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Scratch On Dash

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Ridgerunner, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Jun 3, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    First-anyone know if the dash in the glovebox area-is that leather or vinyl? I have the LTD DC and I know the shifter and steering wheel are leather at least.
    Anyways-does anyone have a good way to make a scratch kinda disappear on the glovebox door and a little in the surrounding area? I fkkd up and ran the end of a bedframe across it. Pissed. 12 years and not a blemish till now:mad:
    maybe that "tannery" type stuff? or some kind of "scratch remover" for interiors? Thanks for any help:)
     
  2. Jun 3, 2013 at 5:44 PM
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    highcotton2003

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    they make a vinyl leather repair kit that can be bought at any auto parts store. if all else fails and you still cant stand looking at it find a replacement
     
  3. Jun 3, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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    chris4x4

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    How bad is it? Can you post a pic?
     
  4. Jun 3, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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    It aint good:( I will do a pic tomorrow Chris:) and Britt thanks for your suggestions:) I will start a search.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2013 at 6:36 AM
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    I have a good one there too and another one on the passenger side window sill. They bring back great memories and I smile every time I look at them so I leave them :D
     
  6. Jun 4, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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    well unfortunately mine has no worthy "memory":D such as yours. Lucky you young'un.
    ok here are a couple pics-
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    not looking too easy huh?
     
  7. Jun 4, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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    best you might be able to do is melt it down with a tiny blowtorch and
    quick strokes

    I'd order a new door, or get used to the scratch. but I would use my little gas
    soldering iron with blowtorch tip first. remove part from vehicle first !!!!!
     
  8. Jun 4, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Glove box is just hard plastic, no?
     
  9. Jun 4, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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    Polishing it won't do much. If you are careful, you can mostly get it out with a cloth and some carburetor cleaner. It will slightly melt the plastic to reduce the scratch. It worked pretty well for me on some kick panels.

    Look around first for a better solution. There may be some kind of kit available on the market by now.

    Another option is to sand it out and then polish it, but you would lose the surface texture and it would look weird.
     
  10. Jun 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM
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    yeah the more I look at it the more it's seeming you cannot do anything to it. Good suggestions thanks.
    I'm glad it's just the door and not the dash-like 127 said I can remove it and put more focus to it if I want-or just buy a new one yeah. It's so hideous it's kinda worth the money.
     
  11. Jun 4, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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    I would love to see your truck. Must be clean as could be!
     
  12. Jun 4, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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    yeah it is-which makes this scratch that much more dramatic.
     
  13. Jun 4, 2013 at 3:51 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Ive seen it! I think its the cleanest first gen Ive seen that was over 5 years in age! :)
     
  14. Jun 4, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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    NAWWW! thanks Chris:D
     
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