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Any suggestions for the scratch a t.v. put in my dashboard?
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Looks like a fairly good scuff on that vinyl... if you test what a dab of water will make it look like, probably some vinyl dressing will help masque it.

If you start getting into dyeing it, it may be more trouble and cost than it's worth, and the results may not be too satisfactory if you try it yourself.

Usually that can be done by a professional at a detailer or upholstery shop -- or by someone they have visit their shops once in a while. But it may be not be worth the cost for you.
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yeah, it's really not that big of a deal!! what vinyl dressing should i use? thanks for your help in these posts. You are a genius!
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Use a quality vinyl dressing. If you're shopping Mothers, either Protectant or Reflections Tire Care -- it's really a personal choice. On some surfaces Tire Care gives a richer look, with less gloss.

Be sure to buff lightly afterwards with an absorbent microfiber or cotton terry towel.
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i bought Reflections Advanced Tire Care i will try using that! should i use it on the entire dash or just where the big scratch is?
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Do the entire section.
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It doesn't look that bad, but I know that it bothers you. It would bother me. A protectant would be the way to go. Once applied, I doubt that you would be able to tell that it is there.
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Use a quality vinyl dressing. If you're shopping Mothers, either Protectant or Reflections Tire Care -- it's really a personal choice. On some surfaces Tire Care gives a richer look, with less gloss.

Be sure to buff lightly afterwards with an absorbent microfiber or cotton terry towel.
Wow, I never knew Reflections Tire Care could be used in interior surfaces. How come this is possible while FX Tire Shine and Cal. Gold Tire Shine isn't recommended to be used in interior surfaces.

Is there a difference in looks etc?

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Wow, I never knew Reflections Tire Care could be used in interior surfaces. How come this is possible while FX Tire Shine and Cal. Gold Tire Shine isn't recommended to be used in interior surfaces.

Is there a difference in looks etc?

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Tire Care has a look closer to Protectant, but gives a natural, rich appearance and dry to the touch. It was just a thought that it might work -- not necessarily a groundbreaking revelation worth drumming-up a 2-year-old thread.

A glossy tire shine type of product would not be appropriate on the dash or other interior pieces that cause glare or on contact surfaces.
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