So I'm the Suburban I bought back I September there are two odd spots on the dash just about in the middle of my line of sight. I've Armor All'd them a couple of times, but not dice.
Suggestions? They look like maybe someone left prescription glasses on the dash in the Texas sun. Barely any difference in texture when you rum your finger over the area though.
Thanks in advance.
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Have you tried an all purpose cleaner and agitated it in with a brush? You want to clean but not be too aggressive to these surfaces as you can do damage rather easily.
Often damage like this is done by moisturiser on the hands/fingers or natural oils in kids fingers (that dry up later on in life and so require moisturisers).
It can damage plastic, vinyl and even clearcote on the exterior of the vehicle.
On treated soft touch plastic surfaces it may require repeated applications of cleaner and then dressing to reduce the appearance over time.
I'm afraid it's not a quick solution your looking for, especially as it's on the upper dash area where you can't just stick on a lot of dressing to blend it in as your may cause a hazard to yourself within the vehicle if bright sunlight reflects off it causing glare.
@svend Thanks, I'll start with that. Will a toothbrush be aggressive enough of a brush? What kind of cleaner?
I'm ok of this is a process, it bothers me, but not horribly.
@jminer Thanks, forgot about that.
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If you've an old toothbrush, then ye', that'll do grand.
If you've an automotive centric all purpose cleaner great, household ones can be quite aggressive as they are aimed at removing stains, etc... from hard surfaces such as tiles, counter tops, etc...
A medium strong solution of dish soap should be okay, apply with the brush in small circular motions. Test on an inconspicuous area if you can, say the outer edge of the dashboard that is covered when the car door is closed. Make repeated wipes to remove product to see how it's going. If you start to get any flat or matte spots, stop. It may not come away all at once and may need repeated cleaning to the area with a little more focus on that spot each time.
It's all about not doing further damage.
@svend Awesome, thanks. I've got a stash of toothbrushes the kids get from the dentist (they use a powered one with the built in water pick).