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scratch on dash

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by blastoff, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Aug 7, 2013 at 5:37 AM
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    blastoff

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    Brand new truck, not even two weeks old :eek: I was helping somebody move of course. My fault though... one of those file folder cardboard boxes with the metal runner on top. I didn't notice the metal was sticking out.

    Would a pro fix this better than me? I'm looking at "3M 08579 Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit" off Amazon. I've always had good luck with 3M stuff.

    I'm looking for suggestions on how to make this go away without replacing the whole piece.

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  2. Aug 7, 2013 at 6:32 AM
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    WHPLSH3

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    That sucks! It looks deep enough that you might need a professional touch...
    If someone ever suckers me into using my truck to help them move- the interior is off limits! Done too much damage to headliners & door panels over the years
     
  3. Aug 7, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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    cheeseit

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    Try using a blow dryer to heat the plastic up. It won't completly fix the scratch but it will turn it back the original colour.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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    blastoff

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    i dont think its plastic... its more like vinyl. Its a TRD trim, not sure if they're trimmed different than the base models.
     
  5. Aug 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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    WHPLSH3

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    Cheeseit and I are both in the body industry. Believe us, it is plastic. The blow drier is the best bet
     
  6. Aug 9, 2013 at 1:01 AM
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    this and that...
    sorry to see that scratch. it always happens when youre helping someone or done at someones elses hand. off topic: what is that cupholder area in front of the shifter? i dont have that on my truck. is that an automatic thing?
     
  7. Aug 9, 2013 at 1:14 AM
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    MGMTacolover55

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    The cup holders in front is an automatic thing and you should NEVER help anyone move with your truck that is new... But since it is done send them the bill for the repair
     
  8. Oct 22, 2015 at 6:50 PM
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    caleb donnellan

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    I kno this is an old thread but found it on Google Wat was your solution to fixing the scratch
     
  9. Nov 17, 2015 at 5:44 PM
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    JasonU71

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    The blow dryer won't remove this. These dashboards have what appears to be a painted dark gray coating over a light gray base plastic. I scratched my dash reinstalling my front seat, very similar to yours. I tried the hair dryer and it only made it worse. You best bet may be coloring the scratch with a marker or paint pen.

    I ended up replacing my entire dashboard. It cost $400 and took me 4.5 to 5 hours to swap it. Im picky with my vehicles. Best of luck to you.
     
  10. Nov 17, 2015 at 5:49 PM
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    You could also get a dash cover. I purchased one, but didn't like how it looked and ended up replacing the dash. If you pay shipping I'll send you the dash cover. Send me a PM.
     
  11. Nov 17, 2015 at 5:53 PM
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    jpneely

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    so a damn blow dryer will help one of those scratches?! and ive been living with my dash scratched up since day 1 of me having it?! (girlfriend decided the dash was a good place to rest her feet... which must of had adamantium spikes on them)
     
  12. Nov 17, 2015 at 5:55 PM
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    I had no luck with the blow dryer.. YMMV..
     
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