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Ndawg12

Center Display Hard to see

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Ndawg12

Sorry, don't have any pics, not sure it would show up that well anyways. The center (main) display is getting hard to see. Not sure how to describe it, oxidation or a very faint white-ish film starting across the bottom and gradually stops about 1/3 of the way up on the plastic outer cover. Looks like it will continue to the point where I'll hardly be able to see the entire gauge in a few years. Sorry I can't describe it better but I think if someone has experienced they'll know what I'm talking about. I tried a polishing compound but it didn't seem to do any good. Any ideas of what to do, my warranty expires in 2 weeks :whistle:

TIA,

Nate

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Slurpee

Sorry, don't have any pics, not sure it would show up that well anyways. The center (main) display is getting hard to see. Not sure how to describe it, oxidation or a very faint white-ish film starting across the bottom and gradually stops about 1/3 of the way up on the plastic outer cover. Looks like it will continue to the point where I'll hardly be able to see the entire gauge in a few years. Sorry I can't describe it better but I think if someone has experienced they'll know what I'm talking about. I tried a polishing compound but it didn't seem to do any good. Any ideas of what to do, my warranty expires in 2 weeks :whistle:

TIA,

Nate

Any chance you use Windex or something besides light soap and water on the gauges to clean them? I believe I remember reading in my '01 owners manual that it would cause hazing and fogging if a conventional "glass" cleaner were used.

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BIG JAY

i would hurry and get warranty to replace it. are you talking about the cruise gauge?

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Ndawg12

Any chance you use Windex or something besides light soap and water on the gauges to clean them? I believe I remember reading in my '01 owners manual that it would cause hazing and fogging if a conventional "glass" cleaner were used.

That's a better way to describe it, hazing. I can't say that I've ever cleaned it, especially with windex, but that doesn't mean the previous owner didn't (he wiped down all the seat cushions with something with bleach in it and ruined the seams!!)

Ok, so that's what Malibu will say if I inquire about warranty. Any suggestions on how to fix this myself?

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BIG JAY

the only thing i can maybe say i get a new one.... hell we have a bunch in stock.....

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Ndawg12

the only thing i can maybe say i get a new one.... hell we have a bunch in stock.....

Do what?

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BIG JAY

get a new one.... if warranty wont help you out, just let me know. we have a bunch of them. im sure our parts guy would get you one cheap.

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Woodski

There is a clear plastic lens cover polishing product that is advertised on TV, you might try that. It's claim it to correct what you describe. It is one of those Billy Mays style miracle cleaners, so buyer beware but probably worth a try if warranty does not cover it.

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Ndawg12

get a new one.... if warranty wont help you out, just let me know. we have a bunch of them. im sure our parts guy would get you one cheap.

I will keep you in mind, thanks!!

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stroker-ace

I am starting to see the same thing on my display. However, I have thought that it is on the inside of the lens. Like condensation was getting in there over night and fogging the lens. Sorry I dont have a solution for you, but I know what you are talking about.

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Ndawg12

I am starting to see the same thing on my display. However, I have thought that it is on the inside of the lens. Like condensation was getting in there over night and fogging the lens. Sorry I dont have a solution for you, but I know what you are talking about.

I'll have to really look at mine, it appeared to be on the outside but maybe it wasn't.

BTW, the Saturn is awesome :whistle: thanks again for the report!!

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Malibuswany

If it is on the outsdie you might want to try oneof the headlight polishing compounds. Just a suggestion.

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Ndawg12

If it is on the outsdie you might want to try oneof the headlight polishing compounds. Just a suggestion.

ooo, that's a great idea. Thanks!

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Ndawg12

I got this taken care of :whistle: thanks for all the help!!

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RedOwl

I got this taken care of :whistle: thanks for all the help!!

What was the fix, wiping the steam off your sunglasses? :Tease3:

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Ndawg12

What was the fix, wiping the steam off your sunglasses? :Tease3:

Ha ha.......uh no, I found this product called WARRANTY, available at most Malibu dealers :yahoo:

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areamike

Ha ha.......uh no, I found this product called WARRANTY, available at most Malibu dealers :yahoo:

I see your boat is an '06. How long is that warranty? Is there different years for different parts of the boat?

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Ndawg12

I see your boat is an '06. How long is that warranty? Is there different years for different parts of the boat?

First owner didn't take delivery until 4/17/07

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areamike

First owner didn't take delivery until 4/17/07

Nice, lucky you. :thumbup:

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