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08-04-2014 11:36 PM
Garyshome Get one at a junk yard & replace it!
06-28-2014 02:43 PM
JLokiG What about scratches on the top of the dash not too deep like from a dog?
08-24-2012 01:23 PM
F'nClassy Cover it with vinyl!
08-24-2012 01:06 PM
xpeterbilt387x
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Originally Posted by Fresh1 View Post
Maybe they can be fixed the same way as very light scratches in the windshield (the kind you can only see when light hits it from a certain angle). I'll try this suggestion too for a couple of light scratches on my dash info display screen, which were there when I got the can new ...


"Q: Scratching the Surface I've got some light scratches in my windshield. My nail doesn't catch in them, so they're not deep, but the usual Windex is not having an effect. Can I buff these out? How?

A: There are two ways to address light scratches in glass. The easiest is to fill the scratches with an acrylic scratch remover, which is applied as a liquid and dries hard and transparent, hiding the damage by filling the scratches chemically. For deeper scratches, the most popular fix is buffing the glass with cerium oxide, a popular glass, ceramic and metal polish with very low abrasiveness—it's widely used in jewelry and ceramics. Add water to the fine powder and make a slurry the consistency of Elmer's Glue, then cover the damaged areas with the paste. Using a drill with a hard rubber polishing wheel attached, apply firm pressure to slowly grind the surface smooth. To make things a bit easier, mark the location of the scratch on the other side of the glass so you can keep track of where you should be working. It may take a while, but keep the paste moist and add more cerium oxide as needed, and the result will be a smooth, scratch-free surface."

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...our-windshield
Some interesting stuff in that!
08-19-2012 12:22 PM
Fresh1 Maybe they can be fixed the same way as very light scratches in the windshield (the kind you can only see when light hits it from a certain angle). I'll try this suggestion too for a couple of light scratches on my dash info display screen, which were there when I got the can new ...


"Q: Scratching the Surface I've got some light scratches in my windshield. My nail doesn't catch in them, so they're not deep, but the usual Windex is not having an effect. Can I buff these out? How?

A: There are two ways to address light scratches in glass. The easiest is to fill the scratches with an acrylic scratch remover, which is applied as a liquid and dries hard and transparent, hiding the damage by filling the scratches chemically. For deeper scratches, the most popular fix is buffing the glass with cerium oxide, a popular glass, ceramic and metal polish with very low abrasiveness—it's widely used in jewelry and ceramics. Add water to the fine powder and make a slurry the consistency of Elmer's Glue, then cover the damaged areas with the paste. Using a drill with a hard rubber polishing wheel attached, apply firm pressure to slowly grind the surface smooth. To make things a bit easier, mark the location of the scratch on the other side of the glass so you can keep track of where you should be working. It may take a while, but keep the paste moist and add more cerium oxide as needed, and the result will be a smooth, scratch-free surface."

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...our-windshield
08-18-2012 01:58 PM
lyonsroar probably from a ring or a watch or something
08-18-2012 01:27 PM
xpeterbilt387x
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Originally Posted by lyonsroar View Post
ya there's a plastic polish called "Plast-X" that might work. But like I said it might do no good, it might make it worse.
Worth a try..... They're already scratched. And to think, I have NO idea where they came from.
08-17-2012 01:21 PM
lyonsroar ya there's a plastic polish called "Plast-X" that might work. But like I said it might do no good, it might make it worse.
08-16-2012 08:17 PM
xpeterbilt387x No, theyre just plastic....
08-16-2012 04:44 PM
lyonsroar First I'd have to know if it's real metal or not.
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