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Repairing scratches

I have Lexan portlights on my C&C 34. They have developed some scratches, both fine and a few coarse. I have a vague memory of someone telling me you can buff out Lexan with a polishing compound. Does anyone have any information about this?

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I have Lexan portlights on my C&C 34. They have developed some scratches, both fine and a few coarse. I have a vague memory of someone telling me you can buff out Lexan with a polishing compound. Does anyone have any information about this?

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Try coating it with Acrylic floor wax first. Let it dry hard....it fills in the scratches. Then buff.

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We've used the McGuires plastic polish on our Lexan port lenses. It definately was an improvement, but left them far from looking like new and the finish only lasts about six months or so. However, ours are UV damaged, so you may have better luck.
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Find a product called Plexus. It was originally designed to clean and fill in small scratches on airplane windows. Automotive speed shops may have it for the lexan windshields of race cars.
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Here's something else you might try. I used this on the acrylic headlights on my car which were badly pitted and it worked wonders.

Go to the Automotive section of your local Wal Mart and look for a pouch of "Headlight Restorer". The kit comes with fine (and very fine) wet sand paper, a polish, polishing cloth, and a sealant. 1 pouch was enough to do both headlights on my 2000 Mitsu eclipse.
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Thanks for the help. I'll try these ideas this weekend.

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