Scratches in perspex windows, can they be polished out?

Millie Master

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The habitation area Seitz Polyvision windows of my self built Renault Master, after 4 years of hard use, are now showing some scratches.

Now I am not looking for or expecting any miracles, but are there any specialised products that can be used to remove some of the scratches?

Many thanks
 

StreetSleeper

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Toothpaste. Rubbing in circles using kitchen roll then polish off with cloth: try on small area first just to make sure you're not damaging the window.

Rae
 

snapster

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We had some light scratches on a couple of windows following a drive along a very narrow road lined with bushes.
I used Meguiars PlastRX clear plastic polish.
Worked perfectly and leaves you with sparklingly shiny windows with minimum effort.
 

Avocadopicker

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A friend very recently successfully removed several scratches of varying depths, using polish as above, but also wet'n'dry paper of finer and finer grits, then polish. Heart-in-mouth to begin with but it works very well (see youtube). You could also practise on an old headlamp glass or such first until you're confident. Whatever you do don't use a rotating buffer - it's too easy to melt the plastic with friction.
 

El radge

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Reliably informed fag ash is the best thing .
Not being a smoker I went with 2cv's recommendation . It works
 

Millie Master

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I’ve had good results with Windowize
Thanks for the heads up, I am well impressed with the user feed back on Amazon, my only question is how big is the bottle as it looks very small, does that mean a little goes a very long way?
I have all 4 habitations to do plus the headlights, so would one bottle be enough.
 

2cv

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Thanks for the heads up, I am well impressed with the user feed back on Amazon, my only question is how big is the bottle as it looks very small, does that mean a little goes a very long way?
I have all 4 habitations to do plus the headlights, so would one bottle be enough.
The bottle is small, but lasts well as you only use a little. Plenty of elbow grease though but certainly very good results for scratches that are not too deep.
 

motoroamer

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Autoglym Super resin polish has worked for us for years (Halfords) I was told it fills scratches rather than polishing them off by material removal.
 

Wavy Gravy

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The "traditional" way was to use Jewellers Rouge. It comes in several different grades, and can even be made at home. Nowadays, I would use a Clay Bar and plenty lubricant.
 

chas142

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You have lots of answers above, what ever you use make sure that it won't damage your window. Some types of windscreen washer fluid can cause habitation windows to craze / crack. I think it's the Methylated Spirits in it. Here is a link to removing a scratch in a window. Then an interesting one showing a demonstration of 3 products and cleaning tips. Right I'm all set to sort mine out now.;)
 

Millie Master

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Here is a link to removing a scratch in a window. Then an interesting one showing a demonstration of 3 products and cleaning tips. Right I'm all set to sort mine out now.;)
That is brilliant, I will watch them over and over again before I start.

Many, many thanks
 

Millie Master

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My final post on this subject.

Well I followed all the help and advice I have so gratefully received on here and decided to use some 'T' Cut as I had a couple of bottles covered in dust in the garage.

First of all I did a test area on one of the windows and was amazed at the almost instantaneous result, so I then washed all the windows down with a warm soapy mix and then using some very fine damp bamboo cloth made up into a pad, I carefully went over each window in turn in tight circles adding additional 'T' Cut to the pad as I went along.

When I had done the entire window I waited for the surface to fully dry before buffing off with a clean multi fibre cloth, following which I then gave the window a very liberal coating of polish.................... Boy oh boy what an amazing result, not a single scratch or mark to be seen!!

I then did exactly the same with the polycarbonate headlight covers which prior to treatment were in quite a dull state, now they look like they are brand new lights straight out of the box.

A fantastic result and all thanks to you lovely lot, many thanks

Phil
 
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