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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-10-2016, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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3 i Touring - weird film on guage

I can't get this stuff to come off. I've tried Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles, Goo Gone, and elbow grease. With each of those products the stuff disappeared for 30 seconds and came back the same. It doesn't feel like anything to the touch. I'm thinking maybe it's defective plastic? If that's even a thing..
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-10-2016, 03:03 PM
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I bet someone used wrong cleaning chemicals on it and discolored the plastic like that

a short term solution would be to wipe some WD40 on it
the layer of grease should make that discoloration clear

Besides that I think the only real way to fix it would be to replace the plastic piece entirely
OR
Take it out and follow the same procedure to sanding/polishing a headlight lens
Then finish off with spraying some clear coat on it
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I put a little liquid wrench on it (no wd-40 on hand) and it cleared right up! thanks for the help Valor_X. As for the long term fix, i don't think i'll ever have the chance unfortunately because this is my wife's daily driver. I never would have thought to put grease on it, thanks again.
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