: Odometer casing...
Apr 15th, 2003, 02:04 AM
I've noticed theres about 2 3-inch scratches on my odometer plastic casing, they're not super noticeable, but they do manage to bug me.
Anyone know if its possible to have this plastic casing replaced?
Thanks for your help!
Apr 15th, 2003, 02:27 AM
If the diagnostics are not working then they replace the entire speedometer/odometer unit for free (mine was just replaced). Not sure if they sell the face separately -- call your dealer for availability and price I guess.
Apr 15th, 2003, 02:33 AM
looks like its a complete unit....sorry
Apr 15th, 2003, 02:36 AM
Are you talking about the clear plastic lens? Get some plastic polish to remove them, and remember not to touch the plastic with anything again :D
I personally like Zaino plastic polish, followed by a coat of Z5.
Apr 15th, 2003, 02:59 AM
Thanks for the help guys, I'll try the plastic polish and if it doesn't work then I guess I'm screwed, they aren't noticeable enough to make me buy another oddy, thanks again! :D
Apr 15th, 2003, 03:00 AM
Originally posted by CurtP
... and remember not to touch the plastic with anything again :D
... Ok, no more poking at it with a sharp knife... :rolleyes: :p :p
Apr 15th, 2003, 08:10 PM
It's really soft plastic, you can even scratch it by wiping it with a paper towel. Seriously.
Apr 15th, 2003, 10:41 PM
Soft... like the rest of the interior plastic... Great cars bit I hope they look good in another few years. What will they look like in 2033?
Apr 15th, 2003, 11:54 PM
i use the chamois on mine....no scratches :D
Apr 16th, 2003, 04:44 AM
I'm scared to think of what the interior will look like 30 years down the road, ah well, I'm never going to stop loving my Mini! :D
Apr 16th, 2003, 08:24 AM
I usually just wipe my oddy with a swiffer cloth. To our friends across the pond, its a cloth engineered to pick up dust and its disposable, so I use it to dust the inside of my Mini, I don't think thats what caused the scratches, must just be some un-careful hands. :rolleyes:
Apr 17th, 2003, 12:58 AM
I used to use Swiffer cloths on the interiors of my cars until I realized they caused an excessive amount of static electricity which attracted even more dust. I now wipe down the dash with a cotton washcloth that is slightly damp with plain water. I never touch the clear plastic lens on the dash unless it's absolutely needed (the clear lenses in both my cars are very soft and scratch easily), and then it's with a 100% cotton applicator that's lightly misted with Zaino Gloss Enhancer. The rest of the dash gets a treatment of Zaino Leather in a Bottle every once in awhile, although I personally think NuVinyl did a better job on those bits (but the Leather in a Bottle is great for the seats).
The Swiffer cloth is more than likely what caused the scratches in the first place -- it's full of synthetic fibers and can definately scratch.