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Did anyone really take a good look at the plastic or plexiglass covering the tachometer, speedometer, and gas gauges? I notice that on the bottom fifth of the glass, there seems to be small scratches on the inside of the plastic/glass. It is really noticeable when the sun hits it at an angle. Does any one else have these scratches, or are your coverings totally smooth?
 

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Knowledge is a two-edged sword. I notice more about my 'X, both the good (lots!) and the bad (just a couple of things), because this site makes me more knowledgeable.:4:

I'll look at mine in a few minutes and let you know tomorrow.
 

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Re: scratches on instrument panel

jhette said:
Yes I have the same, since new. Use plastic polish to remove them.

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J
What's the name of the plastic polish and what company makes it? I would like to consider buying in the states!
 

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Plastic polish won't remove scratches from the inside of the window, only replacing it will take care of the problem. Get your dealer to replace it for you - should be a warranty item unless they (1) are pricks, or (2) think you removed, scratched, and replaced it!
 

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Warranty for "apperance" item???

AcuraMDX2002 said:
Plastic polish won't remove scratches from the inside of the window, only replacing it will take care of the problem. Get your dealer to replace it for you - should be a warranty item unless they (1) are pricks, or (2) think you removed, scratched, and replaced it!
I don't think they HAVE to replace anything that is an appereance only thing -- in other words the warranty is for FUNCTION.

That said, if the QA people on the line screwed up and let a scratched instrument panel lense get sent out, I think that the dealer prep guys should've caught it. If it slipped past them, how'd the "owner's pre-signing walk though" miss it too?

Hope that somebody steps up...

BTW I previously posted info abouT Novus Plastic Polish & a competitor -- they will work, although you'd have alot of dash to take apart & reassemble...
 

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Re: scratches on instrument panel

jhette said:
Yes I have the same, since new. Use plastic polish to remove them.

Cheers,
J
Checked today and mine is perfect, if it has scratches I would have the dealer replace the plastic. That should be no problem, remember the customer always comes first and is always right!!!
 

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Mea culpa - I put a couple of scratches on the plexiglass over my gauges. In a rush and used a harsh paper towel to clean them...

What's the best product to remedy this? Or will any "plastic polish"
do the job?

Also - any opinion on the best way to clean the plexiglass? I've heard some people never touch them - they use a very soft brush vac attachment.
 

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MDXMom said:
Mea culpa - I put a couple of scratches on the plexiglass over my gauges. In a rush and used a harsh paper towel to clean them...

What's the best product to remedy this? Or will any "plastic polish"
do the job?

Also - any opinion on the best way to clean the plexiglass? I've heard some people never touch them - they use a very soft brush vac attachment.
Novus 1 and 2. Novus 2 will clean light scratches and swirls from plastic (like the plood as well). Novus 1 will keep it polished and glossy.
There is Novus 3 for deeper scratches too. Great product! Private pilots and maintenance techs will use it on instrumentation. I ordered mine from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty..

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catmain.php?dest=cathome.php

Cool website!
 

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Even a soft vacuum brush can leave fine scratches. I have not tried the Novus products. but I'll see if they are available in my area. I have always wanted a product for this purpose. Thanks for the tip.
 

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Thank you muchly - I'll try them!
 

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renov8r wrote:
... I think that the dealer prep guys should've caught it. If it slipped past them, how'd the "owner's pre-signing walk though" miss it too?
renov8r,

Re: Dealer Prep: I don't know what kind of dealer prep you have experienced, but catching little things is not likely in my experience. If the car was missing a bumper, that MIGHT be caught.

Re: Walk-Thru: IMHO, a lot of things get through walk thrus including fit and finish items. Most people don't get out the old microscope

Sooooo .... I would have been suprised if anyone found such a little problem until the owner noticed it .... and I'll bet the owner didn't catch it in the first couple of days!!
 

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Novus 1 and 2. Novus 2 will clean light scratches and swirls from plastic (like the plood as well). Novus 1 will keep it polished and glossy.
There is Novus 3 for deeper scratches too. Great product! Private pilots and maintenance techs will use it on instrumentation. I ordered mine from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty..

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catmain.php?dest=cathome.php

Cool website!
Thanks for the link on that website. I ordered the novus 1 & 2, and
also a glass cleaner that removed small scratches. It is a cool site. I'll let you know what I think of the product when I recieve.
 
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