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Removing scratch mark from LG front panel
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Post# 941610   6/3/2017 at 17:56 (384 days old) by aeg03 (London, UK)        

Hi, I noticed this week that the front facia on my wonderful LG kg washing machine that I've had just over a month has a tiny mark on the front just below the programmer dial. It's like a tiny scratch mark.

My apartment had an infestation of Silverfish and these little brats damaged the operating instructions of my previous Hotpoint machine as that ate through the middle of the manual. I noticed that my brand new Dyson had a line going down the bin which I know was not caused by me. I then noticed my Dri Buddi has the same marks on the top section.

I've managed to get the Silverfish under control, but still see the odd big one or small one. I have a suspicion that a silverfish had caused the mark on my LG machine. It is only really evident if the sun is shining or I really look right up close at it. The machine may have already had it upon delivery, but I don't think it did as the LG is well packaged on it's polystyrene sections and then a plastic bag and then a cardboard box.

My question is. Has anyone ever had a scratch on their machine machine control panel and how did you remove it? I have heard of T Cut and then Toothpaste. I don't want to damage the fascia but using something harsh, but my OCD is allowing me to be bothered by something so insignificant.


Post# 941662 , Reply# 1   6/3/2017 at 23:35 (384 days old) by dartman (Portland Oregon)        

I usually use some kind of non abrasive or very fine abrasive car wax on things like that. There are all kinds of cleaners and polish on the market that might work. I think I even have seen stuff to do the plexiglass windscreens on air planes. Try it somewhere you wont see to test whatever you decide to try. I'm sure others here have great things they use and there are those headlight polishing kits might work well too. On my old Dodge van the dash bezal was badly scratched and I finally just pulled it out and hit it with clear coat paint. I can read all the guages again now.

Post# 941688 , Reply# 2   6/4/2017 at 04:32 (383 days old) by aeg03 (London, UK)        

Thank you Dartman. I will give it a try. It's so tiny and only noticeable when really. Looking at it, but it just bothers me as the machine is so new and I know it's those damn silverfish.

I'll buy some stuff and see how I get on. ;)

Post# 941820 , Reply# 3   6/4/2017 at 22:52 (383 days old) by dartman (Portland Oregon)        

Good luck, I'm sure you guys have different stuff on that side of the pond but I really like TR3 wax when I can find it. It used to be non abrasive and really brought back badly oxidized paint on my old cars and I think it was good at polishing plastic too. The new stuff may no longer be abrasive free but I still like it. I think we used something called scratch DR or something similar on my sisters old Chrysler 300m when she lightly scuffed the painted bumper cover, it made it look new again seeing how I couldn't find my tr3.

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