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Old 06-28-2010, 09:24 AM
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Re: Cheap plastic WTF

the plastic is cheap and scratches easily
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:26 AM
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Yep, I look at my scratches everyday
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:54 AM
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my driver door panel is scratched up pretty bad and my nav bezel has a scratch on it
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Re: Cheap plastic WTF

not sure if you guys watch Trucks! on TV, but on one episode they used a heat gun to reflow/repair scratches on a door panel. I recorded the episode, but you may be able to re-watch in on their website. It was while they were fixing a Silverado.

http://www.powerblocktv.com/site3/in...01&ep_sea=0901
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im happy i bought a heat gun last month lol
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Re: Cheap plastic WTF

One trick i learned a while back is to take a butane lighter or soldiering torch, and slightly heat up the scratched surfaces. it takes alot of practice and try in unseen areas but with practice you can soften the (whiteness of the damaged plastic) damage and in some cases if you find the right textures (like scotch brite pads) you can soften it up enough and re apply the texture. Again it takes alot of practice so try with care. Remember though, you dont want the flame on the plastic or it will get sooty, you want the heat from the tip and always keep the flame moving.

WARNING: try this with CAUTION!

I am going to start going through my jeep and clean up the scratches.
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