Fixing scratch on instrument panel/dash lens?

Discussion in 'Prime Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by noonm, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. noonm

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    While adjusting a phone/tablet mount in my Prime, I stupidly put a nice big scratch on the instrument panel/dash lens right in front of the left-side display (see picture below).

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    Has anyone gotten a scratch on the lens in a Prime (or another car) and can give me advice how to fix/repair it? It seems to be made of softer material than the windshield so I don't want to do more damage trying to fix it like I would a windshield crack/scratch.

    Any advice would be appreciated!
     
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    Can you feel it with your fingernail? If not, does a damp finger remove it?
     
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    Yup, it's a scratch (feel it with my fingernail) rather than a smudge I can wipe off. It's slight, but still very noticeable as you can see in the picture.
     
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    If it's as deep as it sounds like, I'm not sure it can be polished out. :(
     
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    That is my fear as well. I might still try to give it a go, but I would be more confident if someone can confirm they've done is successfully before.

    That price is not too bad. Any chance you have a link to a video or instruction for disassembling the dashboard (if that becomes necessary for me)?
     
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    Any updates on this? i used alcohol to clean the instrument cluster on my 2012 Prius C and it left a stain that i can't remove. Never use alcohol to clean these things, they scratch way too easy.
     
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