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Toyota camry: in detailing my dashboard,whatever they used

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in detailing my dashboard,whatever they used has caused it to be very sticky and shiny,which reflects the sun in my eyes and distorts my vision. can this be fixed?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello

sounds like they've used some silicone spray of some kind

I'd suggest using some general household surface cleaner as you would use in a kitchen to degrease/ clean the worktops and some gentle rubbing with a soft cloth to remove the coating

don't use anything aggressive like Cif as this will 'scrub' the plastic and leave some scratches

something like Windex is ideal
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I tried Windex last night but it did not work, could I use greased lightning?

Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

Hello Janice

in that case I'd use some brake cleaner to degrease and clean the surface

 

only spray a bit onto the rag not the plastic as it can soften some plastics if left on the surface

the greased lightening products are meant to leave a shine so as you said you don't want that, probably best to avoid

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


I used the brake cleaner,but it did not work,so in desperation, I used the Greased Lightning and it did work better, I will use it again today and see if it will clean more of the silicone off. If it continues to remove all of the


stickiness,do I need to use something else to protect the surface?

Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello Janice

the greased lightening contains a polish so after using this you shouldn't have to use anything else
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I plan to try this again to see if I can get a better outcome and will let you know it I find something better. Thank you for your help

Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
No problem

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