polishing plastic windows etc

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Actually it is not a window but the screen off of my bike..
    At some time in its life someone has been unkind to it.. Nowt too nasty but it really needs to be polished to get all the millions of tiny scratches out of it..
    What would the panel suggest ?
     
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    There is only one solution for that. It's called Xerapol. Nothing else even comes close.
     
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    I've used Brasso on scratched and faded motorhome windows before.
     
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  6. Jaws

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    Cheers folks ! :)
     
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    Steve uses toothpaste to remove scratches
     
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    He should stop chewing pork scratchings ;)
     
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    Have to try it I have a terrible habit of sticking my gloves behind the screen and scratched the screen on every bike I've owned.:sick:
     
  10. FJmike

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    Xerapol or Mequiars PlastX will do a really good job, forget Fenwick unless you have lots of time and endless patience
     
  11. Vlad The Impaler

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    Another vote for Brasso ,I had a deep scratch on a rear window and was advised by an old chap on here who I've not seen posting for a bit,about its magical properties and was well impressed with the results .
    When I bought my van ,after a good wash and polish it still had flat spots and looked dull ,I used Brasso on the whole van and the difference had to bee seen to believed since then a good wash and wax keeps it in good shape .
    I always keep a can in the van and if we are out and about and I see a dull van or caravan I talk to the owner and show them what it can do,normally leaving them with a shiny patch that sticks out like a sore thumb.


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    I have a bottle of Graygate plastic polish. I will bring it to Peterborough if you are going and i can find it.
     
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    I've used Fenwicks , Xerapol and Brasso ...they all work but need a serious amount of elbow grease and time if the scratches are even slightly deep.

    The absolute key thing though is to make sure the cloth you apply the polish with is spotless...otherwise you will create more scratches than you polish out!

    Have fun!
     
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    I bought some Novus plastic treatment recently and it works well - came as a pack of 3 bottles - polish, fine scratch remover and deep scratch remover.
     
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    Never understood why folk will pay shed loads of money for their motor homes and then skimp on cleaning products, Brasso Is not formulated for poly windows or ny surface on a van and contains some very aggressive compounds, why risk it for saving a few pennies.
     
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    What can I say ,I've tried all the autoglym range and various others and there was no comparison on the body of the vehicle ,Brasso won hands down ,as far as I know it's a metal polish .I use this at the start of every year then apply a good wax,I use Wilco's car shampoo there after
    As for those people that spend a fortune on cleaning products on there loads of money van fair play to them, all I can say is my reasonably priced van looks equally as good when parked up next to them.
    Ok there may be better products at removing scratches from plastic windows ,but if I've got so etching that does the job why buy something else ?
    I've only had my van 4 years and it's 12 years old ,when polished up it looks like new ,I suppose if I had shed loads of money I wouldn't be bothered about saving a few pennies I'd get the hired help to clean it !


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    But why attack your van with a product that contains ammonia?
     
  18. Vlad The Impaler

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    Your obviously more knowledgeable about whats in products than I Mike ,I'm just talking from personal experience and the fact that I've been doing it my way for 4 years with no problems.


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    I have the same Windows on my hobby KK, have you used it on your windows been thinking of investigating what to use be interesting to know
    Thks
     
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    No not used anythink yet but am in the process of searhing the web and a guy i know as used the above with very good results... dont know if your hobby is similar to mine but the large black gloss acrylic panels thats in between the windows could do with some detailed attention on ours, its where tree branches catch the body and leaves scuff/scratch marks - an it being gloss black looks 10x worse, if it were a white bodythe marks would come out easy.
     
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