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Old 07-14-2004   #1
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Cleaning up console plate?

Anyone know of a way to remove the scuffs/scratches on the shifter plate. I have a 5spd and it's impossible to purchase a new one with all the button holes cut out. My plate is in good shape but not perfect b/c of some scratches. I'm probably stuck with it like that but just wondered if there was some way to clean it up.
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Re: Cleaning up console plate?

tire cleaner will make it look new but the scratches will still be there.
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Old 07-21-2004   #3
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Re: Cleaning up console plate?

Do it the same way you'd polish tail lights. Use some aluminum polish first then polish with a "plastic and plexiglass polish". Be carefull not to polish on the surfaces that are painted, it will rub off the paint. I buffed mine this same way and it took some time, lots of patience. For deep scratches I used 1500 grit paper then a Dremel with a buffing wheel and aluminum polish, running on low speed and on end (buffing in circular motion like a large buffer) to keep it from getting hot. This part I did very carefully!


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