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PostSubject: Dash Spots   Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:36 pm

Anyone ever have brown spots show up on the dash of their car?

Never had them up until today, car sits in the sun daily, bam, got spots in areas on the dash?

All purpose wont clean it.

So , what should I use for a dye on the dash pad.?

Typical SS grey dash color too.

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PostSubject: Re: Dash Spots   Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:46 pm

I don't know the code but I'd use SEM. You might be able to clean that off carefully, I've used 303, which you should probably use anyway, to mask things like that. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Dash Spots   Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:58 pm

Brown spots = Very common. Try soft scrub before resorting to dye,
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PostSubject: Re: Dash Spots   Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:47 pm

Does anyone think that discoloration comes from using stuff like Armor All, or just not doing anything to the dash pad?

In my brother's RMS with the grey dash, it had the brown discoloration, but somehow I got most of it off for him, I just forget what I did! Then I went over it with that 303 Protectant stuff and it kinda disappeared. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Dash Spots   Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:55 pm

Magic Eraser?

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PostSubject: Re: Dash Spots   Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:08 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Magic Eraser?

Arrow .....

... or a grey scuff pad with light pressure and any all purpose cleaner.

... If you do dye it..... go with SEM.
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PostSubject: Re: Dash Spots   Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:12 pm

I had brown spots on the dash face of my Fleetwood near the passenger side vent and headlight switch. I cleaned them off with purple power and a terrycloth towel. A year later, they are surfacing again. I think it's time I do another thorough cleaning. I spent about 6 hours in the interior last time.
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PostSubject: Re: Dash Spots   Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:51 pm

Those Magic Erasers are unbelievable. Forgot to mention them, they did wonders on the interior of my truck, including the leather seats and the headliner.
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PostSubject: Re: Dash Spots   Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:24 pm

I've used magic eraser and it worked but didn't remove it all....and it came back.
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