Stupid Idiot Move

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hennessy1

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I accidently used disinfectint wipe on my honda civic dash. Needless to say did'nt go to well. I don't care what it takes what can I do to fix it?
 

CurseTheSky

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What did it do to the dash exactly? Did it leave a white filmy residue everywhere?

I would probably grab some cleaning spray meant for car vinyl or plastic. Just be careful about what chemicals you're mixing - bleach + ammonia (disinfecting wipes should have one or the other) + small, confined space (like the inside of a car) = dead you.
 

hennessy1

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Here is a picture of the dash

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Yes it does look like a white residue. I tried using a warm cloth to wipe it with no luck. It had ethanol alcohol in it.
 

Imp

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Sand paper? If it doesn't work, at least it'll even it out...

Looks more like the disinfectant reacted/melted/"burned" the plastic. Kind of like if you used plastic cement on plastic models.
 

superccs

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There is a plastic cleaner called plexus that may help. Otherwise try a small amount of WD-40 or mineral oil. The waxes/oils in them may help minimize the visual you are dealing with.


What does armor all do to it?
Best of luck.
 

hennessy1

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So is this more of a visual damage thing then a physical damage?

I have tried armor all with no luck.
 

Bignate603

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Let me guess, it was a clorox disinfectant wipe or some other bleach based wipe? If so, it looks like you bleached to color off the surface of the plastic. I'm not sure if there's much you can do to fix it.
 

IcePickFreak

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If it was just ethanol it's most likely just dried out. Find a good conditioner and don't be afraid to apply liberally, it needs to soak in a bit.
 

LTC8K6

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If it's just dried on and stuck in the grain, then a toothbrush or fingernail cleaning brush may get to it.
 
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