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How Do I Clear My Car Panes?

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  • Member since
    March, 2019
How Do I Clear My Car Panes?
Posted by TheDuke on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 4:02 AM

I've been wanting to clear one of my window panes on my car, but I don't know what to use. I tried Metho, but it didn't work. Future floor polish is not sold in Australia, were I live.

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 4:12 AM

Novus #2 plastic polish works pretty good.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 7:44 AM

Tamiya polishes work very well also. If the window is scuffed then start with the coarse polish. If it's pretty good to start with, then start with the fine polish and then a good work out with the finish polish.

If the window is really messed up with deep scratches, feel free to attack it with files and coarser sand paper. Once the damage is removed, work your way through increasingly finer sand papers (use wet) or MicroMesh pads, then move on to the polishes.

Often your windows will look better than when the kit was new. Sanding and polishing the clear plastic thins it and flattens it, reducing optical distortion. If otherwise good windows appear thick or show ripples or distortion, I will give them a good workout with sandpaper and polish to improve their appearance.

The thing you must be aware of is creating stress cracks in the clear plastic. Because polishing requires you to grip the glass firmly, especially once you have slippery polish on your fingers, it is easy to over-flex it and induce very fine micro cracks, sometimes only visible when held to the light in a certain way. So be aware of that, and I recommend practice on scrap glass part before attacking an irreplacable kit part.

 

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

Trevor

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 2:55 PM

A option when polishing is to use low tack tape rolled upon itself to hold it while you polish.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by TheDuke on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:24 AM

Thanks both of you, this Novus plastic polish sounds pretty good, I will definetly consider it. You can get it pretty cheap on eBay so thats great.Big Smile

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    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:57 AM

TheDuke
Future floor polish is not sold in Australia, were I live.

yes it is, it's called "Pledge" all around the world now (for a while it had 'Pledge, with Future Gloss").

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Posted by TheDuke on Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:19 PM

Really! Well thats great , I'll look it up. Guess my older brother was wrong.

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, March 15, 2019 2:59 AM

I use Micro Gloss both to polish plastic bodies and the window areas. It takes off glue from the 'glass' area's.

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Posted by TheDuke on Saturday, March 16, 2019 4:17 AM

PatrickW

I use Micro Gloss both to polish plastic bodies and the window areas. It takes off glue from the 'glass' area's.

 

Thanks for the quote. I've heard that its a pretty good brand.

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