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Old 04-09-2010, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Folks,

Need your help again.

I have a 2010 Santa Fe SE where I accidentally scratch the interior material near the keyhole/ignition. It is about a 4 inch long key scratch and it is annoying me because this is my brand new vehicle. Is there anything I could use to get this scratch out? What type of material is that surface?

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Old 04-09-2010, 10:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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check out this link, different model but the same princibles apply

http://www.hyundai-forums.com/t47028-scratch.htm
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Forgot to mention it is the interior material near the keyhole/ignition I am talking about. Not the exterior door keyholes.
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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QUOTE (ojtwelve @ Apr 9 2010, 07:18 AM)
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Forgot to mention it is the interior material near the keyhole/ignition I am talking about. Not the exterior door keyholes.
No, your actual quote as you can see from above is " interior material near the keyhole/ignition".

Sorry that I have no answer for you but as a fellow perfectionist, I can certainl understand your frustration.

My advice, try to ignore it. Eventually, it will not bother you as much as it is does now, and chances are, trying to fix it will do more damage than you already have.

Poor advice, I know, but eventually you will feel okay about it. Trust me, I understand how exactly how you feel. Just take care of the rest of your vehicle as best you can and know that eventually your frustration will dissipate.

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Old 04-12-2010, 11:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Don't laugh at this because I'm being serious.
Buy a pack of Crayola crayons and pick the one that most closely matches the scratched area. The bigger the box of crayons, the more color varieties. Very lightly rub some crayon along the scratch and then rub it with a cloth. Take it slow and add a little at a time. If you get a good color match with the crayon, you may find it hard to see the scratch after, even though you know where it was. Alot depends on how deep it is. Crayons are basically colored wax so they get soft and conform to the surface well.
I've been using the same large box of crayons for years, for similar purposes.
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QUOTE (Haith @ Apr 12 2010, 08:08 PM)
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Don't laugh at this because I'm being serious.
Buy a pack of Crayola crayons and pick the one that most closely matches the scratched area. The bigger the box of crayons, the more color varieties. Very lightly rub some crayon along the scratch and then rub it with a cloth. Take it slow and add a little at a time. If you get a good color match with the crayon, you may find it hard to see the scratch after, even though you know where it was. Alot depends on how deep it is. Crayons are basically colored wax so they get soft and conform to the surface well.
I've been using the same large box of crayons for years, for similar purposes.
Good luck!
Excellent idea for climates with less than 110 degrees in a closed car like here in southern Arizona during the summer.

Seriously, that really was a great idea. I use crayons all the time for scratched wood work. That is one of my hobbies. No...........not coloring books, woodworking.

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Using crayons is actually pretty funny I just got a used 09 Santa Fe and I have the same issue - it had been a lease or rental car, and the steering column got scratched up (ironic because the ignition is on the dash). But, apparently a crayon-wielding child had been occupying the space because I just removed crayon marks from the bumper and the inside rear door handle (with WD-40). So now, you're telling me to actually use a crayon to fix the scratches! That's funny Thanks, I will try it.
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