I know that pine oil on some plastic surfaces will make a sticky mess that cannot be cleaned up. All you can do is scrap it off best you can and put a dash cover on it. Bummer, I know but that is all I know to cure that problem (if it is that problem). BTW, don't ask how I know this.Wpmclam, I checked back on your old messages and your car is a one previous owner car right? Did it come from a dealer or direct? I'm wondering if someone cleaned the dash with something that reacted badly with the plastic? This isn't something that I or seemingly others have heard of before. Is it the whole dash or certain areas?
Do you have any pictures of it? It sure sounds as if they tried to clean it using the wrong stuff. If that is the case only a body shop my be able to fix it. Otherwise, covering it up may be the easiest cure.It was this way when I got it. I don't know whether a previous owner or the dealership put it on buy it's resistant so far. I'm betting the previous owner though because they covered up dents with spray paint
maybe they left the windows open when they were doing the spray paint and it got on the dash, solvents can effect some of that material.It was this way when I got it. I don't know whether a previous owner or the dealership put it on buy it's resistant so far. I'm betting the previous owner though because they covered up dents with spray paint
I've found that Acetone works even better, but obviously when using on something like plastic there will be a risk. I'd try a little in a corner someplace and be sure to wipe on and wipe off quickly. Or...you might consider buying an entire new dash from a salvage yard or Ebay.have you tried lacquer thinner? it removes everything; tree sap, road grime, road rubber and countless other stickies. If you use it don't let it set on plastic too long, rub it on, rub it off that quick. Check an out of eyesight area.