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So....I was dusting my interior the other day and noticed that my plastic cover is already scratched to shit! Now I realize this plastic is made up of some of the softest plastic known to man, but this is a bit ridiculous. My guess is that some prep tech used the same dirty wet rag to wipe across the oh so delicate plastic as they used to wipe down the wheel wells for delivery. I'd have the dealer replace it, but then you run the risk of them damaging all the other things in the process. ?
 

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Sorry to hear about your instrument cover being scratched but thanks for the heads up. I had a few rain drops that had spotted mine and I was going to wipe with a microfiber cloth but fortunately read your post first. I ended up using a cloth I use to clean my sunglasses with a bit of cleaning fluid sprayed on the wipe - looks like it did the trick without scratching but put very little pressure on it while wiping. It is a pain when manufacturers use inferior products for something you look at regularly. Scratches would drive me nuts, but your right if you asked to get it replaced, something else would likely get buggered in the process.:sneaky:
 

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I noticed this as well it does have surface scratches easily when dusting. I was thinking about carefully sticking a layer of car wax on it... sounds silly but it should cover the hairline scratches and protect it from future ones. Since it’s on the inside out of the elements the wax should last a long time too.
 

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THAT'S....pretty bad for microfiber use. NEVER had one that scratched this easily. Looks like absolute shit in the sunlight.
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I use "3M clear plastic polish" to buff it out.
What kind of success have you had with that? I've read positive things about the Meguiar's Plastic X too but am too chicken to try it. Not looking to haze the entire plastic panel.
 

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I hand buff it (instead using polisher because of limited working area) and it works well. It's always scary on the first try but I hate looking at the scratch everyday :)
 

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I had a similar problem with my CX5 which I managed to polish out with plastic polish, although it was hard work and frightening at first. I have been extra careful with my CX30 as I suspected it would be just as easy to mark. This problem is not just Mazda's, a Nissan Qashqai I previously owned also had a soft plastic facia.
 

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THAT'S....pretty bad for microfiber use. NEVER had one that scratched this easily. Looks like absolute shit in the sunlight. View attachment 288
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HOLY *&$#!
If mine looked like that I would be taking it straight back to the dealer. Looks like someone wiped that with SAND! Plastic X works, I have used it on my helmet visor and it did a good job. I have no idea what results you would get with your dash though as the plastic used looks very soft. I would want to try something though - that looks like crap!
 

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what about a screen protector film that is available for tablets and laptops - would that help?

Any product could be tested on a plastic pop bottle first to see if any scratching occurs.
 

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So....I was dusting my interior the other day and noticed that my plastic cover is already scratched to shit! Now I realize this plastic is made up of some of the softest plastic known to man, but this is a bit ridiculous. My guess is that some prep tech used the same dirty wet rag to wipe across the oh so delicate plastic as they used to wipe down the wheel wells for delivery. I'd have the dealer replace it, but then you run the risk of them damaging all the other things in the process. ?
Hi, I had the same issue with my CX-30 and a friend of mine had the same with his Mazda3. I'm going to the dealer tomorrow to complain about that. I think that Mazda Canada has to advise al the dealers ASAP. Very unpleasant to see those scratches all the time.
 

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Let me know what they say. I'm sure they'd swap it out under warranty but who knows how much would have to be taken apart.
 

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So....I was dusting my interior the other day and noticed that my plastic cover is already scratched to shit! Now I realize this plastic is made up of some of the softest plastic known to man, but this is a bit ridiculous. My guess is that some prep tech used the same dirty wet rag to wipe across the oh so delicate plastic as they used to wipe down the wheel wells for delivery. I'd have the dealer replace it, but then you run the risk of them damaging all the other things in the process. ?
Sure I will.
Finally, my dealer has ordered the polycarbonate lens cover and they will replace it !
 

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That's fantastic. Let me know how it turns out please.
 

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In my case there are no scratches but it was slightly dirty on delivery, at the bottom. I thought its just from dirty cloths ad would clean later not to touch with fingers. Now when i tried to clean with glass wet wipe it looks to be from the inside, so probably smb in factory spoiled it when installing.
I do not think I can somehow remove and clean it, also I am in a doubt if it worth it to ask dealer to disassemble whole dash for that - what if they damage anything else ?!
 

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Any idea of what all they had to take apart to replace the plastic?
 

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The replacement has been done and I'm totally satisfied now.
Do they agree to do that right away or they were trying to avoid that?
Could you please also tell how long does it take and if they did it as warranty or charged you for works?
 
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