You can quickly clean the plastic lens on a car speedometer using common household products. While there are scores of auto cleaning and detailing products on the market for cleaning a car's interior, and many of them will provide a good shine, virtually every product on the market is also a magnet for dust. The plastic lens on a speedometer cleans up quickly with a little elbow grease and rubbing alcohol.
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Things you need
- Rubbing alcohol
- Clean microfiber cloth
- Cotton swabs such as Q-tips
- Handheld vacuum cleaner
Remove loose dirt and dust from around the lens with a handheld vacuum.
Pour a teaspoon of isopropyl alcohol onto a microfiber cloth.
Rub the surface of the speedometer lens with the microfiber cloth to clean away grime and dirt.
Dip a cotton swab in the alcohol and clean the crevices of the speedometer lens where it is attached to the dashboard.
Wipe the lens dry with a clean microfiber cloth.
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