Alright fellow mustang enthusiast of AFM. I was tired of the scratches on my radio display, once and for all. No matter how many times I professionally removed the swirls, they came back. The plastic is just too soft for its own good.
Even if you put a screen protector on it, it would look like crap.
So I replaced mine with glass. I understand it can be a huge safety issue, but I figure if I hit something hard enough to break the glass, it will be the least of my worries.
First of all, disassemble your center console, and rip that piece of crap plastic cover off. Try not to break it, because you will need it to compare sizes later on.
I used 3/32" thick glass, non tempered, can be found at most hardware stores. The original plastic cover was (7-6/16"L) (2-1/16"H) and (1/16" thick).
In order to insure that the glass will fit, I cut it smaller than the original. (7-5/16"L) (2"H) (3/32" Thick)
In order to shade the glass, I used 20% Gila window tint film from Advance Auto Parts
(Old on the right, new on the left)
You want to slice a thin (1/8") peice of tint off from the bottom of your new glass cover, the reason you want to do this, is so that when you install your cover. The RTV sticks to the glass, and not the tint.
Use a small dab of RTV around the parameter of the glass cover to install into your radio display
TADA, no more scratches, no more swirls. Hello Liability and good looks. YouTube - ‪No more swirls‬‏