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swamprattler 01-07-2006 02:30 PM

Polishing Plastic Gauge Faceplate
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.

Rob Keller 01-07-2006 02:52 PM

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SR66 :thumbup: 01-07-2006 03:04 PM

When I was re-conditioning industrial equipment. I used fine polishing compounds then sprayed faces with non-yellowing, high quality clear paints.

coldknock 01-07-2006 03:17 PM

Meguiars Plast-X worked pretty good on the gauge cover in my Nova.


swamprattler 01-11-2006 02:16 PM

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.

1ownerT 01-11-2006 04:14 PM

I have had great results removing deep scratches from gauge covers by wet sanding then polishing.

302 Z28 01-11-2006 07:48 PM


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.


Henry Highrise 01-11-2006 08:12 PM

Fine MirrorGlaze works good too.

FlatheadStude 01-13-2006 04:28 AM

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 great...

1streetrod4u 01-13-2006 06:43 AM

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!

dankarol 01-13-2006 02:02 PM

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

danny t 01-19-2006 08:40 PM

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. :mwink:

Rob Keller 01-19-2006 10:08 PM

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


vorgath 02-25-2006 05:07 AM

:D 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

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