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I used a heat gun. Heated the area where the scratch was. Now keep in mind the scratch was only a discoloration and not a grove. Using the heat gun I fanned over the area heat/no heat a second on and a second off until the scratch disappeared. Did this on multiple scratches on the interior plastic that have been bugging me. These were on the soft parts, not had dash parts. Worked great. The plastic starts to soften and the scratch fades.

WARNING I haven't done it because I've been careful. If you aren't very careful you could melt or even burn the plastic. Take your time. You can always heat it up more, but can't undo too much. Don't try to overdue it and end up with something worse than what you started with. Again, I did this only on surface scratches where the plastic became lighter in color compared to surrounding plastic.

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92TripleBlack said:
I used a heat gun. Heated the area where the scratch was. Now keep in mind the scratch was only a discoloration and not a grove. Using the heat gun I fanned over the area heat/no heat a second on and a second off until the scratch disappeared. Did this on multiple scratches on the interior plastic that have been bugging me. These were on the soft parts, not had dash parts. Worked great. The plastic starts to soften and the scratch fades.

WARNING I haven't done it because I've been careful. If you aren't very careful you could melt or even burn the plastic. Take your time. You can always heat it up more, but can't undo too much. Don't try to overdue it and end up with something worse than what you started with. Again, I did this only on surface scratches where the plastic became lighter in color compared to surrounding plastic.

Good luck!
Can you elaborate on soft parts? For example, my consol lid has some scratches and that seems hard like the dash (below the window, not around the controls) , but also a perfect candidate for this treatment. ThX
 

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The brittle plastic like the silver finish stuff around the shifter is hard. Bottomline, softer will soften, harder will melt. If you can push on the plastic and have it flex instead of crack, you probably are fine. ;)
 

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The brittle plastic like the silver finish stuff around the shifter is hard. Bottomline, softer will soften, harder will melt. If you can push on the plastic and have it flex instead of crack, you probably are fine. ;)
Roger that, THX
 
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