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I recently scratched the dashboard of my 2003 CRV (it's old, but I love it!) in a couple places. Does anybody have any ideas or suggestions of how to possibly fix these? Go to professional, or get a kit?

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Since it's probably plastic there's no real fix except replacing the damaged piece.

Have you considered a couple of large bandaids? :D


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There are ways of repairing/painting plastic.
But is it really worth it?
 

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Are you talking about fine scratches on the instrument faces? The clear plastic?

On other Forums I frequent, this stuff comes highly recommended.


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There are automotive upholstery shops that can repair dash scratches with varying results, none of which are spectacular. The best you can hope for is "better, but not gone"
 

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I have a bit of a "rash" in a few places (in my CR-V, not on me personally), and I wondered the same thing. I know they can't be eliminated, but that whitish rough plastic I'm sure can be taken care of somehow.

I know the used car dealers use this Armor All type stuff that goes on thick and hides all of that, but I don't want to be layering all those oily chemicals onto the interior.
 

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Hello All.

I recently scratched the dashboard of my 2003 CRV (it's old, but I love it!) in a couple places. Does anybody have any ideas or suggestions of how to possibly fix these? Go to professional, or get a kit?

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Dashboard scratches are totally fixable. I had a mobile upholstery repair shop remove some deep scratches from the dash of my ‘10 CR-V. He used what looked like a small blowtorch and color matched the interior. When it was finished, the repair was completely undetectable.

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Oh wow, that's a nice job! I have a local leather repair guy coming out to give an estimate on fixing the cracks in our blue '09. I might ask if he knows someone locally who can do a similar repair for me. Plus, whoever fixed the armrest on my driver's door did a decent job, except for a long drip of adhesive running down from it.

My center console is kind of scarfed up, but that's the faux metallic finish on it. Probably no fix for that.
 

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I lived in New Mexico at 7000 feet above sea level. Without a dash cover the dash would last about 3 years before cracking. Even though I live at 1000 feet now, I always get a cover for my dash. No scratches or cracks .
 

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Dashboard scratches are totally fixable. I had a mobile upholstery repair shop remove some deep scratches from the dash of my ‘10 CR-V. He used what looked like a small blowtorch and color matched the interior. When it was finished, the repair was completely undetectable.
That's impressive, and I admit I was wrong in my earlier post. :)
 

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That is impressive. The guy who did my annual state inspection today scratched the left of the hood of the dashboard a bit in scraping off the old inspection sticker with a long-handled scraper. I didn't notice it till I was home, and someone who didn't know where the scratches were would probably have to have me point them out to him or her. Not a big enough deal to go back and make a beef about. I was thinking I could find a solution here (I thought Armor-All probably made something that would remove such scratches, too). I don't know if we have any mobile upholstery repair shops, but I guess I will see if I can find out. Thanks for this post.

Dashboard scratches are totally fixable. I had a mobile upholstery repair shop remove some deep scratches from the dash of my ‘10 CR-V. He used what looked like a small blowtorch and color matched the interior. When it was finished, the repair was completely undetectable.

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