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Re: Brown interior scuffs rather easy

I took my jeep in for it's first oil change - and as predicted, they left a shoe scuff on my driver door panel. Even though I specifically asked them to be careful. I am assuming the culprit was the 70 year old lady they had pull it off the drive, who could not even figure how to start it and after starting mashed the gas pedal lurching my poor Jeep forward...... I digress.... I complained to the service advisor after seeing the scuff and he pulled out a bottle of Mopar Total Clean. He was able to clean off the new scuff along with one I put on the panel myself using a rag and a light scrub. Very impressed as you can only see where it was at a certain angle and only because the surface of the textured plastic was slightly flattened. Asked to buy some and he just gave me the half full bottle. I do not think I would use a magic eraser because of the chemicals and because it may lightly scuff an area bigger than you are trying to remove. BTW I have a black interior.

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Re: Brown interior scuffs rather easy

Be wary of the Goo Gone. Love the stuff but I'd be wary on the plastic. Perhaps test it in spot out of sight.
Putting film over the panels reminds me of plastic covers for couch cushions. Probably a market for nice, bolstered, after market inserts though. Will look into that as I wait for my Summit w/brown interior to be born.
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Re: Brown interior scuffs rather easy

" Probably a market for nice, bolstered, after market inserts though. Will look into that as I wait for my Summit w/brown interior to be born." Sorry this is a quote from Ander003, just wasn't sure how to indicate that. : )

I have been looking for some kind of carpeted/padded inserts to put on my lower door panel to stop shoes from marking or scuffing them. I did find some made for foreign makes that come from China that attach with 3M automotive fasteners on eBay but nothing for any jeeps let alone a 2014 Overland. There were also some stainless plates for Camaros but again nothing for a jeep. Please if anyone does find something let me know because I have been looking since July and can't find anything. I am almost to the point of having something custom made with nice piping on the edge for a finished look that will and attach with velcro for easy removal and cleaning. The plastic in my Overland is butter soft and will scratch by just looking at it. My biggest gripe with my jeep is the plastic softness.
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Re: Brown interior scuffs rather easy

Somehow my Jeep is 25 months old with 36,000 miles and I don't have any permanent scuffs...
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Re: Brown interior scuffs rather easy

Funny I was just googling this topic this morning and the magic eraser came up as well... I know what I will be doing his evening. The fact that the finish on the seat back panels is a really fine matte pebble finish makes it worse because you cannot buff the scratch out with polish. I tried that first and ended up with a slightly glossy spot; at least it's down low where it hard to notice.

As far as the interiors of these 2014's, they sure look nice right off the showroom but the plastics on the door panels and especially the backs of the seats are really prone to scratching. I've never had a vehicle where the interior panels scratch and scuff so readily as this one; I have more scuffs in 4 months than my previous two vehicles had in 10 years of ownership, and I'm not hauling bales of barbed wire in it or anything...

Did the 2011-13's use more durable plastics?
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Re: Brown interior scuffs rather easy

The plastics look and feel the same to me...
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Re: Brown interior scuffs rather easy

On the recommendation of 'LovemyfirstJeep' I picked up a bottle of Mopar Total Clean. The part # was 4897840 but has been changed to 4897840AB. List price is $10.15 and net is $6.75. My Jeep is a '14 Summit with the dark chocolate interior. I decided to try it on 2 kick marks on the drivers door and one on the passenger door. I applied it twice to all 3 marks with a dish rag. It reduced the marks but they are still there. It worked best on scuff type marks but the mark on the passenger door is actually grooved and has cut into the panel deep enough where you can see the material below the surface is a lighter brown...almost tan. I'm thinking a brown marker is the only way to go on that one.

I have a large collection of car products. I tried a leather and vinyl cleaner called Bluemagic. It is very low gloss and improved the look of the scuff marks. It took some blending, wiping and buffing to hide the treated area. This situation was mentioned previously by Weck. Fortunately the affected area is angled differently than the rest of the door kick panel and that itself hides the repair. An improvement but still not the magic bullet. Still trying to work up the courage to try Mr Clean.
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Re: Brown interior scuffs rather easy

I tried the magic eraser on one of the scratches on the seat back and it did help reduce the visibility and the resulting "finish" does match the sheen of the plastic pretty well. I applied light pressure and checked the progress every few swipes.

I only spent about 2 minutes on it before I left for work (to dark after work now unfortunately....), so the "test scratch" is not gone but I can see this working pretty well if you spend some time at it. Hopefully this weekend of the weather cooperates...
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Re: Brown interior scuffs rather easy

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I guess I'll have to pick one up. The indigo shows more scuff marks than any of the interiors I've ever had.

I remember when the cars I had were made with carpeting across the bottom of the doors and kick panels. Hit them with a vac once in a while and good to go. No scuff marks.


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Yeah, it used to be the biggest current trouble area was no trouble at all. They have got better with these newer surfaces though. I remember when the soft touch plastics first came out in the German stuff and we encountered it my wifes bmw. It gassed out like crazy and got a crusty white on it in a matter of days. Scuffed up something terrible at the lightest touch from anything. Cars are getting much better at this now and you actually have to do something that you would expect to leave a scuff (like your shoes on the lower door panel) to get one.

Although I still wish they would go back to carpet on the kick and lower door panels...
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