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    pishta I know I'm right....

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    Need to polish a clear window made of plastic. Imagine a Guage lens or speedometer window. Whats the best for this? Going to HF and buying a small low speed foam polish head for the drill. Tried to buff it with a wheel and white rouge but it didn't work real well. Think it was too aggressive as I put very fine waves in it and didn't make it any clearer. I went up to 1200 grit wet sanding, as far as I had paper for.
     
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    • Oldmanmopar

      Oldmanmopar Going left turning right FABO Gold Member

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      Headlight restore kit.
       
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      • rustycowll69

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        meguiars used to have plastic cleaner and plastic polish for lenses. They may only sell the polish, now.
         
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          i've had good luck with fine compound for buffing clear coat. Heat is your enemy so keep your
          pad damp
           
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            Have you tried some Mothers Mag and Aluminum Polish?
             
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            ocdart Inland Mopars Car Club FABO Gold Member

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            You might even try some toothpaste. It's a fairly mild abrasive.
             
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              1969383S FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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              I use the Mothers on My Motor home headlight's with good results.
               
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              Bodyperson Pedal to the metal FABO Gold Member

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              1200 is a little course to start buffing. Depending the severity of the scratches/oxidization, I start at 600 move to 800. 1000. 1500. 2000.
              I used to go to 3000 but found 2000 works good. I like Maguire's heavy cut for the newer heavy solids paint then follow up with their swirl mark remover. Pads can be too aggressive too.
              Finish off with this shit and a microfiber cloth. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SS1EDMO/?tag=fabo03-20
               
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              • moparmat2000

                moparmat2000 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                Micromesh kit $25 aircraftspruce&specialty.com
                 
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                  Bodyperson Pedal to the metal FABO Gold Member

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                  moparmat2000 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                    Bodyperson Pedal to the metal FABO Gold Member

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                    That aircraft spruce is an awesome business. I like there stainless steel kit.
                     
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                    Will that Micro-Mesh stuff work on cloudy late model headlight lenses? If it does, I wonder if it would be best to clear coat them afterwards?
                     
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                    moparmat2000 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                    On headlights I have wet sanded my 94 silverado lights with 320 grit, taped em off and shot 3 coats of automotive enamel clear. It held up for 15 years before peeling.
                     
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                    • d1970

                      d1970 TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO HAVE A GOOD DAY

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                      this works good.

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                      • pishta

                        pishta I know I'm right....

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                        Saw that at the hardware store. 12.99 and Flitz was 13.99. 1 sheet of 1500 was $2.50..walked out. Have not bought sandpaper in years. Thought I could find an assortment for like 5 but they only went as high as 1200 in the assortment packs. Will look harder in the stash for some 2000 I remember seeing somewhere.
                         
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                        pishta I know I'm right....

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                        Polycarbonate polish is way too aggressive for soft acrylic dash lenses. Brasso has ammonia in it and im afraid it will craze it. Will try the McGuire plastiX stuff. Seems well rated, reasonable and I have a few things to use it on.
                         
                      • George Jets

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                        Works Well

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                        One bottle lasts for years and years. Rub in firmly with cotton cloth to work fine scratches and haze out.

                        Let film sit and dry for 15 minutes. Then polish up to a high luster with a clean cotton cloth. Old T-Shirts work well.

                        Novice #2 works fine all on it's own.
                         
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                        • rustycowll69

                          rustycowll69 Well-Known Member

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                          I think cotton cloths are old school. Most polishes now recommend soft micro fiber towels.
                           
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