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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 07-23-2013, 07:46 AM
hans007 hans007 is offline
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meguir's plastx and your instrument cluster plastic WORKS!

so the other day i noticed a maybe 4" long horizontal scratch in my instrument panel cover. you know the clear plastic above the gauges.

given i would never touch that plastic i assumed this was either happened when they cleaned the car when i bought it, or for service or much more likely a carwash place when they were cleaning the car.

anyway parts of this scratch you could feel with your fingernail but it wasnt like say a razor blade made it, but it felt like say someones metal watch hit the plastic

after the initial thought of can i buy a new clear piece of plastic which is not possible ( you can only buy the entire instrument cluster for $700!)

i tried meguir's plastx which is scratchx more or less for clear plastic such as headlights and radios and instrument clusters and motorcycle windshields. saw some people post online they'd been sucessful on other cars. anyway i'd like to add that it works great on the plastic the F30 uses . i bought a couple terry cloth towels, a $9 bottle of plastx and 5 min of rubbing on the instrument cluster (actually saw a few more lighter scratches and some swirls like stuff) and boom scratches gone!!! only real difficulty was rubbing the plastic with my cellphone lighting up the area through the top part of the steering wheel.

took a towel with water on it and cleaned off all the residue and it looks perfect.

so yeah just an FYI if anyone else has this issue, it does work quite well.

Last edited by hans007; 07-23-2013 at 07:48 AM.
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