1933gray Posted January 29 Share Posted January 29 Looking to see if anyone has any experience cleaning up the wood-grain metal dashes and other interior trim in their old vehicles. All the trim has a cloudy appearance to it. Not extremely dirty or grimy but just cloudy. Simple water did not do much and a magic erase did the most work but still with minimal results. I tried a small inconspicuous spot with rubbing alcohol but again to no avail (and I was worried about doing more harm than good). Water seems to ‘clean’ the cloudy mess, but once the water dries the haze returns immediately. This reminds me of a victrola I bought that had a hazy film below the finish but that was easily remedied with some good lemon oil. (Maybe there’s a similar oil for metal in this case? Or maybe a buff is all that needed?) I don’t want to repaint the wood grain, I wish the restore the original paint to the best of my abilities. If anybody has encountered this before or has any suggestion I’m all ears! I’ll provide some photos of a “before and after” when I just wipe over it with water. You will see the haze return in the second picture after the water has evaporated. Thanks all! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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