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#2393966 - 10/02/11 11:00 AM clear plastic instrument panel cover
05GMC Offline

Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 190
Loc: Jupiter Florida
How do you guys clean your instrument cover lens without scratching it , I used to use armor all wipes to clean mine , but over time it would get scratches in it. I need to find a better way.

#2393979 - 10/02/11 11:17 AM Re: clear plastic instrument panel cover [Re: 05GMC]
Quattro Pete Offline

Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 29507
Loc: Great Lakes
Gentle swipes with a microfiber towel. Typically my instrument cluster cover lens just has some light dusting on it, so I don't even bother with any cleaning liquid/solution.
'02 530i (PPE 5W-40)
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#2393989 - 10/02/11 11:33 AM Re: clear plastic instrument panel cover [Re: 05GMC]
AandPDan Offline

Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 801
Loc: MA
I use those "Swifter" wipes. They're very soft and will pick up a ton of dirt.

No cleaning solution.

#2394009 - 10/02/11 11:53 AM Re: clear plastic instrument panel cover [Re: 05GMC]
Bob Woods Offline

Registered: 09/11/03
Posts: 1342
Loc: North of Dallas Texas
Try eyeglass cleaners, the ones that are safe for plastic lenses.
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#2394012 - 10/02/11 11:56 AM Re: clear plastic instrument panel cover [Re: 05GMC]
Nick R Offline

Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 10880
Loc: NEO
I just use windex usually
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#2397650 - 10/05/11 09:19 PM Re: clear plastic instrument panel cover [Re: 05GMC]
Inked Offline

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 29
Loc: Pennsylvania
The best product I've found is "Plexus" which I buy at a motorcycle dealer. Been using it for about 4 years on my instrument covers, plastic headlight and tailight covers.
2012 Acura MDX
2011 Ford Mustang GT

#2397813 - 10/06/11 12:26 AM Re: clear plastic instrument panel cover [Re: Quattro Pete]
aquariuscsm Offline

Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 12165
Loc: South Texas,USA
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Gentle swipes with a microfiber towel

^^2nd. I also dampen the towel with water first.
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#2397857 - 10/06/11 04:11 AM Re: clear plastic instrument panel cover [Re: 05GMC]
boxcartommie22 Offline

Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 3050
Loc: moutain country
plexus does wonders on headlights and instrument clusters.
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#2465176 - 12/17/11 05:36 AM Re: clear plastic instrument panel cover [Re: 05GMC]
mjoekingz28 Offline

Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 2170
Loc: I-55 @ I-20. Rankin County
Be careful of windex

#2465218 - 12/17/11 07:30 AM Re: clear plastic instrument panel cover [Re: mjoekingz28]
law3500 Offline

Registered: 03/01/09
Posts: 151
Loc: Colorado springs CO, USA
I bought a kit for cleaning laptop computer screens at Best Buy, A bottle of solution and a microfiber towel. I don't know whats in it but it works great on instrument clusters and Nav screens. No scratch, No residue, No haze.
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#2465382 - 12/17/11 10:59 AM Re: clear plastic instrument panel cover [Re: law3500]
wings&wheels Offline

Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 369
Loc: New England, USA
Plexus or Meguiars plastic cleaners and polishes. No straight alcohols, ammonia or petro distillates ever.

Plain Pledge is good, if it is still available. Avoid the lemon scented stuff...oils may cloud clear plastic.

Any one of the reputable canopy or motorcycle visor cleaners should be good.

Edited by wings&wheels (12/17/11 11:01 AM)
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#2465981 - 12/18/11 12:55 AM Re: clear plastic instrument panel cover [Re: 05GMC]
Racerjk Offline

Registered: 09/07/03
Posts: 1199
Loc: Arkansas
I used a microfiber towel and Meguiars Quik Interior Detailer on my interior yesterday including the instrumental panel. It worked very well,and it didn't scratch at all.

#2466564 - 12/18/11 05:56 PM Re: clear plastic instrument panel cover [Re: 05GMC]
97prizm Offline

Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 627
Loc: USA

Either laptop screen cleaner or 303 aerospace plastic cleaner with a clean microfiber towel that is only used for windows, not for waxing the car. Never ever use windex that will haze and ruin plastic.
If at first you don't succeed fail fail again. (Waldorf and Statler.)
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#2471990 - 12/24/11 01:49 PM Re: clear plastic instrument panel cover [Re: 05GMC]
Kestas Online   content

Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 11128
Loc: The Motor City
Lubrication (with water) is the key to keep it scratch free.

#2476988 - 12/30/11 02:14 AM Re: clear plastic instrument panel cover [Re: 05GMC]
zloveraz Offline

Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 859
Loc: Frisco, TX
I use einszett Cockpit Premium with a very soft microfiber towel, $11.00 on several online sites and lasts for 2-3 years.

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