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    What did I do wrong? Dashboard scuffs

    Brand new car, picked up Meguiar's interior cleaner (see pic), a couple of microfiber towels (see pic), sprayed the cleaner onto the towel, few rubs on the dashboards (started just above the gloves compartment), then attempted to rub dry with a separate, brand new towel and ended up with very distinct scuffs which now won't go away no matter what I try (different towels, water, etc). What did I do wrong?

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    Re: What did I do wrong? Dashboard scuffs

    just wanted to add that it's a Lexus nuluxe dashboard... the more I research, the more I realized I probably should have been a lot more gentle... or the fact that I didn't shake the bottle well. Now I'm curious if there is a way to buff our those scuffs...

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    Re: What did I do wrong? Dashboard scuffs

    Quote Originally Posted by 053xr View Post
    just wanted to add that it's a Lexus nuluxe dashboard... the more I research, the more I realized I probably should have been a lot more gentle... or the fact that I didn't shake the bottle well. Now I'm curious if there is a way to buff our those scuffs...
    Don't think you can get the rub marks out. Try a leather/vinyl protectant to blend it into the surrounding surface.

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    Re: What did I do wrong? Dashboard scuffs

    Those marks certainly do not look like they were caused by the cleaner you used. If they weren't already there before you started then something you did in the process caused them. Contaminated towel maybe? They look like an abrasion to me.

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    Re: What did I do wrong? Dashboard scuffs

    I'm not sure how high quality those towels are. That may have something to do with it
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: What did I do wrong? Dashboard scuffs

    Did a lot of digging yesterday, turns out these Lexus dashboards are pretty finicky - if you press too hard, even with microfiber - you will end up with scuff marks. Now that I am trying to carefully rub these marks off - I am leaving new ones(not as noticeable, as I am being a lot more careful now).

    It seems the only way to get rid of these is to re-dye. A local shop offered to do it for $200. I also found this Lexus interior dye colors for leather & vinyl by year, make & model. - looks like they match Lexus interior colors, so I may give it a try.

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    Re: What did I do wrong? Dashboard scuffs

    I vaguely recall from owning a Lexus that the dashboards were very soft & easy to damage.

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    Re: What did I do wrong? Dashboard scuffs

    Quote Originally Posted by Texchappy View Post
    I vaguely recall from owning a Lexus that the dashboards were very soft & easy to damage.
    Yeah, they also cracked and got sticky.

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    Re: What did I do wrong? Dashboard scuffs

    Ended up applying this leather conditioner Amazon.com and so far the scuffs are no longer visible! woohoo! What did I do wrong? Dashboard scuffs-img_0767-jpg

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