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Jankers

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Plastic repair
« on: October 31, 2006, 05:38:04 PM »

I have an acrylic? cover on my old world record player that
has split.

I've glued it and used wet and dry to remove the join line but need to polish
out the marks.

Any suggestions for the polish?

J.
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Re: Plastic repair
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2006, 07:21:09 PM »

metal polish will work. Fareclea is a good product. T-cut will do it at a push.

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Re: Plastic repair
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2006, 05:26:38 AM »

Try this:
' Fenwicks Windowize -Scratch remover for acrylic windows'
 it is a product used for taking scratches out of caravan windows,it costs 4.99
See  http://www.caraleisuredirect.co.uk/search.php?cat_open=0&cat_id=4

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Jankers

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Re: Plastic repair
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2006, 01:07:24 PM »

Thanks folks, will try to find a local supplier for the fenwicks stuff.

J.
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Re: Plastic repair
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2006, 02:23:51 PM »

Brasso
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Re: Plastic repair
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2006, 02:42:22 PM »

'J.',
Any 'mild' abrasive will work, the 'milder' the better.  When you get real close to perfect, talccum(sp) powder does well (and if you're that close to perfect, quit!).
 - 'Doc

['baby powder' if you can put up with the smell]
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FullLeatherJacket

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Re: Plastic repair
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2006, 04:36:05 PM »

Jewellers Rouge  :-* Bought mine locally about a century ago. Google it to find a source? Suit yourself.
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Re: Plastic repair
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2006, 09:00:07 AM »

Very un PC is fag ash mixed with spit and applied with a finger !! I was advised to use this on my first sextant arc by the old salts 'cos it was mild enough not to rub the graduations away (Brasso was too fearce) but cleaned the brass up a treat. If you don't smoke ask a grown up to save theirs. Only joking  ;D ;D

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Jankers

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Re: Plastic repair
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2006, 02:28:36 AM »

Being a cautious type of chap i shall try a mixture of the above,
ash/talc/brasso/rouge...now what should i call it?  ;)

Many thanks, the plastic is quite soft, (at least i imagined it would be harder)
so I may give the brasso a miss or at least try the alternatives first.

J.
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