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02-25-2006 05:07 AM
vorgath Toothpaste .. now that brings back some memories, when one didn't have all the polishing products around, I was taught by my ma and grandma, use toothpaste to clean silverware.

It does really work, so yeah shoot for that, use some glaze after that and finish with hmmm wax or something cleaning wax maybe ?

I got an extra gauge cover myself, will try to remember to take some pics of the process
01-19-2006 10:08 PM
Rob Keller 3-M makes a head light fixit up for the plastic composite lights I here it works good .

All my head lamps are covered in good old glass


01-19-2006 08:40 PM
danny t
polishing gauge faceplates the minty fresh way

Try toothpaste it actually is a VERY mild abrasive. I used
to use it on my plastic models.
01-13-2006 02:02 PM
dankarol
face plate wax

When I worked at a paper mill we used Johnson liquid floor wax on out plastic face shields to take out the scratches and it worked ok, but if you have deep scratches I doubt anything will help to take them out. Hope this helps. Dan
01-13-2006 06:43 AM
1streetrod4u
How to polish your plastic guages!

Hi, I have used a Headlight polishing kit from eastwood for gauge plastics. Here is a link to Eastwood's site! Hope this helps!
Ivan
http://www.eastwood.com/shopping/pro...Plastic+polish
01-13-2006 04:28 AM
FlatheadStude
MOdel car wax

Go to a Hobby shop...they have a kit with varying degrees of sand paper that will polish scatches out of model car windhields..Novas I think is the name..but not sure...works great...
01-11-2006 08:12 PM
Henry Highrise Fine MirrorGlaze works good too.
01-11-2006 07:48 PM
302 Z28
Quote:
Originally Posted by swamprattler
Thanks for the help. I tried the Mequires Plast-X (got locally) and it worked great, this product does what it says it will do.
Mequires has great products.

Vince
01-11-2006 04:14 PM
1ownerT I have had great results removing deep scratches from gauge covers by wet sanding then polishing.
01-11-2006 02:16 PM
swamprattler Thanks for the help. I tried the Mequires Plast-X (got locally) and it worked great, this product does what it says it will do.
01-07-2006 03:17 PM
coldknock Meguiars Plast-X worked pretty good on the gauge cover in my Nova.

Larry
01-07-2006 03:04 PM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com When I was re-conditioning industrial equipment. I used fine polishing compounds then sprayed faces with non-yellowing, high quality clear paints.
01-07-2006 02:52 PM
Rob Keller YesSir orM'am

this is the answer
http://www.flitz.com/products.html

go to products~application suggestion~before & after photos good poop been using all these products for years best thing is it cleans & protects like never dull on brass but wont smudge as bad (example)


SR66
01-07-2006 02:30 PM
swamprattler
Polishing Plastic Gauge Faceplate

Hi
I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with trying to polish the plastic clear face plate that goes over the gauges. These face plates tend to get very fine scratches and after 56 years in a car they become hazy. If you have had success with this please explain what you used and how you went about it.
Thanks

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