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will posted 05-04-2001 12:26 PM ET (US)   Profile for will  
The plexiglass circle that allows me to see the fuel guage in my 1991 '19 Outrage is scratched to hell. How can I replace it without compromising the watertight seal around it?
bigz posted 05-04-2001 12:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Think they are Beckson deck plates -- well you can order a clear insert from a marine supply store with gasket -- guess it is the 8" round --- or you could just replace the whole thing for $16 at West Marine. More work to replace. I am guessing it is still the pry out style since you need access to the fuel guage.
lhg posted 05-04-2001 05:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I just had the same problem. Plexiglass can be wet sanded & polished and buffed, just like gelcoat. I polished up mine, and they look like new. Clear as glass. The undersurface is probably fine. Just do the top. Use 600 grit, then 1000, then 1500, then rubbing compound & finally clearcoat scratch remover.
will posted 05-07-2001 08:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for will    
thanks for your help

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