Join Date: May 2002
Location: Winkler, Manitoba, Canada
There IS hope...
I have found all the same things you guys have mentioned, and a little frustrating since I, like most of you am quite anal about my interior...
I posted a question tot he group about the plastic gauge lens cover looking bad, and subsequently got a reply similar to the one above from aircraftspruce...plastic polish. I ordered, but have not got it yet. But what I did try first was McGuires scratch remover (again, suggested by a fellow x.org member) and it worked pretty good to get fine scratches out of the plood area.
I had put a scratch in my dash area which surrounds the plood, when taking out my stereo. Since I have the Saddle interior, the white scratch really showed bad. However, there is a guy here who does interior repairs...like dash scratches and cracks, vinyl and leather repairs carpet redying, etc. I call him up and he repaired my dash scratch and a small cut in the seat back vinyl. You honestly can not tell where it was for both. He basically melted the vinyl back together and retained the same grain.
As far as the dash, he uses a hi quality automitve type of paint, masks off the area around the scratch, matches the color perfectly, then basicaly airbushes the area over the scratch, and fades out ...I could not beleive my eyes when complete...it was perfect, and he said this paint is tougher than the factory plastic...I was as happy to see this, as I was the first time I had a paintless dent door ding fixed....So there is hope. He had over 10 years in autobody industry before starting this business of interior repair. HE is in high demand at car delaerships to touch up traded in vehicles also.
I made a small pod for a center channel speaker and he painted it at the same time as he mized the color, and wow, it looks like a factory job, even matched the grain of the dash top patttern.
Towing Pkg with Black Powdercoated Hitch, BSM, Body Colored Fender Flares, Form Fit Hood Deflector, Colgan bumper and mirror bras, Moonroof Visor, Gold Grille / Emblem Pkg, Body color Rear Spoiler, Full Size matching spare tire/wheel, woodgrain Meter Trim Panel, Wood Shift Knob, K & N Air Filter, Complete Alpine Custom Audio/Video system,
Other Vehicles :
2003 Acura TL Type S
2000 Acura NSX-T