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scratched instrument cluster glass or plastic, how can I polish it out?

On my 02 superduty, I only used windex and paper towels, but it appears that I scratched or hazed the lower section of the instrument cluster. It is annoying when the sun hits it. Any idea how I can polish the plastic to get rid of the scratches.

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On my 02 superduty, I only used windex and paper towels, but it appears that I scratched or hazed the lower section of the instrument cluster. It is annoying when the sun hits it. Any idea how I can polish the plastic to get rid of the scratches.

O'riellys sells some stuff to use on stratched headlight lense. Im unsure of the brand or even what the bottle looks like. I do know that my brother used it on his work car headlights and it cleared them right up. Almost looked brand new after he did that. But it was for plastic headlight lense covers.

Might look into that.

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On my 02 superduty, I only used windex and paper towels, but it appears that I scratched or hazed the lower section of the instrument cluster. It is annoying when the sun hits it. Any idea how I can polish the plastic to get rid of the scratches.
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Re: scratched instrument cluster glass or plastic, how can I polish it out?

wax will scratch it worse. once it dries its not good on plastic without a clearcoat surface.

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Re: scratched instrument cluster glass or plastic, how can I polish it out?

I would think that someone would make a polishing compound for this.

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Re: scratched instrument cluster glass or plastic, how can I polish it out?

This may be what I need:

Duragloss Plastic Polish #681

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Re: scratched instrument cluster glass or plastic, how can I polish it out?

meguiar's makes some plastic scratch remover an polish..
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Re: scratched instrument cluster glass or plastic, how can I polish it out?

We used tooth paste back in the day... paper towels are your problem.

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Re: scratched instrument cluster glass or plastic, how can I polish it out?

I ended up using McGuiers #10 plastic polish. So far I have spent about 10 minutes on it and it is about 50% better. This polish can be used by hand and is about 8 bucks for a bottle.

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