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Old 19-06-2017, 01:09 PM   #1
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Scratches on the dashboard

I'm looking for some advice on how to remove some small scratches I've noticed in the middle of my dashboard. The scratches are very small on the lip of the speaker surround. I've attached a few photos.

I've only had the car 3 months and this is the first time I've noticed them. It's only really noticeable in bright sunlight. They are deep and I can feel them with my fingernail. I've approached the dealership but they aren't being helpful as I can't prove it was there on collection.

Any advice on how to remove or correct these would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 19-06-2017, 01:14 PM   #2
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A dressing will improve the look but not cure it obviously. Have you tried seeing how much a new speaker surround is? May not be too pricey and then it will be perfect again.

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Old 19-06-2017, 01:37 PM   #3
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That's so discreet you could try a magic sponge to lessen the impact. Hard to tell what material it is however.
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Old 19-06-2017, 02:39 PM   #4
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Probably caused by a dash mounted trade plate in a holder whilst on a test drive.

A new piece of trim is the better solution - fit and forget - use your favourite dash treatment/dressing from then on.
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MY first thoughts would be to sand it down to either remove or lessen the scratch depth but it that trim could be painted or layered so sanding it down could expose the underlying plastic which could be a different colour (like black). Another option would be to remove the surround and sand then repaint with a plastic spray paint, ideally colour matched. Or a replacement trim as Zebra suggested

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Old 20-06-2017, 10:42 PM   #6
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Maybe a heat gun might lessen or remove it. Heat it up and gently shape it with flat side of a table knife. But you'd want to have it off the car as not to damage the softer dash plastics. Might be more of a headache than it's worth, and its only 3 months old. Have you checked if the dealer would repair it under goodwill? Its a really random place to get scratched.

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Old 20-06-2017, 11:24 PM   #7
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Looks like the paint coating has reacted and rippled.

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Personally, I'd order a new part and have it fitted. It's a new car, so it's worth doing right. What about a scrap yard for a good second hand part? You'll always see any repair you do, and if you're like me, it'll annoy you as much as the scratches.


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