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Scratched dash on 3 day old truck

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by shadgkiss, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Jun 11, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    shadgkiss

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    Hello all

    I was on my way to a fire call and thru my light on the dash because I didn't mount it yet and low and behold I put three two inch scratches on my dash!!! Anyone who how to fix them? I am completely lost in how I am going to remove/lessen these.

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. Jun 11, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    MUDFISH

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    I did the same thing on the passenger side... I'd like to know the answer as well...
     
  3. Jun 12, 2009 at 5:57 AM
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    spaghettiedy

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    I don't know. Sorry to hear about your new ride though. Within a month of owning my new Taco, I got a couple chips on the hood and one on the windshield. SUCKS, and I feel your pain.

    At least the new car smell is still there.

    Ohh, and thanks for fighting fires!
     
  4. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:06 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Maybe a small dash mat over the scratches especially if you have to put that light there a lot? They are very thin & clingy without adhesive, you can find them in auto accessory shops or possibly wal mart. The size of a mouse pad.
    Otherwise, have gotten rid of scratches on interior plastic very very carefully with a hair dryer. Be patient, heat it up and rub, it takes the edges off but you must be careful otherwise :eek:
    yes thanks for fighting fires and congrats on your new truck sorry that happened.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:39 AM
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    WNYTACOMA

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    I had scratches on my 2000 and the dealership said they had a guy that came in once a week to do stuff like that. In other words, they subbbed it out to some guy who would come in and make those kind of repairs. I never bothered to follow through because they were pretty minor.

    Maybe try to get more information through that route?
     
  6. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    STLTaco09

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    Try using a blow dryer on high and a cotton rag or your thumb. Using the blow dryer, hold it about an inch away. Heat the scatch up for about 5-10 seconds, then work the scratch with your thumb and/or rag.

    I did this on my door panel just below the window. It seems to work well on the deep scratches, I was able to significantly lessen it. The smaller ones seemed to disappear. Be patient though, it took me a good 30 minutes!

    I was pretty careful at first as to not heat the plastic up too much. I didn't want it to melt. I'm not sure if this is a valid concern or not, but be careful. I'm not responsible for your dash if you melt it or make the scratch worse!
     
  7. Jun 12, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    shadgkiss

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    Thanks everyone, I will try to see what I can do this weekend. Now I need to come up with a story on why I am using the wives blow dryer :D
     
  8. Jun 12, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    That's why you got to mount those LED's man!!! Haha!!! Naw but that sucks.:cool:
     
  9. Jun 12, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    i have a dash mat he can have it if it helps :D
     
  10. Jun 12, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    When a man uses a hair dryer, the nomenclature changes to "heat gun". It is perfectly acceptable. Once it is back in her hands, it changes back to a hair dryer. You will be safe. No man card violations or loss of points.

    That is all.
     
  11. Jun 12, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    ...unless of course, he is wearing polyester pants while using it. Then it is a major violation.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    Here, here!! Well said!!
     
  13. Jun 12, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    Goblin

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    I was looking for just this thread. My TomTom fell and scratched my dash. I was surprised how easily it scratched. Post up success stories because I'm afraid I'll only make it worse. I'm hoping to find a gray marker. LOL.
     
  14. Jun 19, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    steviestyles

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    Simple fix is to put a light coat of Vasoline over the scratch. Does a really good job of hiding the scratch.
     
  15. Jul 11, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    fireturk41

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    if you had a interior light bar you wouldnt have this problem duh!


    lol he heat gun idea would prolly get it
     
  16. Jul 11, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    LMAO! :rofl:
     
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