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Old 03-14-2011, 12:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Replacing interior trim!

Ok so I need some advice/help. My MDX has quite a bit of scratching on the interior simulated trim around the gear**** and a few other places. I want to replace it because it's a HUGE pet peeve of mine. Has anyone tried this before? If so, is it difficult?
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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One place you can look up part numbers is on the Delray Acura website. The parts diagrams for a base 2008 MDX are here. You'll find the parts you'll need by clicking on CENTER CONSOLE (1). Or click on the diagram below.

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I replaced part number 10 in the diagram above. mine was cracked and somone tried to fix it with superglue, so it was cracked and melted looking. $94 for the part and $100 at the dealers to install. tried myself, massive PITA, gave up. they eventually had to remove the stereo to get enough wiggle room to get the piece back in.

build book calls for a 2.5 hour job with a removal of hte seats and everything between them. not necessary. also not just a simple job. can you buff out the scratches with some meg's plastx or something?
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I replaced part number 10 in the diagram above. mine was cracked and somone tried to fix it with superglue, so it was cracked and melted looking. $94 for the part and $100 at the dealers to install. tried myself, massive PITA, gave up. they eventually had to remove the stereo to get enough wiggle room to get the piece back in.

build book calls for a 2.5 hour job with a removal of hte seats and everything between them. not necessary. also not just a simple job. can you buff out the scratches with some meg's plastx or something?
I was going to suggest something similar. How bad are the scratches and swirls in the plastic? There are a few products that remove fine scratches. Probably cheaper to try those options first.

Megs PlastX, Novus Plastic polish, Plexus, etc..
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You don't have much to lose by trying - under $10 for one of the plastic polish products and you spend an hour seeing how it goes. It could save you from having to buy a $100 part and spending 2.5 hours of labor on replacing it. Good idea, guys!
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They are pretty bad. I will try to buy some of the stuff mentioned above and see if it works first. Thanks for the replies and the diagram!
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nsxtasy thank you for posting this!! This helps me too on a post I've gotten no response to, I'm trying to wire power for gps on the dash.

Awesome resource.
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I replaced part number 10 in the diagram above. mine was cracked and somone tried to fix it with superglue, so it was cracked and melted looking. $94 for the part and $100 at the dealers to install. tried myself, massive PITA, gave up. they eventually had to remove the stereo to get enough wiggle room to get the piece back in.

build book calls for a 2.5 hour job with a removal of hte seats and everything between them. not necessary. also not just a simple job. can you buff out the scratches with some meg's plastx or something?
Ok so I bought some PlastX. I want to make sure this stuff is safe to use on this simulated wood. Has anyone used it on theirs? The bottle says to use on: Plastic Headlights, Plastic Boat Windows, Convertible Windows, Hard Plexiglass Surfaces, Scratched CD Surfaces. I just don't want to mess things up even worse.

Oh and slipkid, I am also replacing part number 10!

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Ok so I bought some PlastX. I want to make sure this stuff is safe to use on this simulated wood. Has anyone used it on theirs? The bottle says to use on: Plastic Headlights, Plastic Boat Windows, Convertible Windows, Hard Plexiglass Surfaces, Scratched CD Surfaces. I just don't want to mess things up even worse.

Oh and slipkid, I am also replacing part number 10!
It works, but be prepared to spend quite a bit of elbow grease. If you can feel the scratches with your finger nail, then it would be difficult to remove them totally. Light scratches and swirl marks come off very nicely.

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Similar issue here, but on rear door handles...can I get touch up paint for that gray metallic plastic on the door handle?
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Similar issue here, but on rear door handles...can I get touch up paint for that gray metallic plastic on the door handle?
Hey bear1906, any solution to this one? I found the same issue, and came here searching. Would love to hear any thoughts about a touch-up to a deep scratch. I'll also inquire with the dealer if I have to.

Thanks in advance for any help/advice!

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There's no touch up paint for interior pieces that I've ever seen.....
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