How can I remove wood grain overlay

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  1. norton

    norton Doing the best that I can

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    I want to replace the wood grain overlay, on both my gauge cluster and consul. What is the best way to remove the old overlay, without damaging the plastic.
     
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    Heat gun or hair dryer. Don't get it too hot. Keep the gun moving.
     
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    My overlays on a barracuda rally dash were aluminum. The pulled some black paint off that was underneath. I used a thin plastic scraper and gently lifted the pieces off. Heat could probably be used to soften any adhesive, but risky.
    I have not removed the overlay from a console. I wish I could find a burlwood console overlay, have only ever seen one.
     
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    How about the plastic lenses, has any one tried using headlight lens restorer to get then clear again ?
     
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    I've used polishing compound with success. Rubbing compound in severe cases. Both followed by wax.
     
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      So true...Always start with a lesser compound, "bite wise", if feels like it isn't cutting it, move up to something more aggressive, then finish off. This what I use for that purpose, but there are many more products out there.......

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