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    Thread: Interior scratches?

    1. Junior Member itdontwork2112's Avatar
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      05-14-2014 08:31 PM #1
      Hello all,

      I just bought a 2001 Jetta wagon and the interior is nearly spotless (until the cloth seats catch on fire from the seat heaters) except for one major thing. I have these ugly scratches all over my plastic pieces! Does anyone know how to clear these up or do I just have to replace the pieces? Thanks for any help or advice Sorry for the links, I can't seem to get pictures to work

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      05-14-2014 11:45 PM #2
      typical aged interior plastics. here are your options:

      1) clean them off with a good cleaner & sand down damaged areas. scuff entire plastic part. use SEM plastic adhesion promoter & then use SEM black paint or....

      2) buy new/used parts

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      05-15-2014 10:57 AM #3
      Argh I wish these plastic parts weren't so expensive on ecs well, thanks for the restoration technique, looks like I'll be going that route

    4. 05-23-2014 01:43 AM #4
      dont stress out bro. use brake kleen and rags. soak and rub, repeat A LOT. really rub on it with lots of brake kleen. gets that texture crap off without scratching. if you get lazy use a plastic scraper and armor all will hide what little scuffs you make with the plastic scraper. dont use made in china!

      this will help you save money =)

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      05-28-2014 10:48 AM #5
      I've been keeping an eye out for trim pieces in the junkyard when I go. Between the dozen or so MKVs they have, you can piece together a pretty decent interior.
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