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Acrylic Window Cleaner/Restorer

Post by NORGIL on Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:22 pm

Hi all,

In the past a previous owner has clearly cleaned the windows without carefully washing them first, leaving fine scratches, swirls etc, nothing too bad but noticeable in certain lights and just that bit annoying.  Can anyone recommend a product to polish out minor imperfections in acrylic windows.

Thanks.

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Re: Acrylic Window Cleaner/Restorer

Post by Paulmold on Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:30 pm

Fenwick's do Windowize, never tried it myself.

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Re: Acrylic Window Cleaner/Restorer

Post by Paramedic on Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:43 pm

Paulmold wrote:Fenwick's do Windowize, never tried it myself.
Yes Fenwicks the stuff but other brands available, some in larger quantity that may be less expensive in comparison. Perhaps you don't need a lot as a little goes a long way. Follow the instructions to give a near perfect result. Previous owner had obviously encountered a hedge leaving several parallel scratches along both windows including hab door successfully polished out with Fenwicks. Took several attempts to rid the scratches so no need to 'knock yourself out' to do it all in one go. There is also scratching on two of the near side graphics (decals) that I should get replaced but will seek out cost. What you may think is a clean crystal clear window, will always show some degree of damage when viewed in that certain light.

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Re: Acrylic Window Cleaner/Restorer

Post by Liam on Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:34 pm

I use "Brasso" - sparingly and it has been very successful in removing all of my unwitting incursions with hedges.
Its a trick I learnt from RAF ground crew servicing fast jets - the perspex canopy's can get very grazed when flying through hail and rain so to recover them to their original optical state they used plain old fashioned Brasso. Which incidentally did have the full approval of the design authority!
I have also hear that tooth paste is a useful restorer - never used it my self other than in the bathroom!
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Re: Acrylic Window Cleaner/Restorer

Post by palette on Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:26 am

Yep, Brasso wadding works a treat.

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Re: Acrylic Window Cleaner/Restorer

Post by SteveUK on Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:06 pm

Liam wrote:I use "Brasso" - sparingly and it has been very successful in removing all of my unwitting incursions with hedges.
Its a trick I learnt from RAF ground crew servicing fast jets - the perspex canopy's can get very grazed when flying through hail and rain so to recover them to their original optical state they used plain old fashioned Brasso. Which incidentally did have the full approval of the design authority!
I have also hear that tooth paste is a useful restorer - never used it my self other than in the bathroom!
Liam

Sorry, but I still can't get the vision of fast jets having their canopies scratched by contact with hedgerows!

I know it's all down to not reading your post correctly, but still. . . . . somehow I can believe it!
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Re: Acrylic Window Cleaner/Restorer

Post by Liam on Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:34 pm

SteveUK wrote:

I know it's all down to not reading your post correctly, but still. . . . . somehow I can believe it!
It was only when they flew inverted!!
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Re: Acrylic Window Cleaner/Restorer

Post by biffobear on Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:33 pm

Liam wrote:
SteveUK wrote:

I know it's all down to not reading your post correctly, but still. . . . . somehow I can believe it!
It was only when they flew inverted!!
Liam
Inverted? Was that pure sine wave? Once all the scratches are polished out I can recommend mr sheen to make them crystal clear and remove water marks, dust, grease and finger prints etc.
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Re: Acrylic Window Cleaner/Restorer

Post by Tilly23 on Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:40 pm

My husband found an excellent product on the internet works a treat ! It's called ACRYL by Quixx Svstem made in Germany
ACRYL KRATZNER ENTFERNER

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Re: Acrylic Window Cleaner/Restorer

Post by NORGIL on Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:27 pm

Many thanks for the suggestions everyone.  I really hope the acrylic canopies in upside down fast jets are a tad more robust than my side windows !

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