Habitation Windows Surface Scratching

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  1. Stewart J

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    Yo Knowledgeable Ones,

    Noticed I have some light parallel surface scratches on nearside habitation windows as a result of contact with the shrubbery on narrow country lanes :cry:.
    Anyone any tips or recommendations for any products that will help remove or make them less noticeable.

    Stewart
     
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    Most caravan shops and I think possibly Halfords sell acrylic scratch remover ..
     
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    I polished the windows with Autoglym resin polish whilst doing the MH , by mistake at first .
    When i rubbed it off , it removed all of the surface scratches caused by the previous owner using a brush to wash the MH (including the windows) .
    They came up like new , very glossy and scratch free even when the sun shines on them . We use it when ever they look scratchy now.
     
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    Care of acrylic windows ..

    * read the small print of any non proprietary cleaning product before using *
     
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    It probably says only use the correct chemical in your toilet cassette too , yet lots of folk on here use anything but . :Rofl1:

    The resin polish may not be the correct polish , i dont know i didn't read the label. I got some on by mistake at first , but it worked . :thumb:
    Like everything i suppose try it in an inconspicuous area first , just to be sure.
    I dont know how it compares price wise to acrylic cleaner , it may even be more expensive it was just to hand.
    I actually did it on a lovely sunny day too:Doh:
    I do know we were told to use T cut in downward strokes , on the caravan windows though , by a dealer. That worked too.
     
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    I never said that what you used was wrong or would cause crazing, I merely gave advice on what NOT to use and to always check the small print. A crazed window is a lot more expensive than a runner toilet seal .. :RollEyes:

    The effects of using the wrong product won't be instantaneous .. it may take some months or even years for the crazing to appear ..

    Fenwicks Windowize Scratch Remover comes highly recommended and costs about a fiver .. a small price to pay compared with a new window .

    T cut can be used to remove a scratch but NOT for polishing the whole window.. it contains ammonia
     
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    Brasso has had recommendations on this forum before. It also works to remove sticky label residue on other things.
     
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    Auto Sleepers recommend a product named Farecla for removing scratches.

    Brisey
     
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    Braso also contains ammonia .. I wouldn't use for the reason I gave ..
     
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    1200 wet and dry and soap used it for years on motorcycle visors:thumb:
     
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    What sort of 'care' advice is that? Its ok telling folk what not to do - but wheres the answer to the original question??:Doh:

    I think we all have our own ideas on 'fix's'. And remember, these companies often have vested intrests in 'advising' of which products to use in any given situation.
     
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    can you not read the full thread .. and even if I didn't give a name why are you making a personal comment and being rude

    I gave two answers
     
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    I have used and often do when I can be bothered,. Fenwicks arcrylic window cleaner for motrhomes and caravans, although I have met Mr Fenwick, I have no vested interest :BigGrin: just a great product IMO. :thumb:
     
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    Car Polish, t-cut, or brasso all work well!
     
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    Thanks everyone much appreciated.

    Stewart
     
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