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Old 07-11-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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Remove spots on the instrument cluster lens?

Hi all,

I took my car to a carwash a few weeks ago and they seem to have gotten some product overspray on the instrument cluster lens that has now dried into opaque spots between the speedo and the tach. I tried to get them off when detailing the car last night and started with DP total interior cleaner (didn't work), then invisible glass (also didn't work).

After some research it sounds like either Plexus or Meg's PlastX might be able to remove the spots. There aren't any stores I know of that sell Plexus so I am inclined to give the PlastX a try. Does anyone have any experience removing spots from the lens, or know if PlastX will degrade the lens further?

Thanks!
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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Plastix isn't going to hurt it, so I'd give that a try first since it is readily available. Since it is actually a very fine grade polishing compound you might have to really work it in before seeing any results.
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Thanks for the confirmation - I'm going to pick some up and try it out tonight.
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Use a clean microfiber cloth and nothing else when you do this. Anything else can make it a lot worse.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:27 PM   #5
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Use a clean microfiber cloth and nothing else when you do this. Anything else can make it a lot worse.
It goes without saying but thanks for the reminder!
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:13 AM   #6
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It goes without saying but thanks for the reminder!
No offense intended, sometimes you never know what people are capable of...
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