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  • Offline Tamingdoom   gb

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    Screen polish suggestions
    on: November 09, 2020, 07:26:01 pm
    November 09, 2020, 07:26:01 pm
    I have some wear & tear scratches (mostly very fine) on my XR screen. Noticeable - to me that is...

    What's the best method / product to polish these out ?
    I don't want to make it worse, but I do like the OEM screen.

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    Re: Screen polish suggestions
    Reply #1 on: November 09, 2020, 07:58:31 pm
    November 09, 2020, 07:58:31 pm
    Try this stuff, we used to use this on Jet Provost and Phantom screens.
    I was surprised to see it was still available, its been over 35 years since I used it!

    http://www.greygate.com/product/plastic-polish/
    (other suppliers may be available, but this was the first that came up)

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    Re: Screen polish suggestions
    Reply #2 on: November 10, 2020, 12:32:29 am
    November 10, 2020, 12:32:29 am
    The stock screen on my mk2 was as soft as butter, very poor quality, the MRA one which replaced it is much much more scratch resistant ,and better quality.Anyhow I digress, I just used a polishing pad medium cut with some heavy cutting paste followed by a fine polish on the same pade to refine the gloss. I used my drill and a 3" pad, I have a proper dual action polisher but it only takes large pads which would have been too big for the job. You could just use a one stage compound which refines down as you work it, Autoglym also sell a dedicated plastic polish which will be good. Link below to the pads and backing plate I used, well woorth having in your armoury as you can take out any paintwork blemishes using the same tequnique. If using a drill on paint just be careful not to get the paint too hot by running too higher speed with too much pressure.
                                    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08J7XHR1C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Re: Screen polish suggestions
    Reply #3 on: November 10, 2020, 09:35:26 am
    November 10, 2020, 09:35:26 am
    Thanks for the tips, I'm a bit cautious about powered polishing (I might be a bit ham-fisted) but I'll start with product & elbow grease.
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    Re: Screen polish suggestions
    Reply #4 on: November 10, 2020, 04:14:24 pm
    November 10, 2020, 04:14:24 pm
    Something like this would work.Also if you have some metal polish, autoglym or brasso type product, this will work a treat on a microfibre cloth. Go gaently in a circular motion , if no result use more pressure. I used to help my mate at his car detailung business at the weekends when he was a one man band and overly busy. I learnt loads of handy stuff.

           https://www.amazon.co.uk/SONAX-ProfiLine-Finish-Politur-Lackreiniger/dp/B0052T5ZAO/ref=sr_1_25_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Power+Maxed&qid=1605024456&s=automotive&sr=1-25-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE0NEJQMTNRS01OR1omZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAyNzcyMjIxSEtFWTZPODQ3R1I1JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAxNDUwMjIyUERVSUM1RDdaOFk3JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmX25leHQmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

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    Re: Screen polish suggestions
    Reply #5 on: November 10, 2020, 06:33:24 pm
    November 10, 2020, 06:33:24 pm
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/QUIXX-Xerapol-Acrylic-Plastic-Polish-Perspex-Scratch-Remover-Restoration-Kit-QA1/372303233091?epid=1517425483&hash=item56af008043:g:JnQAAOSwZ2Na9aN0

    I've used the above with some success but it's hard work! I like the sound of the Greygate stuff, if it's good enough for jets aircraft I'm going to get some.

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