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Old 03-27-2004, 11:30 AM   #1
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Default how do I remove scratches from plastic rear window on convertible top?

I have a new convertible top that was installed by professional trim shop. The problem is that I have only put the top down a few times since installation and the plastic rear window in one particular area has become scratched. Can I polish out the scratches? I also need to come up with a way to protect the window when the top is down.
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Old 03-27-2004, 11:56 AM   #2
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Default Re: how do I remove scratches from plastic rear window on convertible top? (Frankenvette)

3M makes a plastic cleaner and a plastic polish that I've had good results with on gauge lenses, tail lights & such.
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Old 03-27-2004, 09:24 PM   #3
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I bought the plastic restorer kit from Meguiar's website for about $20.00...it worked great. My rear window was very yellowed and scratched...you couldn't see in or out of the rear window at all. I was pretty skeptical that this stuff would work because my window was in such bad shape. But, it worked really well...not only can I see out the window now, but when standing behind the car I can read the gauges in the dash. Great stuff. Just do a search on the Meguiars website.
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Old 03-27-2004, 11:53 PM   #4
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toothpaste works great as well - and no flavour doesn't matter.
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toothpaste :crazy: who knew you can prevent tooth decay and clean plastic all at the same time. should I rinse with mouthwash afterwards :D serioulsy...I'll try the toothpaste first. If that does not work, I'll try the 3M plastic polish. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Classic car on the speed channel just did a piece on that!
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Try Flitz.
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Default Re: how do I remove scratches from plastic rear window on convertible top? (Frankenvette)

Once you have it descratched, use either a rolled up towel or top pillow sold in Ecklers, Zip etc. Both will keep the plastic from getting any abrasions. :thumbs:
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Hey Jim!! You FINALLY got a top for it!!?? :thumbs:
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Default Re: how do I remove scratches from plastic rear window on convertible top? (Legend73)

I use an old blanket to prevent the vinyl from scratching the plastic. Just put it in when you lift up the rear of the top to open the deck.
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Default Re: how do I remove scratches from plastic rear window on convertible top? (Frankenvette)

Mothers makes a plastic polish. I have used on a buffing wheel, works great. I'll have to start using the towel or pillow, I have the same problem. New top in 3 weeks. :hurray:
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http://www.eastwood.com/itemdy01.asp?T1=40000&Dep_Key1=plagla
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