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    Exclamation plexiglass question

    ...the plexiglass(windsheild) on my ole 83 wing has intrinsic surface scratches, that are MOST visible when u are riding into the sun or oncoming night(headlight) glare....is there any kind of restoration product that might help a bit?...im about to ride without it for a while..and eat some protein.....i know... BUY a new windshield...im trying to sell the wing, and dont plan on having it TOO much longer, and dont want to invest in one...but u never know....anyway...thanks if u know of something....
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    plexiglass question

    A few companies make a "plastic polish" that claims to restore the luster and clarity in plastic materials. They are usually sold at automotive stores for the purpose of polishing headlights and other parts that have been worn due to debris impact, etc.

    Mother's Plastic Polish

    That write up actually talks about restoring windscreens... Hope it helps!!

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    plexiglass question

    i have some blue magic plastic and plexi glass cleaner and light scratch remover i got at a parts store. I dont know how well it works because i used it for something else.

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    plexiglass question

    Your bike shop probably has some Novus plastic polish in stock, it comes in a few different grades/grits and should do the trick.

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    plexiglass question

    Go to a decent aquarium shop that sells acrilic fish tanks. They make a scratch removal kit for them that works great on plexy.

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    plexiglass question

    ...hey...thanks for all the ideas and info.....i will be doing some investigation shortly.....will let u know what happens..thanks!!!



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    plexiglass question

    Originally posted by keet
    ...hey...thanks for all the ideas and info.....i will be doing some investigation shortly.....will let u know what happens..thanks!!!



    keet

    sorry so late but I'm pretty sure 3M makes a product that claims to remove scraches even from plastic glasses

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    Thumbs up the verdict is in

    i finally got a chance to do some plexiglass cleaner shopping...i got some NOVUS #2....im telling u..im really impressed with the product..its 100% better than before..and i only applied one coat so far....now im looking for my cheap sunglasses to do....!!!thanks 4 all the input!!


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    plexiglass question

    Well where did ya get it ?

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    Exclamation plexiglass question

    i saw some "mothers" product at the local VIP..looked at some stuff at the local napa..and ended up at littleton motor sports ..the local kawi dealership....they had the NOVUS .im sure u can find some , somewhere.
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    Re: plexiglass question

    Where can I get 2’x4’ plexiglass panels cut in different colors so I can turn my finished basement into something cringey that I probably will forget?

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    Re: plexiglass question

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    Re: plexiglass question

    If you Google “24x48 plexiglass” or “24x48 acrylic” you’ll find a bunch. Not looking cheap.
    This is the cheapest I found in my quick search, not sure what thickness you’d need:
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/0-06-Clea...s-S/2829042927
    You could get transparent colored vinyl and color them yourself as needed.

    That’s probably a huge pain in the ass; Here’s a place with colored plexiglass
    https://www.estreetplastics.com/1-8-...t031252448.htm

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    Re: plexiglass question

    why plexi-glass, and not polycarbonate? or acrylic?

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    Re: plexiglass question

    Are you sure itís Plexiglass, AKA Acrylic?

    Acrylic can be polished.

    But Polycarbonate cannot.

    The least aggressive polish is toothpaste.

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    Re: plexiglass question

    Would have thought there'd be a ton of surplus once businesses started taking down their Covid corals

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