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steve powers 07-12-2012 02:57 PM

window scratches
 
we recently purchased a 07 19 ft bambi and i was wondering if there was a product for removing the fine scratches on the tinted windows due to im guessing washing them? any suggestions would be great thanks.

overlander63 07-12-2012 06:39 PM

You'd almost have to use sandpaper to scratch the windows. Are you talking about the rock guards? Those can be scratched by almost anything, as all they are is smoke colored Plexiglass. And you can't really take the scratches out of those without causing even more problems.

dwightdi 07-12-2012 06:51 PM

If you are talking about the transparent rock guards, you can polish those with the same kit that you use to polish out the fogged headlight covers.

steve powers 07-12-2012 07:47 PM

thanks, i was talking about the rock gaurds. i wasnt sure what they where called. the scratches are very minor,i just happen to notice them when the sun hits them

TG Twinkie 07-12-2012 09:07 PM

I use Pledge furniture polish on my motorcycle windshield. I seems to do the trick.

jmark470 07-12-2012 09:31 PM

Scratched Rockguards
 
Steve,

If you are referring to the smoked plastic covers that protect the front windows, there is a solution that is very effective. It requires a rotary buffer, an inexpensive one can be obtained at Harbor Freight. Look for one that has a speed of less than 2500 rpm. Next, buy a velcro backing plate, and a velcro backed wool pad as well as a foam pad for finishing. There are several compounds, and polishes that can be used, however I will recommend 3M's white compound for the initial step with a wool pad. A good speed for this process would be at 15-1800 rpm. Work small sections at a time, and do not let the surface become dry as the plastic can be damaged by creating too much heat. The second step is to use a foam finishing pad with 3M's blue finishing polish. Your rock guards will look better than new.

kevin242 07-12-2012 09:37 PM

We also use pledge and it works well.

Wabbiteer 07-12-2012 09:39 PM

Rain-X will fill the microscopic gouges that swarm in the larger visible scratches - won't do much for the actual deep scratches but will glaze over many tiny ones and turn sand-blasted, scratched & aged plexiglass/lexan back to near-transparent...

steve powers 07-15-2012 09:42 AM

thanks for the advice, i went the easiest route first and the pledge worked great steve


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