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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Light Annoying Scratches Inside

Hi all a few weeks ago i bought my 09 cobalt lt fully loaded. Everything looked fine but there are a few scratches that arent a big problem just i see them all the time now. Its only on the plastic and around the steering column like someone had no idea how to put in keys. Any ideas on how to possibly take care of them?
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Pictures would help

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sorry i am new here and this is my first car i bought so.

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wow...someone tried to drive home wasted a few times apparently!

You could look for a replacement piece and swap it out, or if youre brave enough, attampt to sand it and paint it, but that will be tricky. Have you given some armourall a try? Believe it or not, it'll hide some scratches pretty well
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lol i would like to keep the same piece if possible im just worried that sanding and all would reveal a white plastic and have to paint or something... i wouldnt mind painting it but would really like to avoid it.
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Dude, that's some funny stuff. And it looks exactly like my mine! I was actually at the junk yard recently and looking for a replacement off a newer 'balt, but no dice.

You can buy a new one for around $30 at one of the GM parts sites if it bothers you that much. Looking under body hardware/steering column/shroud (right).

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google it...there's lots of products that remove and/or reduce scratches

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I removed a lot of these with a little hand torch like a BBQ lighter. Just run the flame very fast over the scratches. It won't remove them completely but the lighter material provoked by the scratch will disappear. Try a test area first.

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Congrats on the car! I have the some scratches like that on mine but it's not as noticeable cuz it's tan. I'd do what Coby suggested or paint it. You could try wax/scratch remover but that might come off after a while.
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Just redid mine, it had minor scratches. Used my procedure listed above and here are some pictures.



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