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Scratched plastic dash

Antjos1 Apr 20, 2019

  1. Antjos1

    Antjos1 Registered User

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    Hi all
    Any ideas how to disguise a sracthed plastic dashboard
    Thanks
     
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  3. S32B

    S32B Registered User

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    Depends where the scratch is and what part of the dash it's on! And how deep it is.
     
  4. eribaMotters

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    I had scratches and white bloom marks in the plastic boot lining and door trims of a VW some years ago. They body shop used a hot air gun to remove these. The plastic initially went shiny and a week or so later all marks had gone. You have to know what you are doing to attempt this.
    You could try a hair drier as a safer alternative.
    I have also found WD40 spray works a treat on scuff marks etc on plastic trim in general.

    Colin
     
  5. S32B

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    For small scratches on black trim, the black cap off a plastic pen works! The first time I saw it done I was shocked and amazed...I work in a car factory!
     
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  6. KenL

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    I am certainly not an expert but I would be very wary of doing this on my own.
     
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  7. Henda

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    A car place a know uses china black (think its eyeliner) think theres how to guides on youtube as theres a certain thing to do to get best results
     
  8. dg-1984

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    Can you explain?
     
  9. S32B

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    Rub the black plastic on the scratch firm and fast...then wet your finger and lightly rub it...it blends in! Funnily enough I did it this week on a car :)
     
  10. dg-1984

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    Need to try that, thought it would scratch it also as the lid is quite hard plastic.
     
  11. S32B

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    Try with care mate, when it's not your own car and it doesn't work! you can just order a replacement part to be brought out and switch them over there and then! I've also done it with a pair of black rubber coated work gloves.
     

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