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Hey gang,

Anybody else think that the interior plastic scratches way to easy!! I use my cargo area alot for regular airline luggage and other semi soft parcels and the damage to plastic in the rear from loading and unloading seems excesive for this area!! Even my rear bumber plastic couldn't hold up to normal use. I thought about having the rear area coated or something, but I hope this something nissan will fix in the future.

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I noticed the same thing the first time that I hauled something in the back. I have several large scratches on one of the sides and on the bumper. I also noticed scratches on the pillars from grabbing the seat belt.
 

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I haul a lot of items in the back of my Armada. I bought indoor/outdoor carpet and cut it so it covers the floor and folds up on the sides. I also cut it about two feet long in the back so it will hang out the back, covering the bumper. After I load up I fold the carpet back over the load, thus protecting the back hatch. I also have it long on the front so it will fold up and protect the seat backs. I use velcro to hold the carpet in place. I have driven 15,000 miles carrying heavy tote boxes, tool box, ice chest, etc and have no scratches. I loaded up this afternoon, am leaving on another 450 mile trip early in the morning.
 

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Hey gang,

Anybody else think that the interior plastic scratches way to easy!! I use my cargo area alot for regular airline luggage and other semi soft parcels and the damage to plastic in the rear from loading and unloading seems excesive for this area!! Even my rear bumber plastic couldn't hold up to normal use. I thought about having the rear area coated or something, but I hope this something nissan will fix in the future.

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Nearly all of us have noticed this issue. Even the Q has the same cheap plastic. Eventually you will stop caring. One area that use to tick me off was how dirty the console area gets. It scratches too.
 

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Paint suck too!!

Paint around door handle looks like I had a Freddy Kruger glove on every time I opended the door.
 

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Check this out. Full detailing for interiors step by step.

http://www.icarumba.com/cobrands/co...car_resourcecenter_encyclopedia_interior1.asp

Seems if you put on a good protectant, it could bring the original color out. I've hit scratches almost immediately with Meguiars dash foam and had them vanish. If they were there longer though I wasn't able to get them out. I'll try long term (overnight) direct exposure to the foam to see if it pulls the color back. Makes sense. The color's in there, its just scratched on the surface. If you could soften it a little to the point it smooths out the scratch, it might work.

Anyway, I figure it couldn't hurt so I'l give it a whirl. ;)
 

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Check this out. Full detailing for interiors step by step.

http://www.icarumba.com/cobrands/co...car_resourcecenter_encyclopedia_interior1.asp

Seems if you put on a good protectant, it could bring the original color out. I've hit scratches almost immediately with Meguiars dash foam and had them vanish. If they were there longer though I wasn't able to get them out. I'll try long term (overnight) direct exposure to the foam to see if it pulls the color back. Makes sense. The color's in there, its just scratched on the surface. If you could soften it a little to the point it smooths out the scratch, it might work.

Anyway, I figure it couldn't hurt so I'l give it a whirl. ;)

Did this work out for you? I have an unsightly scratch on one of the rear panels.
 

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Did this work out for you? I have an unsightly scratch on one of the rear panels.
It helped. Small scratches go away with Meguiars dash foam and scrubbing with a paper towel. Large scratches fade but are still there. Give it a shot! Not sure how repeated use will to but it looks much better than when I started. ;)
 

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Scratches

My Armada is "smoke" exterior and it scratches as easily as the inside plastic
The smoke surface coat is very thin and the scratches come up white(very obvious) I don't think anything can be done about it.

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My Armada is "smoke" exterior and it scratches as easily as the inside plastic
The smoke surface coat is very thin and the scratches come up white(very obvious) I don't think anything can be done about it.

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Thanks for bumping up this post from the past. My Armada is smoke as well and the paint thing is definately annoying. Like TB pointed out use some professional products or better yet pay someone else to keep our trucks looking good.
 

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I agree guys. My plastic is all scratched to hell in the back from carrying my drums around. My old Tahoe was far better overall with regards to the plastic quality and showing scratches.

Thanks for the tip on the dash foam Triple, I'll have to try that out.
 

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A heat gun also killed all the scratches that looked like the plastic turned a lighter color. They vanish. Just hit them with a heat gun 3 seconds on, 2 off until they go away. Works on the soft cargo area plastics but not so well on the hard brittle dash ones like the radio face. ;)
 
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