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Scratches On Inside Interior

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Napvid, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. Feb 27, 2019 at 6:43 AM
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    Napvid

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    So I have been working on putting upgraded audio system in the truck. Got extensive enough to tear out interior put in dedner stuff like that. This is my daily driver so I'm only able to work on it after work hours and on weekends. But after work is done it needs to be all button back up and ready to drive the next day as I am a single dad and have to do the whole school commute work thing I need to have the truck.

    So, with having to remove interior door panels and pillar panels and whatever else to accommodate for Audio install I have scratched some pieces of interior. They are just light scratches but because of black interior it looks like a big old white scratch. I'm sure I'm not the only one who knows that the interior of the tundra can scratch somewhat easily.

    My question is has anybody come up with a way to fix the scratches on interior. Maybe not 100% fix but at least a little more presentable. Pics of to show some of the scratches I'd like to touch up.

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  2. Feb 27, 2019 at 6:50 AM
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    The shallow ones you may get away with some armor all, or something similar
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2019 at 6:57 AM
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    I have these same scratches. No idea how to fix them though
     
  4. Feb 27, 2019 at 7:00 AM
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    I use black shoe polish, helps cover them up
     
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  5. Feb 27, 2019 at 7:01 AM
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    Does it match?
     
  6. Feb 27, 2019 at 7:02 AM
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    Standard Toyota interior scratches. All my Yota vehicles get them and it blows. The doors are the worst.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2019 at 7:07 AM
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    As opposed to outside interior? I joke, I joke :) When i vacuum my interior it scratches and I haven't figured out yet how to get the scratches out. Tundra interior is sensitive.
     
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  8. Feb 27, 2019 at 7:10 AM
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    Cool I will try this. Cant hurt it. Ant brand preference?
     
  9. Feb 27, 2019 at 7:14 AM
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    Heat gun and some patients will get the out
     
  10. Feb 27, 2019 at 7:24 AM
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    Would you care to elaborate? I'm willing to try anything.
     
  12. Feb 27, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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  13. Feb 27, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    I'll take a picture when I walk out for lunch
     
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    Not sure man. Some patients are kind of useless in their condition.

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    LOL.
     
  15. Feb 27, 2019 at 9:05 AM
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    I've been fighting the doors for awhile.

    Vaseline leaves a shiny mess and stains clothing.
    Shoe polish sorta works only to transfer to your pants when going out to a nice restaurant.
    The heat gun knocks the scrape down only to leave a shine or dull spot.
    Aerospace 303 shines everything but the scratch
    Solution finish black trim restorer burys it for about three months.
     
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  16. Feb 27, 2019 at 9:15 AM
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    I have used a few different methods:
    Black China marker (grease pencil). fill in scratches and blend out with rag / magic eraser.
    Shoe polish is good but sometimes can be too glossy. fill in scratches and blend out with rag / magic eraser
    Heat gun
    The heat gun method works great for removing the "white" stress marks of a scratch.
    Basically you just heat up the panel until the stress marks go away.
    The only issue is too much heat will wash out the grain texture and look glossy.
    Ive done it with a bernzomatic torch with very quick passes. The heat gun is slower and much more controllable.
    Using a brillo pad can help knock down the gloss, but don't go crazy or apply to much pressure.You don't want to create more scratches.
    Sometimes removing material with an exacto knife helps knock down the scratch so it can be blended in better with the methods above.
    Good luck!
     
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  17. Feb 27, 2019 at 9:20 AM
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    I don't know if I have the patience to drive around and pick up a bunch of patients to help me with my truck. How many do I need?
     
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    While I haven't tried it, others have suggested black Sharpie (on black interiors, of course). At least it shouldn't transfer like other methods might.
     
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    Forgot to mention I've tried that too.. Dries with a purple tint and looks as if a kindergarten class had an art class on your door.
     
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    Had the same problem. Unfortunately, the only solution was to replace the damn panel and yes it was way too expensive for a piece of plastic. My OCD wouldn't let me live with it like it was.
     
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    When I detail cars with grey or black interiors including mine.

    I use Trim Shine.

    It doesn’t erase the scratch but it helps hide it from catching your eye.

    I just use enough to rub in the scratch or scuff mark. This technique doesn’t make my door shiny.

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  24. Feb 27, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    I messed mine up worse with a heat gun. Turned the plastic green. Have you done this or just seen people do this on another vehicles plastics?
     
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    I have the same scratches on my driver door panel from my pocket knife clip. A result of me squeezing out in a tight parking spot at work on a daily basis. The scratches severely piss me off since the truck is only 6 months old. I just realized I have the solution sitting in my garage and totally forgot about it until now. My '07 dash had some spots where the black had started to flake off. I researched how to fix it and settled on Color Bond Leather Vinyl and Hard Plastic Refinisher. The stuff is legit and the results are impressive as long as you properly prep. Also, you need to mask off EVERYTHING you don't want painted/dyed. I'm going to try it on my door panel when I get my truck back in a week or so (I got rear ended last week and now the truck is in the body shop).

    The Toyota Black (2091) is what I used on my '07 dashboard. The only downside is that you pretty much have to order through Color Bond themselves.
    https://www.colorbondpaint.com/coll...ducts/leather-vinyl-hard-plastic-refinisher-5
     
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    Will you post some pics after youre finished? Would love to see the end result
     
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    Of course, just know that it won't be for a week or two.

    Below is my '07 before I sold it. The black near the AC vents and a strip above the top glove box was resprayed by me. Sorry I don't have a closer pic.

    39514830_10113593611949564_2382597875839_8351dcfa702fba1500e4310e0192768bfbdfa807.jpg
     
  28. Feb 27, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    I’ve done it, I wave the gun in passes. Works but ya, back away when the texture starts changing or it’ll turn green next. Then you gotta dye it with something that sticks and dries so it doesn’t stain clothes.
     
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    Thanks for the teaser! :thumbsup: I will be patiently waiting...:popcorn:
     
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    I thought i was patient enough but guess not. Im lucky its on the rear passenger side so i dont see it often. I fudged it up pretty good :(
     

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