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Problems with Novus polishing out

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Problems with Novus polishing out
Posted by JMorgan on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 5:02 PM

Has anyone had a problem getting Novus to polish out scratches on some plastics. What’s the solution, if any?

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:06 PM

Its worked well for me, even with canopies.  I have been using the tamiya polishing compound as well.   Perhaps novus 3 isn't course enough?  



  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:59 AM

How deep are the scratches? A deep scratch or cracks cannot be polished out.

Novus #2 works great for me at removing light/fine scratches. You may have to try an automotive polishing compound that is coarser than what you are using then progress down to Novus for a final polish.




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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, May 19, 2019 6:29 AM

Sometimes Future will smooth out fine scratches.  I am not a big fan of Future, but that is one use I find works fine.  Be sure to wash it thoroughly before dipping in future.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    January 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:01 AM

Deep scratches be repaired by hand. It requires a lot of sanding with various fine grit sandpaper first then polishing.

However, if it’s a cracked canopy, it can’t be repaired.


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