Last post on Nov 05, 2008 at 8:46 AM
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Lexus IS, Lexus IS 250, Lexus IS 350, Interior, Sedan
#1 of 8 Bad Scratch on Bezel Around NAV System
Oct 31, 2007 (1:44 pm)
Does anyone have any idea about repairing a scratch on the plastic bezel/cover that surrounds the NAV system. It is located in a difficult spot right below the Passenger Temp button on the right hand side of that cover. The dealer wants $1,650 to replace the part. I guess you have to buy the whole NAV system. Unbelievable? Also, what kind of plastic cleaner or polish/scratch remover can you use on this material?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
#2 of 8 Bad Scratch on .....
Oct 31, 2007 (4:04 pm)
Instead of a repair you might want to consider a decal or thin tape (like auto pin striping) to hide it. I just can't see getting a consistent finish if using polish .... u would need to do the whole bezel with polish.
How big and bad is the scratch?
Also, if u did the same shape under both TEMP buttons it might look like it was supposed to be that way! A white tape would complement the white silkscreen text already on the bezel.
#3 of 8 Re: Bad Scratch on ..... [kc567567]
Nov 01, 2007 (5:06 am)
Thank you for the response.
The scratch (actually there is more than one) is a pretty good one and is really noticeable in the sun. I accidentally struck the bezel with the metal tip of an umbrella when getting into the car on a very hard raining day.
I took it to a guy who restores interiors and he said he could paint it but the only problem would be that when he sprayed the area I would lose the Passenger Temp wording as this could not be taped around and still get a smooth finish. He said he could also do the other (driver) side to make this look consistent. I just would not have any TEMP wording which is probably not that big of a deal if the bezel can be refinished in the same color.
I am still checking with a few other repair people but not sure anyone will have a better option.
Thanks again for your idea as this is definitely a consideration.
#4 of 8 Cleaning Interior Surfaces
Sep 21, 2008 (8:43 am)
Just wondering if anyone can recommend the best way to spot clean the cloth on the A pillars and headliner as well as perf. leather seats. Is a product like Resolve ok for the fabric? What about the leather? My interior is cashmere and the fabric especially on the sun visors attracts dirt and grease from fingers very easily.
#5 of 8 Re: Cleaning Interior Surfaces 
Oct 13, 2008 (2:34 pm)
The interior of my car is also "cashmere". I had 3 black finger prints on my A pillar posts (did I NOT clean my hands after cleaning the wheels!) lol A few squirts of "Fantastic (regular - NOT with bleach) anda soft cloth removed those black marks!
#6 of 8 Re: Cleaning Interior Surfaces 
Oct 17, 2008 (3:52 pm)
how about sterline interior armrest, driver side, the leather has a dark spot where my elbow resys...
Nov 04, 2008 (8:08 pm)
I went to the Lexus dealer to look at an IS 250 recently. When I sat in the driver's seat, my head was firmly pressing against the headliner, and I am an average guy. I asked the salesman if the seat was raised; he checked it and said it was at its lowest setting. I couldn't see buying a car in which I had to constantly slouch or drive in an extremely reclined position, so I left. Still can't believe that it was that tight. Anyone else notice a problem?
#8 of 8 Re: Too small? [waygrabow]
Nov 05, 2008 (8:46 am)
Anyone else notice a problem?
I am 6-1 and 200 lbs, when sitting in the driver's seat with the lowest setting for the back and highest setting for the front I still have couple inches to spare between my head and the headliner.
The ISX50 actually has pretty roomy front seats, the backseat is the problem...