Scratched/scuffed plastic windows. Result

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  1. Gromett

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    I had a large area of one of my plastic windows which was badly scuffed to the point where you couldn't see through that area.

    I have just bought a load of different buffers, polishers, waxes, creams and pastes off Amazon and have set about testing them today.

    The end result is a window I can see through and with a bit more elbow grease I am confident I can bring back to as good as new.

    The winner in this little competition was something I have never heard of called Peek.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000TRQFGM

    This stuff worked a treat on my windows and it is only £2.48 for a small tube.

    As with anything though your results may be different from mine so try at your own risk.. But I am seriously impressed with the results I got.
     
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    Did you apply by hand or with a buffer attachment?
     
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    By hand. It has taken out all but the deepest scratches. I am going to get some wet and dry on it to get rid of the scratches then redo it with the Peek.
     
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    I see its 'By appointment to Her Maj' , if its good enough for the Crown Jewels its good enough for me:LOL:, thanks for review Grommet(y)
     
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    Just tested it on my chrome kettle and thetford toilet and it worked a treat on both. I will be buying a big tin of it next order...
     
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    £3.99 on fleabag inc.p&p
     
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    Once saw a clip on you tube, someone polishing some headlamps that had gone yellow and he was using toothpaste, and it worked.
     
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    £2.48 on the link I gave if you are ordering from amazon already.
     
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    I always use Meguiars PlastX when polishing acrylic windows on my valets, not as cheap as Gromett's Peek but have probably used it on hundreds of acrylic windows and I'm always pleased with the results ( as well as my customers). A couple of pointers when polishing acrylic windows, no matter what compound you use, if you can feel the scratch with your finger nail it isn't going to polish out completely, also if your using a machine polisher, don't use too much pressure and keep it moving all the time. Most acrylic windows fitted to motorhomes have a coating on them ( hense fingernail test) if you go through this the window will appear patchy, for which only replacement is a cure.:eek::eek:
     
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    I tried toothpaste, brasso and duraglit already. None of them worked in fact some made it worse.

    The Peek worked really quickly with very little elbow grease.
     
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    Borderland I'm told Brasso works as well but I'm not that brave. Headlamps are a different kettle of fish to acrylic windows
     
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    Thanks Gromett - have just ordered some on the basis of your review and the bargain price on Amazon!

    Much appreciated.

    Mike
     
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    Test it on an area that is not immediately visible before going full bore on it. I don't want you to hold me responsible if it doesn't work as well for you:eek:
     
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    No worries, I won't ask you to pay for three new windows in the van if it doesn't work as expected... :whistle2:

    Mike
     
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    I used Autoglym resin polish (contains abrasive)
     
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    I am off down to get the wet and dry tomorrow. Once I have used it to remove the deeper scratches I will attempt to take pictures before and after using the peek on the scuffed up area. Might be hard to get pictures though but will try.
     
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    Likewise, I would rather use a known product for the job in hand
     
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    I had a coming together with an unseen sticky out branch some time ago, put a couple of scratches all down the van, including two windows. Went over the marks gently with T-cut and it worked a treat. The only (slight) marks left are on the decals.
     
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    I tried t cut as well. it took a bit out of the damage but still left the windows hazy to the point of being unusable.

    I perhaps should have said what I had already tried in my original post...
     
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    Here is evidence of the effectiveness of Autoglym
    BEFORE
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    AFTER
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