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windshield scratches
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 1, 2004 12:09 AM
Disapprove Bummer, kit windshield is scratched. Can the NOVUS polishing system be used to remove them? Seems like there is an article in a back issue, any reference? Thanks, Jim O
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 1, 2004 12:32 AM
well if the scratch isn't too deep, you can dip it a few times in FUTURE floor wax, worked for me.....
i tried novus but didnt work to well for me.. you can always try using sand paper going up in grit each time
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 1, 2004 4:53 AM
yeah it was a couple of issues ago sand with 1500 wet sand paper and then polish with novus i tried worked good for me
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Posted by nitrojunkie on Sunday, February 1, 2004 7:01 AM
For glass problems,the LMG kit works well. I boogered up the windsheild in the Honda civic hatchback."Solvent burn" at a taped seam.It looked like glue in the middle of it.I started with 1800 grit and worked my way to 12000 grit and polished it out ,worked like a dream.I did everything wet.I even used a damp cloth with the polish and haze remover.
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Posted by vinnietbird on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 1:30 PM
I have used plastic polish from Autozone made for the gauges in 1/1 cars,and I've also used Crest toothpaste (the regular paste kind),with good results.Just put a little toothpaste on the window,use it like polish,and clean it off.
"The HEMI turns on where everything else turns off"
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 2:12 PM
The polishing kit worked for me. If its deep, start with 3200. If its fine, you can start with 4000 or 6000 and work your way up.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 2:53 PM
i always open my kit's and check the lense for any scrathes and than if the are i put it in FUTURE Floor Wax and its good, but if there arnt i always take the peice and set it away on a shelf i have for either drying parts or clear glass, i have almost no problems with the glasses in this way and if you do have to use it for measuring or something i usually tape off the points that are around where im working, this always works and i hope i can help
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 8:51 PM
Hello, I have been reading the hints here on healing scratches and appreciate the information. Can any of these techniques be used on what appears to be a gouge? I opened my new Revell/Monogram Lincoln Futura kit to find a deep mar in the cool Batmobile canopy. It was shipped defective or damaged in transit.(It wasn't wrapped and shoved in with the chrome parts. D'oh!) Is it petty of me to request that Revell replace the part at no cost? What do you fellows think? Thanks, Len.
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Posted by vinnietbird on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 8:55 PM
Call the company and get a new canopy.You paid the money,you should get what you paid for.
"The HEMI turns on where everything else turns off"
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 5, 2004 9:35 AM
coachjob - there's a good tutorial at : www.briansmodelcars.com - written by a gentleman named John Perdue
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 5, 2004 8:32 PM
Thank you, VinnieTbird. I take it the gouge is beyond repair. I will call Revell. —Len
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 5, 2004 8:37 PM
Hello Dlokon. Thanks for the BMC tip. It's an interesting site. —Len

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