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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.

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


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 26972
Loc: Michigan
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.
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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: 728
Loc: MA
I use those "Swifter" wipes. They're very soft and will pick up a ton of dirt.

No cleaning solution.

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


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 10307
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: 3012
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
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Be careful of windex
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#2465218 - 12/17/11 07:30 AM Re: clear plastic instrument panel cover [Re: mjoekingz28]
law3500 Offline


Registered: 03/01/09
Posts: 150
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: 316
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.

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


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 623
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.
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#2471990 - 12/24/11 01:49 PM Re: clear plastic instrument panel cover [Re: 05GMC]
Kestas Offline



Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 10911
Loc: The Motor City
Lubrication (with water) is the key to keep it scratch free.

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


Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 857
Loc: Plano, TX
I use einszett Cockpit Premium with a very soft microfiber towel, $11.00 on several online sites and lasts for 2-3 years.

http://www.detailedimage.com/Einszett-1Z-M46/Cockpit-Premium-P471/500-ml-S1/

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