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Old August 23rd, 2016, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Removing Shifter Scratches

Just bought a 2012 Spyder and it's it pretty darn good shape overall, but one of the big annoyances to me is the shifter cover. It's scratched up.

Any thoughts on removing or minimizing/removing the scratches? Every time I stare at it, I get irritated - LOL.

Debated on looking up how easy it would be to remove and replace that part with something from a junkyard... just the plastic panel itself. If anyone has attempted that, would love to hear from you.

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Easy. very easy lol. take off the radio face plate. unscre the ac panel screws take that out, unscrew some more and theres the shift/cup holder area. here
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Its plastic, yes? If so, I don't think theres really anything you can do about it in terms of "buffing" it out. I have the same problem with a lot of my plastic interior paneling. You could always paint it to color match your car, that would fill it in, but that's really the most you can do.

I'm sure you could find a spare one at a junk yard or from another member for not too much. Just try to avoid OEM becuase I'm sure mitsu would charge you like $100 for a half-cylinder shaped piece of plastic.
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I'm wondering if an aggressive buffing or a light sanding would work followed by a shot of clearcoat, then buff that shiny smooth
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Well it all depends on what he plans to do if he goes the painting route there wouldn't be a problem since the paint will take care of the scratches. But I'm pretty sure they have a plastic scratch removal out there that'll work.
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Plastic scratch removal? thats a thing?
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Yeah it definitely is
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Hmm... could this work on the plastic bits of our dash?
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Hmm... I actually have some NOVUS I used on a pinball game... might just try it!
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