|09-11-2011, 09:19 AM||#1|
Drives: Cyber Grey Camaro SS/RS
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Doha, Qatar
Sterio face plate... SCRATCHES!!!!!! ... grr
hey everyone... noticed little scratches on my sterio face plate after getting it detialed and i understand from lookin at other posts and talkin to peeps that it does scratch INSANELY easily....
two options i see so far are:
- ghost armour
- Plastic polish of some kind...
my question is,
have any of ya'll tried these?
and does the armor ACTUALLY cover up pre existing scratches as well as protects from future ones???
thanks guys and gals!
|09-11-2011, 09:21 AM||#2|
Drives: 2011 Camaro SS
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: northwest n.j.
I have noticed this in a couple other cars with the radio display of the same plastic material. They all seem to scratch very easily, I was thinking of a piece of clear mylar like the chip gaurd on the outside of the cars would prevent this, but I am not sure how that would look on it.
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|09-11-2011, 09:25 AM||#3|
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS LS3/6M Litho#190
Join Date: May 2010
I bought one of these...http://camarodecalstore.com/RADIO-FA...ER-RFC-110.htm
Heres the TSB from GM on polishing it out.......
2011 Chevrolet Camaro | Camaro VIN F Service Manual | Document ID: 2677727
#09-08-44-015E: Radio Display Screen Scratches and Scuffs (Polish Display Screen) - (Jun 20, 2011)
Subject:Radio Display Screen Scratches and Scuffs (Polish Display Screen)
Models:2010-2012 Chevrolet Camaro
2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice
2007-2010 Saturn SKY
This bulletin is being revised to add the 2012 model year. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 09-08-44-015D (Section 08 - Body and Accessories).
Some customers may comment on scratches and scuffs on the radio display screen.
This condition may be caused by wiping the screen with a dirty cleaning cloth, paper towels or wiping the dirty screen with a bare hand. The high gloss finish on the radio display screen may have a tendency to show these scratches and scuffs. Different viewing conditions, such as bright sun light, may also make the scratches more apparent.
A GM-authorized dealership or detail shop may use the following procedure to correct the condition. Any scratches that are not removed by this procedure are too severe to be restored. Do not attempt to use a more aggressive material to remove deep scratches. The use of more aggressive materials may dull or damage the display screen.
* We believe these sources and their products to be reliable. There may be additional manufacturers of such products. General Motors does not endorse, indicate any preference for or assume any responsibility for the products from these firms or for any such items which may be available from other sources.
Part Number - 12377965
Description - GM Swirl Remover Polish
G 12310 (Canada)
Meguiars brand PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner Polish
For vehicles repaired under warranty, use:
Restore Radio Display Screen
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|09-11-2011, 09:26 AM||#4|
Drives: 2011 Camaro Convertible 2SS/RS
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Port Charlotte,Florida
I read about Ghost Armor on previous posts.So I decided to try it on the Radio face.My car was new so I didn't have any scratches on the radio.It went on easy and seems to be tuff enough to resist goughing if the radio face is bumped or rubbed against.-Dont know if it will cover existing scratches,maybe if they are fine enough.
|09-11-2011, 09:29 AM||#5|
formerly "el ess X"
Drives: 2010 & 2013 Camaros
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Aiken, SC
Had it before the car arrived. Then put it on ASAP before any scratches could be on it. Absolutely no issues. They make a complete interior kit too, but not sure how much you would need that.
|09-11-2011, 09:35 AM||#6|
Drives: 2010 1LT CGM RS/CC
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: abington, pa
Ghost armor is the best...precut to fit. Don't buff out scratches, you're just gonna scratch it again..duh. ghost armor also will cover up scratches as long as their not too bad. Expensive but worth it
|09-11-2011, 09:45 AM||#7|
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Jul 2011
I put the entire GhostArmor kit on, including radio face, all gages, headlights, fog lights, and front turn signals.
|09-11-2011, 10:53 AM||#8|
Drives: 2011 camaro 2ss/rs ls3
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: long island NY
i still have the plastic my car was shipped with from the factory on....some people say im nuts but no scratches
|09-11-2011, 12:18 PM||#9|
Drives: 2011 2SS RS, 1968 ragtop
Join Date: Apr 2009
Another vote for Ghost Armour! Prevents scratches and I can swipe the dust away without worry.
1968 Camaro convertible, LS1 & T56, Texas Speed 228R cam, 3.73 posi, 17" Torque Thrusts
2011 2SS/RS, LS3, M6, IOM in and out, factory Hurst short throw, GMPP axleback exhaust SOLD! Now in a 2016 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker, M6
|09-11-2011, 12:57 PM||#10|
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS/L99
Join Date: May 2010
I have the complete Ghost Armor kit: radio face, gauge cluster, speedo/tach/DIC, headlights, turn-signals, tail lights, door handle cups. The only complaint I have about them is the tail light ones are a tiny bit too large and a pain to get the bubbles out from under. Other than that, they are great and all but invisible.
I even have their kit for my iPhone.
|09-12-2011, 12:14 PM||#13|
xbox: this is tedious
Drives: 2011 1SS M6 Camaro IOM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pearland, TX
Ghost Armor. It was a bit of a hassle the first time I tried it but it works great!
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|09-12-2011, 01:05 PM||#14|
American Muscle Car Club
Drives: '11 2SS/RS Summit White/IOM stripes
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Panama City, FL
Ordered Ghost Armor for both of ours yesterday! Thanks for the tips on this.
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2011 Camaro 2SS/RS (Sugar), Summit White w/ painted Inferno Orange Metallic rally stripes, Inferno Orange interior, L99 automatic (HERS) License Plate: 1Kool SS
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