Dashboard scuffs

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Rivendell
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Dashboard scuffs

Post by Rivendell » Thu May 16, 2019 4:01 pm

I keep catching my foot on the dash (the black leather/leather look material) as I exit the car. I have scuffed the surface only (the colourant). Is it real leather? Anyone used a good product to recolour a dash scuff? Clearly I need to stop exiting like a flailing lunatic, but it would be good to fix up the dash too. Thanks.
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Re: Dashboard scuffs

Post by Tel » Thu May 16, 2019 4:10 pm

Can you put a photograph up of the exact area please?
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Re: Dashboard scuffs

Post by Rivendell » Thu May 16, 2019 4:45 pm

This is not my motor, but a stock one on line. However, it has scuffs in exactly the same place as mine (although these are far worse). I have tried to clean them with an internal detailer but it’s the colour that’s come off it seems.

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Re: Dashboard scuffs

Post by Tel » Thu May 16, 2019 6:17 pm

It's not real leather, more softish plastic.

To remove any colouring from shoes, Isoprop alcohol and a bit of soft tissue, then try something like back to black just to oil up the surface again.

Try it on an indiscreet area first to check that there's no weird reactions.
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Re: Dashboard scuffs

Post by PussCat » Fri May 17, 2019 12:59 pm

Meguirs Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer gets good reviews and is available at Halfords.

Some say it takes 2 or 3 coats.
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Re: Dashboard scuffs

Post by scm » Fri May 17, 2019 3:09 pm

How big are your feet? I thought mine were big, but I've never been near that area with them. I usually scuff the door panel.
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Re: Dashboard scuffs

Post by Gasman2 » Fri May 17, 2019 5:11 pm

scm wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 3:09 pm
How big are your feet? I thought mine were big, but I've never been near that area with them. I usually scuff the door panel.

Lol


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Re: Dashboard scuffs

Post by Rivendell » Fri May 17, 2019 8:48 pm

Thanks for the advice re ‘back to black’ and Meguires. It’s a job for this weekend.

Good point on the feet side of life. Mine are only size 9 (44 in EU sizing I think). It’s not the size of feet that matter here, it’s the way I use them. I tend to exit the car with such gusto that my left foot flicks upwards with a kind of flourish that wouldn’t be out of place in Riverdance. No idea why, but I’ve had a word with myself.
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Re: Dashboard scuffs

Post by scm » Fri May 17, 2019 10:54 pm

Rivendell wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:48 pm
Good point on the feet side of life. Mine are only size 9 (44 in EU sizing I think).
Mmm, seems I was right thinking I had big feet! :D
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Re: Dashboard scuffs

Post by BRGFR » Sat May 18, 2019 11:04 pm

I do the same thing, i am over 6 feet tall, and I usually scuff the speaker in the door with my left foot and, nick the edge of the dash with my right getting out. But this car is new to me so ill adapt and learn. 😉 not the easiest car to step out of, however, its worth it.
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