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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 20-03-2017, 16:35 Thread Starter
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How do you clean/polish the veneer type dashboard? I don't want to make a mess, by doing the wrong thing.

Additionally, does anyone know if there's a polish for alloy wheels. I used Demon wheels cleaner and followed the instructions but apparantely I may have taken off the lacquer? I'm hoping I can polish up the wheels. I've been told that if the lacquer has gone I have no chance or restoring the shineness
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Mr Sheen or similar on the "wood" and once cleaned, Autoglym body polish works for me on the wheels - keeps 'em clean too! You can pay a fortune for specialist polishes etc., but these work.
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Mr Sheen or similar on the "wood" and once cleaned, Autoglym body polish works for me on the wheels - keeps 'em clean too! You can pay a fortune for specialist polishes etc., but these work.
Many Thanks for that. I immediately went on to the Halfords website and searched for Autoglym "body polish" and came up with many options. Super resin polish, Metal polish, ultradeep shine car polish. If you don't mind which of those do you think is best? Thanks in advance.
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Super resin polish works fine on the body and the wheels. You can even use it in hot sunny weather. not cheap but very good.
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Super resin polish works fine on the body and the wheels. You can even use it in hot sunny weather. not cheap but very good.
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Many Thanks Mike. I will purchase the resin polish. Incidentally, I phoned Autoglym's customer service and told them about the problem. They said they couldn't recommend anything in their range that could/would help and suggested I rufurbish the wheels or approach an alloy wheel specialist. Someone else said I should contact Demon wheels tomorrow and tell them what's happened. Apparantely, they wouldn't want an unhappy customer and might as a goodwill gesture offer me something towards the refurbishing. Of course I am not going to hold my breath. I'm sure they will not want to know. Martin.
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I wouldn't normally reply to a cleaning thread. I don't know that much and there is a lot more knowledge out there than I could ever give. But when it comes to cleaning wood veneers on furniture I have found guitar fret board oil is awesome. Something like 'Dr. Duck'. It stops wood laminations lifting. It leaves a nice sheen (not shine) on wood and you only need the tiniest of amounts. (a couple of drops). Worked well on the real wood door inserts on my father in laws car. If your dash is not a wooden veneer then don't use this. Buy furniture spray.
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I wouldn't normally reply to a cleaning thread. I don't know that much and there is a lot more knowledge out there than I could ever give. But when it comes to cleaning wood veneers on furniture I have found guitar fret board oil is awesome. Something like 'Dr. Duck'. It stops wood laminations lifting. It leaves a nice sheen (not shine) on wood and you only need the tiniest of amounts. (a couple of drops). Worked well on the real wood door inserts on my father in laws car. If your dash is not a wooden veneer then don't use this. Buy furniture spray.
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Thanks for your input. To be honest I've never actually found out whether the wood? on the dashboard is actually wood veneers or plastic?. Somehow, I can't imagine it's wood but I just don't know. I'm sure other experts will know.
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