetent, or totally trying to rip me off because its one of the 2.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2017 at 8:39 PM
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    Oh man. Sorry to see that. Mine looked similar after the initial dealer prep. I pulled the radio and gauge cluster trim and used Griot’s plastic polish. Directions on the bottle. It worked really well. Nearly new unless the light was just perfect. You can save this but the dealer sucks. Good luck!
     
  10. Oct 3, 2017 at 10:33 PM
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    HolyReptar

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    Stock for now
  11. Nov 7, 2017 at 12:14 PM
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    Just wiped my gauge cluster with a napkin because of some dust... It looks like absolute shite now. :frusty:

    This thread should be stickied, and the cluster should come with a warning to NEVER TOUCH IT.
     
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  12. Nov 7, 2017 at 12:17 PM
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    TXTaco13

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    Or Toyota should use more quality materials for their interior. They have never been know for their interiors though. Still not an excuse.
     
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  13. Nov 7, 2017 at 10:35 PM
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    If anyone is getting rid of their old plexiglass, I will gladly take it off your hands. Will pay for shipping too. Shoot me a pm. Thanks
     
  14. Nov 10, 2017 at 5:45 PM
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    Has anyone tried buffing it out?
     
  15. Nov 16, 2017 at 4:21 PM
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    So did I
     
  16. Nov 21, 2017 at 9:25 PM
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  17. Nov 21, 2017 at 9:43 PM
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    is the gage cluster acryllic, polycarbonate of plexiglass.....each of those require different cleaning methods
     
  18. Nov 24, 2017 at 8:52 PM
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    Trek-taco

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    Thanks I was wondering about how too..... well I now know. thansk
     
  19. Nov 25, 2017 at 9:22 PM
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    I noticed scraches on mine already too. It's annoying
     
  20. Dec 10, 2017 at 1:36 PM
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    EdgeCrusher

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    Hell, I'd say order me the odo with zero miles on it then. They won't because they can't. They must be set before leaving the factory. My was replaced under TSB and had to be shipped with same mileage. Huge problem for them if they didn't.
     

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