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Scratches on plastic windshield; fix?

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Scratches on plastic windshield; fix?
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, June 16, 2003 1:37 PM
Thanks to poor storage of a kit, I've had a windshield get scratched on one of my kits, and am wondering if you all know any good fixes, finishes, or polishing techniques to repair the windshield's appearance.

Any advice?
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Posted by eaglecentral on Monday, June 16, 2003 2:20 PM
Ahoy Mr. Buzzrd,

Most light scratches can be polished out using a mico-mesh polishing kit and plastic polish. It takes a little elbow grease, but the results are excellent. I recommend you get yourself a micro-mesh kit and Novus plastic polish from I've also found that once polished, a windshield, dunked in Future and left to dry, looks almost like glass.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, June 16, 2003 9:18 PM
Thanks much, Tom. I'll pick it up!

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  • From: Maine,USA
Posted by dubix88 on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 8:12 AM
if it is a deep scratch, i suggest sanding it with very fine sand paper, then polishing it with plastic polish. If it is only a small surface scratch, you could probably skip right to the polishing(all you need is the polish and a soft clean rag)
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 20, 2003 12:05 PM
If it is just a very light scratch try to coat the windshield with Future. I am able to solve 85% if the scratches I get on clear plastic with Future and without polishing.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, June 21, 2003 3:18 PM
I heard that using a light coat of toothpaste works well too! Use plenty of water though.

Anyone else heard of this an tried it?

Sounds like an inexpensive way out.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 1:46 PM
Put creamy punut buttter on the windsheild and wipe off with a paper coffee filter. Works great to get the scratches out of CD's too. Good luck:)

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