"Stained" console in my mini-Expedition (Escape). Scratched it now... :(

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    In addition to my Gen 3 Exped, we have a 2010 Escape. I finally got the console out today so I could find the keycode for the entry system. Meanwhile, I saw how 'stained' the silver/gray plastic appeared. I tried a few cleaners and finally used some Dawn detergent......with some steel wool at the kitchen sink.

    Like a complete duma**, I scratched it pretty bad. Heck, I was determined to get those stains out. I've probably removed the finish on it now.

    Any ideas how to get said stains out?
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    You can't

    That dirty look silver thing is actually peeling paint

    The more you try the worse it gets
     
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    The right-hand image is where I scrubbed. I can see that the paint is scraped off - my fault. Augh.

    The left-hand photo just looks like stains in the paint.
     
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    Buy another panel at the junk yard or on ebay. Or, if you need a project look for some vinyl wrap and refinish it.
     
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    That's how it starts.

    This flimsy FoMoCo Silver Plastic paint is kinda notorious

    Don't try, you'll fail.
     
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