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Old 08-13-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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Question How to fix light scratches/ Blemishes on nterior trim?

Hey everyone. Not sure if this was the right place or what so forgive me. or Mods plz move to the appropriate place. Anyways. I have a 2012 focus SEL and on the chrome/silver interior pieces, Both shifter top and e-brake cover are scratched and the shifter cover piece has like a small dot/scratch that bothers the crap out of me. wanted to know if there was an easy fix for these? As warranty won't cover them. Thanks! I'll post up pics tomorrow when it's light out.


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Here are some pics... Sorry they're not the greatest, but its the top of the shifter (you can see the small dot) and the Silver E-brake cover piece. Both have scratches and of course the small dot. any tips?


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There is no good way to fix that unfortunately. I'm afraid anything I would recommend would make it worse.
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There is no good way to fix that unfortunately. I'm afraid anything I would recommend would make it worse.
Shoot it anyway!
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First I'd have to know if it's real metal or not.
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No, theyre just plastic....
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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.
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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.
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probably from a ring or a watch or something
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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

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