Tip For Scratched Plexi Windshields

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Tip For Scratched Plexi Windshields

Postby oldgeezR » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:50 pm

A long time ago I picked up a tip from a co-worker,when I was complaining how much the replacement shields cost on a Face-shield. He was a "bodyman" in a paint shop,and he told me to use Glazing Compound on the scratched up shield...dab a little bit on a soft rag and work it in circles until the compound disappears. So I did so and presto, no scratches! Now I have used this procedure several times on all sorts of plastic lens type material...in fact just now I used 3M Rubbing Compound,(fine cut) on a tinted windshield on my fairing,which is plexi-glass, and it looks brand new.This works with surface scratches the best,,,DEEP gouges would not be an option. I use the 3M brand because it has no silicones,waxes or fillers in the ingredients.Try this on your plastic/plexi-glass windshields,helmet shields,etc; and you'll be amazed. Edit 8/29/09: I recommend a good brand of "glazing compound" as a final coat after application of rubbing compound, for extra protection and removing any clouding or very fine scratches.-R.G.
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Re: Tip For Scratched Plexi Windshields

Postby spanish bandit » Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:50 pm

thanks for sharing rog.have you got a live link for that product. :D
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Re: Tip For Scratched Plexi Windshields

Postby oldgeezR » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:39 pm

Sure thing...but not too sure about availability in your part of the world. This is the exact product I have,,,but 3m makes like 5 others too.Google "3m"...look under "R=Rubbing compounds" for full line. I will swear by this particular type in link.

http://www.superiorcarcare.net/3m-fine- ... pound.html
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Re: Tip For Scratched Plexi Windshields

Postby spanish bandit » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:37 am

thanks rog,ill look into it :D
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Re: Tip For Scratched Plexi Windshields

Postby Linny » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:45 pm

Something else that works well is Brasso metal polish. It costs around $3 for a 8oz can. The stuff is awesome. I have used it on boat and snowmobile windshields and my helmet visors. Just dampen a rag and rub it in. For windshields I use a orbital buffer. I had a boat windshield you simply could not see through due to milky fogging. In short order this thing was crystal clear! No one should have trouble finding this stuff.
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Re: Tip For Scratched Plexi Windshields

Postby RainRider » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:28 am

Fair warning for any glasses wearers tempted to remove scratches - polishing prescription lenses, especially strong ones, become distorted and coatings are easily destroyed. I was desperate enough to try this years ago and ended up stuck using my cheap spares for entirely too long.
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Re: Tip For Scratched Plexi Windshields

Postby Gman » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:44 am

Good point.I wear glasses and a spare pair lost their supposed,"Scratch Proof" coating after polishing but as they were spares it didn't matter.
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Re: Tip For Scratched Plexi Windshields

Postby Rhyno » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:49 pm

Give this thing a try. It's made for headlights. We used to sell these by the case full when I worked for NAPA.
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