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Old 04-17-2019, 10:18 AM
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Hi, so Iíve had this issue with a scratch on the climate control screen which came from factory, didnít notice a few days after, itís very noticeable in bright daylight.

Dealership wont replace it, which I didnít expect them to, but they donít seem willing to help. Currently asking to get compensated though.

anyone know how I can fix this kind of scratch on our climate control without having to buff it. Itís plastic I think?

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Old 04-17-2019, 01:13 PM
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I wouldn't touch it. It's a tinted plastic - seems to have either an anti-glare coating or additive - and in my experience you will only make it worse, etch the plastic, or create a buffed/hazy spot after trying to remove it or blend it.
I had a small scratch on mine that I caused so I bought a plastic smartphone screen protector and cut it to size and put it over the screen. Can't even see it and it protects the screen from further damage.
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:10 PM
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Correct on the above. One thing to try is to see how much it shows if its damp. If the scratch goes away, then it means that reflection of light will hide it. If so, what may work is to actually get a thin film, like what's taped to screens when you purchase new devices, cut a piece, and see if it hides the scratch. If it does, then just cut one that's exactly that size of the screen, and you're good.
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Iíve seen a DIY how this climate control console comes out, itís super easy. A used replacement isnt very expensive. Iíve seen them for around $250
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Just leave it. You will only make it worst. Give it a few more weeks you won't even remember it's there.
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I'm usually in the crowd of just leaving it, but that scratch looks superficial and there are products out there that you can use.

If you absolutely have to take it out or attempt to, test in a very inconspicuous spot using Meguiar's PlastX. Apply using a microfiber towel.
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That's interesting, I too have a small scratch in the same place, also present upon delivery. In the excitement of delivery I never pursued any resolution from the dealer, but in hindsight wish I had. I'll try to get a picture later but as I recall it looks just like that one.
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I also have that straight scratch, oriented 7 to 1 o'clock, but mine is to the left of yours centered over the seat icon. Same issue, I didn't notice it until I had the car for a while, I'm just letting that one be. I might bring it up with the dealer at the next scheduled service.
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Old 04-19-2019, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by lsbuffs View Post
That's interesting, I too have a small scratch in the same place, also present upon delivery. In the excitement of delivery I never pursued any resolution from the dealer, but in hindsight wish I had. I'll try to get a picture later but as I recall it looks just like that one.
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I also have that straight scratch, oriented 7 to 1 o'clock, but mine is to the left of yours centered over the seat icon. Same issue, I didn't notice it until I had the car for a while, I'm just letting that one be. I might bring it up with the dealer at the next scheduled service.
Who is this maniac in the factory scratching up our screens?!
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Rub some aloe vera or similar gel into it, and put a screen protector over it. (I've never tried this but it seems like a good, non damaging idea :-)
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