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Instrument cluster glass

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by netranger6, Nov 21, 2020 at 1:19 PM.

  1. Nov 21, 2020 at 1:19 PM
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    netranger6

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    Brand new 21. Used some non oil based wipes and got some on cluster. Now it won't wipe off. Any suggestions? I have had 4 tundra and all get scratches super easy on that glass. But this is first time I couldn't wipe off excess interior wipe residue.
     
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    Maybe isopropyl alcohol? What did you use, like a dash cleaner?
     
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    I did the same thing on my '18 except it was a spray. The only thing I found to get it off was olive oil.
    Tried alcohol degreaser and reapplying the protectant didnt work
    It was very frustrating. I thought I may have etched the plastic it was just overspray though. Needless to say I threw away that protectant.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2020 at 5:16 PM
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    Interior wipes. For plastic. Non petroleum based.
     
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    Olive Oil? On the clear plastic in front of instrument cluster..worked?
     
  6. Nov 21, 2020 at 5:53 PM
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    Yes it did it. I tried a little spot first to see if it would work. I used olive oil dabbed on a paper towel not too much. Rubbed it in gently so I didn't scratch the plastic. It took a couple times to get it all off. Then I used windex to clean the oil off. It could work for you not sure. Worth a try, Half my guage cluster was "fogged" over, I was pretty bummed
     
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  7. Nov 21, 2020 at 7:42 PM
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    It is not glass it is a hard coated plastic. Using anything like rubbing alcohol based solvents will only harm the plastic. Use a soap and water solution to remove it.
     
  8. Nov 21, 2020 at 7:44 PM
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    Strongly recommend microfiber towels.... paper will scratch it....
     
  9. Nov 22, 2020 at 11:51 AM
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    I freaking can't stand this uber eazy scratchy plastic man. What a stupid part.
     
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    The manufacturers don’t have a lot of choice. They can’t use glass and a lot of harder materials due to the hazards they would pose in an accident.flying shards aimed at your face is a bad thing.
     
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  11. Nov 25, 2020 at 2:18 PM
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    My truck is only 6 months old and that plastic is all scratched up. I am gentle with it because I came from a Tacoma and it scratched also but not as bad as the Tundra. I think ever time I look down at the speedo it gets mad or something, turns defiant and scratches itself just to get to me.
     
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  12. Nov 25, 2020 at 2:58 PM
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    That plastic is a pain. I just switched mine out. They really aren’t that bad a price
     

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