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Shining the dashboard?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by TacomaFrank123, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Sep 14, 2017 at 9:36 AM
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    TacomaFrank123

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    Tacoma Dashboard.........I cleaned it and sprayed it....I'm not happy...Any recommendations

    I recently purchased a 2015 Tacoma, I used to have a 2002 Tacoma Double cab.

    I like the dashboard on my 2015, but I've used several things to make it look "nicer" a little shiner maybe and I used the following items below and it got worse.

    I tried McGuire's (Supreme) Protectorant, within a few hours it looked blotchy

    I than tried McGuire's (Natural Shine) Protectorant and its better, but I'm still not that happy, but its better.

    Some folks on this site mentioned "303" Protectorant, but it will probably have the same result.

    I miss my old 2002 dashboard, I could use McGuire's (Supreme) Protectorant and it would shine up so nice!!!

    Another issue:

    Has anyone noticed this too?

    And on the drivers side, I see where the dealer must have put a sticker (Air bag warning sticker) the sticker residue, its barely noticeable, I tried Goo gone adhesive remover, it really help and I heard that its not recommended for interior use. The sticker marks are still there, but hardly noticeable, a little annoying that I couldnt remove the marks, any recommendations???
     
  2. Sep 14, 2017 at 9:40 AM
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    Noelie84

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    I always go cleaning wipes first to get absolutely everything off, and then let it dry. Then I apply protectant and let that dry. Then I buff it with a clean microfiber towel, and that does a good job of eliminating the blotches. But that was on a 2010 Tacoma; not sure if the 2015's have a different dash texture or not.


    Edit:
    It might not matter, but I always make sure to do this first thing in the morning when the dash is cool to the touch, not after it's been sitting in the sun all day.
     
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  3. Sep 14, 2017 at 2:20 PM
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    el_smurfo

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    I like mine clean but flat, not shiny. Keep sun reflections down.
     
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  4. Sep 15, 2017 at 12:39 AM
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    A carsales man was in my toyota last week and he made a comment that he has never seen front dash as clean and shiny as on a 2006 that has been in the las vegas sun for 8 years

    The 303 aerospace protectant was designed to keep the dashes on airplanes from cracking also works well on boat seats and car armrests

    Warning do not spay or wipe the 303 on the clear plastic instrument panel lens it will put a cloudy haze on them that does not come off

    I just looked in the garage and the 2014 black dash is shiny is as well

    order the large bottle and spray some on a micro fiber towel and it will last a few years

    and that with a dog the is hard on the interior
     
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  5. Sep 15, 2017 at 5:19 AM
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    Noelie84

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    Part of why I buff mine after I put the protectant on; cuts down on the glare.
     
  7. Sep 15, 2017 at 5:28 AM
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    First I have nano ceramic heat rehection and 99.9% UVA UVB protective film on ALL of my windows to include my windshield.
    The first step is prevention of a damaged dash from sun exposure

    Second I use a simple interior detailer to clean the dash from Chemical Guys. I have no problems with the dash looking faded. I ned no products that produce shine (after all its a matte dash).
     
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    I've got a Cover Craft molded dash cover on mine and use mothers interior cleaner on the areas that the dash cover doesn't protect
     
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