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While resealing my porthole Plexiglas shield I applied some Xylon on small (~ 0.5 Sq. Ft)area partially destroying clear finish on my Plexiglas. Is there any way to restore gloss and clarity on this type of material.

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Wet sand starting with 600 grit wet and dry sandpaper then 1000 then 1300, then 2000 grit. Use a few drops of detergent as a lubricant. Use a flat rubber block or disc to hold the sandpaper flat. This will give you a matte finish.
Then buff with a cloth wheel (not a pad) at mediium speed with a ''bit'' of jewelers rouge on the wheel. Go slow and easy on the pressure when you power buff ... or you will burn/soften/distort the plexiglass surface.
You will wind up with an optically clear surface; but, it will have image distortion.
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Thanks for your tip. I have also found product called MICRO-MESH by Micro-Surface Finishing Products, Inc. (http://www.micro-surface.com/acrilic.htm) A kit to do 30 Sq.Ft. runs for under $30.00.

Thanks again RichH!

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