Removing Scratches From Perspex, Plexiglass, Acrylic, &, Polycarbonate (Lexan)

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Yes Dear

    Posts: 157
    Cheshire
    I am a inmate of a maximumbikes.com forum and one of our members Ruskie was demonstrating how to remove scratches from the windshields of bikes by polishing them out. I was dubious and asked if he could demonstrate the process. So he deliberately defaced his bike to prove the point. I am impressed enough that I thought some peeps here might want to cash in on his expertise. here

  2. English Steve

    English Steve Senior Bumpkin

    Nice find Bruce. I have an old tall screen off of a Deauville with a few scratches in it, may try that for myself.
    Thanks for posting it. :clapping:
  3. fingers99 Member

    Good stuff. I'd always thought about doing something like that, but never got round to trying it. 180 grit scratches are a pretty stern test!
  4. zardoz

    zardoz Old school Socialist

    Posts: 2,115
    Chetser, UK
    I have heard of this being done with jewelers rouge, dunno if that works. hats off to the man though he scratched his own screen to prove it.
  5. peterd51

    peterd51 happy to be here!

    Hi,

    I've used 'BT Paste, Polishing' in the past, similar stuff to the old polishing paste for cars ('Solvol Autosol'?). I've also used T-Cut for fine scratches...kept my spectacles going an extra six months once!

    I'd have been a bit wary of using actual wet'n'dry though. Thanks for the tip!

    How about stone chips in car windscreens?

    Regards
    Peter
  6. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda

    Posts: 7,966
    Birmingham UK
    I seem to remember some one using toothpaste to polish scratches on crash helmet visors!
  7. Seano

    Seano Formerly known as Wheelchairwelder

    Posts: 1,227
    Devon
    Good ole Brasso works a treat we used to use it on ROV Perspex / polycarb camera bubbles.

    Sean.
  8. peterd51

    peterd51 happy to be here!

    Hi,

    it's been a while since I've seen Brasso but now you mention it, it does seem, AIR, very similar to standard T-Cut.

    Regards
    Peter
  9. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

    Sort of hijack but does anyone know of a way to remove 'significant' scratches from a 2 day old LCD tv? My brother's little girl 'modified' his 32" screen by running something hard across it several times.
    We're thinking it's most likely gonna be an insurance claim, shame he's only had it a couple of days.:(
  10. REVIVIFY New Member

    Posts: 1
    uk
    Poly Scratches

    I have access to a company that specialises in poly and other product refurbishment. Happy to send details if anyone has problems with this. I have seen it used on large scale products, Bus shelter and advertising panels very effectively

    Bill
  11. the snooper

    the snooper old school demolished

    Posts: 7,704
    EARTH UK
    think he will have had it woz as the screens are a sort of satin finish and polishing would put a gloss on it.

    guess he has a 3d screen now:whistle:
  12. Drains

    Drains Good as gold!

    Will it work on me specs?
  13. madkayaker

    madkayaker Pro sparkey Pro Welder

    Posts: 13,726
    Cumbria
    Any one know how to remove scratches from head lights lasses car looks like its been done over with sander
  14. Chipper hammer-based life form

    Posts: 1,552
    Cambridge
    Apparently there are glass polishing kits/gear, did a hunt as my Landy screen looks a bit like the Somme... not bought/used any yet though. Seemed OK for fine scratches. All hearsay though so take it fwiw.
    Autosol, toothpaste, G3 etc work on plastic, have revived CDs with those and things like lenses on compressor gauges etc.
  15. Fazed

    Fazed Member

    T-cut works well for glass headlamp lenses, especially at this time of year for getting rid of baked-on fly guts! Most bikes nowadays have plastic lenses and I've used Xerapol polish to good effect on these.
    I also use Micro Mesh finishing cloths for stone chips and scratches on plastic. They are extra fine wet & dry sheets that start from 1500 grit and go to 12000 grit. Modellers and jewellers use them.
  16. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member


    Well, he's been putting up with the scratches for 18 months now.......strangely enough that's almost as long as this thread is old! :whistle:

    Does anyone know if the products work on eyes?
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  17. the snooper

    the snooper old school demolished

    Posts: 7,704
    EARTH UK
    eye suspect not :whistle:
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