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#1 Old 03-05-2009, 08:30 AM
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Remove Scratches form Interior Plastic

Hey guys does anyone know how to remove the scratches off plastic on the interior? I got a few scratches from taking off the seatbelt carelessly and it hitting on the pillar where the seatbelt comes out.

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Good question, I'm wondering the same.

I have a long scratch across the front of the glovebox on passenger side.

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to remove the scratches off plastic on the interior what we use was a little plastic stick that we call "whitestick"and a heather gun just depends how deep is the scratch just with the "whitestick" you can remove the small no too deep scratches but you will need the heather gun for the big and deep ones just dont apply to much heat because you can melt the plastic hope this help
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Do a search of this section. There was a thread a few months back that covered scratches. Humanoid offered the best suggestion, which I've used with great success and that is rub Vaseline on the scratch. Disappears like magic and stays gone. Don't ask me how it works, it just does.


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Wow Vaseline? I hope that works, I am going to try it later tonight! Thanks.
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Wow I like the vaseline idea. But my interior is tan colored. So all the dirt and crap shows up. So what I do is take a magic eraser by Mr Clean it takes all the marks off which are colored. I do beleive that magic eraser works on just about anything.

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I dont know if vaseline has some special powers but I used olay creme and it did not work.
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Try the Vaseline. It sure as heck works on my Highlander.

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I have a light scratch (about 4 inches) on the cup holder cover plastic. I tried the Vaseline and buff, but looks like it does not work. After 10 min. buff, the scratch is still there.

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I have a light scratch (about 4 inches) on the cup holder cover plastic. I tried the Vaseline and buff, but looks like it does not work. After 10 min. buff, the scratch is still there.
The only thing I can say is there are different kinds of plastic added to different cars. The plastic in my Avalon is much more resilient to scratches than my Highlander, and with the Highlander the plastic used up in the driver's area is, although less resilient than my Avalon, is a heck of a lot more tough than the tailgate/storage area. Back there, all I have to do is stare at the plastic too hard and it gets damaged. But, thank goodness, Vaseline removes those almost miraculously.

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