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Polishing some light covers.

This is a discussion on Polishing some light covers. within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; I bought a set of used smoked aVs light covers for my camaro, and there kinda scratched, not too bad, ...

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    Polishing some light covers.

    I bought a set of used smoked aVs light covers for my camaro, and there kinda scratched, not too bad, but im ocd, and there is a really good one u can see. I got em cheap so if i cant fix it, then w/e.

    Can i hand buff or polish these? Ive already cleaned em good. Im hoping something may help. Would a scratch remover for plastic work?, i think there is something called Plastic X

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    My car had a set on it when I bought it and they were dull and had fine scratches on them. I used some 3m fine cut cleaner wax on them and they turned out pretty good IMO. Still a few of the deeper scratches remained but they looked alot better afterwards.

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    Hmm, found this http://www.autogeek.net/3mplasclean.html may work, or Meguiars Plastx. Ill wait to see what more say
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    Hmm never seen that stuff before, but it's made by 3m should be good stuff.

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    So far i tried some cleaner wax, no good

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    Hmm..... I don't know then. maybe someone will chime in on this with some answers. BTW what wax did you try?

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    Ive have polished them before in tech school. Same concept as getting rid of orange peel in paint. Work up with progressively finer sandpaper and then buff to a shine. I would think any rotary tool with some buffing compound would work. Ive used that plastic crap before. It works but it takes a long time

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    So far ive tried some regular cleaner, to clean em, and some turtle wax cleaner wax crap, ill i could find on the garage, it shitty yes.. i have some black car polish, that hides swirls etc, but i haven't tried that yet..

    Ill go to Walmart tomorrow and get that plastic cleaner and try that

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    let us know how it turns out....

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    I got some Plastix X stuff, and 3M strach remover, i put 2 coats on both sides, and used a bower ball. It helped some. I still need to do alot more coats of the stuff. And buy a better cleaner wax.

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    Try some rubbing compound. It will be a little more aggressive than the cleaner wax.

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    ^I tried that on a small scratch on my car, and it f'd my paint up.. had to buff it out..

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    It did get out the scratch right? You want to do the same thing to the covers if the scratches are deep enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    It did get out the scratch right? You want to do the same thing to the covers if the scratches are deep enough.
    Hell no, the rubbing compound made my paint foggy looking. and i did get it all out, so none was left over. Black cars + world= fail

    And on the covers.. im about to go all out, Zanio anyone?

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