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    How do I Clean Instrument Panel Clear Panel

    Given this clear Panel scratches so easily how should I wipe or dust it?
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    I usually just take the chamois after drying the car and wring it out good, then wipe the panel. A micro fiber cloth would work well too. I would NOT recommend spraying cleaner (Windex, Cinch) on the panel itself, put it on the cloth/rag then wipe the panel. You don't want to risk getting liquid behind the panel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20CRVEX13 View Post
    I usually just take the chamois after drying the car and wring it out good, then wipe the panel. A micro fiber cloth would work well too. I would NOT recommend spraying cleaner (Windex, Cinch) on the panel itself, put it on the cloth/rag then wipe the panel. You don't want to risk getting liquid behind the panel.
    Thank you for your reply.
    As of your answer I will use a top grade slightly water damp microfiber cloth then dry with a second microfiber cloth. Do you think the drying is a good idea?

    Your opinion about this new idea please. Prior to wiping I’ve given thought to blowing the screen with canned compressed air. Good or bad idea?
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    I agree with a damp microfiber cloth, and then a dry microfiber cloth to dry it afterwards. I think drying it is better than leaving moisture on that plastic screen, as it's probably not sealed.

    Canned air would be a very bad idea for two reasons.
    The first is that may blow the dust into other components.
    The second is that air coming out of those cans is cold and could damage the plastic.

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    Overnight idea. Have you thought of initially vacuuming the screen? Do not faint! The nozzle would be kept an inch or more in front of the screen. Doing this would hopefully lessen the impact of the microfiber.
    Last edited by Blu-Sky; 10-13-2018 at 11:13 AM.
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    I wouldn't get a vacuum near that screen if it was mine.
    A damp microfiber should do the job. Dry it with same.
    Is it really THAT dirty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20CRVEX13 View Post
    I wouldn't get a vacuum near that screen if it was mine.
    A damp microfiber should do the job. Dry it with same.
    Is it really THAT dirty?
    It has not been cleaned for a month. The car guy scratched screen when he wiped it off. I would keep it about 3” away.
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    I will assume that 'the car guy' who scratched it is the detailer.
    Am I correct?

    I still wouldn't get the vac near it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20CRVEX13 View Post
    I will assume that 'the car guy' who scratched it is the detailer.
    Am I correct?

    I still wouldn't get the vac near it.
    Yes, the car guy is a detailer I use. Given the detailer's prices one has to watch over the sensitive areas. The vacuum will not be use. Thanks
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    I usually wisk the surface with a soft 1 inch paint brush with a vacuum near it.

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