A scratched, hazy dash lens can make your vehicle feel cheap and worn out. You may even be considering replacing them. However, sometimes all you need to do to fix a scratched dash lens is clean and polish it. This is a very simple process that may save you hundreds of dollars versus buying a new instrument cluster.

Firstly, you’ll want to remove your lens from the instrument housing. This process will vary from car to car, so if you’re uncertain, consult an assembly manual for your vehicle to see how it’s all put together.

Once you have the lens separated from the instrument housing, very carefully clean it with a soft cloth and an ammonia-free plastic cleaner. When finished, use a clear polish to remove light scratches and swirls, restoring the clarity of your lens.

Before you reassemble your dash, remember to replace any burned-out dash light bulbs to get the most out of your polished lens and maximize nighttime instrumentation visibility.