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hardensheetmetal posted 03-20-2003 10:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for hardensheetmetal   Send Email to hardensheetmetal  
I seem to remember someone posting some ideas about removing slight scratches from a windshield. Does anyone remember this, or have any new ideas?

Dan

litnin posted 03-21-2003 05:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for litnin  Send Email to litnin     
Novus plastic polish. Bought it at the local plexiglass distributor. They have two grits, one for light scratches and one for heavy. Have not tried it yet but it is considered to be a "professional" product.
newt posted 03-21-2003 06:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
There are several plexiglass/plastic products out there. I bought some Meguire's, and it work pretty well.

On my Montauk windshield, I have some pretty severe scratches that will get the whole treatment soon. I have tried rubbing compound on them followed by the Meguires plastic restorer, and that works fine for the little ones. In my opinion, you can treat the plexiglass just like gelcoat. Start with wetsanding, and work your way into a buffing compound like 3M Finesse. The plastic restorer seams to be a really fine grit polishing compound.

I have used an electric buffer and compound with no detrimental effects.

mtbadfish posted 03-21-2003 06:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for mtbadfish  Send Email to mtbadfish     
Dan,
Here are the threads I came across when looking for the same info.

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/003248.html
http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/002502.html

hardensheetmetal posted 03-21-2003 11:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
I thought I remember reading where someone had very lightly burnished their windshield with a torch. This sounds scary, so I think I will try the wet sand, rubbing compound route first.

Dan

Whalerdan posted 03-21-2003 12:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
Toothpaste.
frontier posted 03-21-2003 04:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for frontier  Send Email to frontier     
Mermaids Plexiglass/Plastic Cleaner and Polish. Small company in Washington State. 425-775-3688
It's the one I found that works!

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