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I'm going to order the tap plastic and try this fix.
Anyone know of the instructions for replacement?
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It's not hard. Just get a "trim removing tool". Basically a plastic tool that has a hook on the end. Use that (or a bent butter knife is what I used w/ duct tape on the end) and pull up your trim. If you don't know how to do this just google it (mustang radio removal). Once that is off (takes 5 min tops) you'll see how to take the rest of it out. Just a couple screws I think then the plastic cover is clipped in there. Let us know how it turns out. I still have the glass in mine w the tint w tiny bubbles. Not bad but i'd prefer to get it 100% smooth and not really use glass


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Anyone making & shipping these kits? Haven't heard back from anyone.


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Never seen a screen scratch like these do
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Here is a safer and better solution. Go to this website: Cast Acrylic - Transparent Colors : TAP Plastics
I bought this size 1/8" thick X 2" wide X 7 5/16" long. The color I bought was called transparent solar gray but it looks like that has changed to transparent smoke. I think I paid $24 shipped.

I ended up getting Ford to cover mine under warranty before I had to install my replacement screen but I'm keeping mine in case this new one messes up.

If you need yours replaced, try using Ford's Special Service Message #44226 at the dealer to see if you can get it fixed under warranty.

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Hey don't know if you'll ever see this message but wanted to say thanks! This is exactly what is needed if you are going this route. I ordered it last week and installed it Saturday. I had to let the silicone I used to hold the piece in place dry for 24 hours but it fits perfectly and looks great. I ordered exactly what you said and it's 100% the size you need and color. Just make sure you connect everything back that you unconnected. One pigtail fell down and I forgot to plug it back it and kind of had a panic moment. The radio buttons wouldn't work (even thought it was on and neither would the air vent buttons. That's when I realized I forgot a connection. I had to take it apart again to fix it but it literally only takes maybe 5 min to get it apart. Just gotta be careful and don't pry real hard. A video posted a page or two earlier will show you how to do it. The only thing I will say is make sure the plastic is totally clean before the install. I used rubber gloves and carefully wiped it down on both sides with a microfiber towel. This plastic won't scratch easily but it doesn't clean as easily as glass. It streaks pretty easily. That's all I can think of.

Oh and sorry for reviving a thread from the dead but I thought this would be helpful to others trying to do this mod. No more glass, bubbled tint or scratched factory plastic.

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Thanks for the update. I am always checking this thread for advice. You ordered the plastic pre cut?

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I ended up finding a local shop that does acrylic work & got a tinted piece cut to size. Looks amazing now!!! Didn't need to glue it in or silicone because there was still sticky residue left from the crappy plastic oem piece so my new acrylic just stuck right on there, perfect!

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Thanks for the update. I am always checking this thread for advice. You ordered the plastic pre cut?
Yeah in exactly the size Monte said. I quoted it

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Not sure what the cost would be as I haven't called them yet, but check this out...

Tempered grey 1/8" glass... https://elitecustomglass.com/glass/custom-glass.html

I plugged in rounded sizes as it doesn't allow for fractions and it came out as US $23, not including shipping.

This would end up being the perfect solution.... safe glass.
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Thank you for the info on TAP Plastics, just ordered mine...
$10.00 for the plastic and $9.99 for UPS Ground.


Note: back in 2011/12 I was one of the folks who got in on the original post where a helpful forum member made up the glass/film kits. Worked out great, it went with my vehicle when sold. Just picked up a lightly-used 2012 GT convertible and of course the radio-display plastic looks terrible. I know the drill to replace, easy project.


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Just wanted to report back my success using the TAP Plastics way... went well, the size indicated is a perfect fit and couldn't be more pleased with the result! The previous owner took great care of my car; but I think he used a Brillo pad to clean the radio display. It now looks like the day it left the factory.


Pic does not really do it justice - this is not an easy part to get a good, clear picture...
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Just order from Tap Plastics. Under $20 shipped....

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Just bringing this up to the top for the newcomers with this problem if you can't get it fixed under warranty. I think it's a better option than getting glass cut and tinted and it's not that expensive.

Wayne
I just tried the TAP plastics solution (on my 2013 premium V6 poney package) and it was amazing! cost me about $20 when all was said and done. I used plastic prying bars to remove the console to avoid leaving marks or breaking the dash. You can get at it by following this you tube video I found. The hardest part (but not really hard) was taking off the plastic screen. Once off, the new one fit right into place without any adhesive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXedC88h1dI

Thanks for everyone's advice, especially 70monte!
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Just ordered the Tap plastics for my 2012 v6 vert.
Should be to me next week. Ordered some extras so if anyone is interested I can probably send them cheaper than TAP plastics. Let me know if any interest. I hope it turns out nice because that glass display is hard to compete with.
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I would like to buy one of these if anyone has an extra. You guys have all kinds of ideas on this site. That screen has been driving me crazy too and it keeps getting worse.
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I ordered 2, $19.79 shipped. Thanks for the idea.


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