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#1 ONLINE   BaseGTR

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 09:54 AM

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I did this recently by accidentally getting some non acetone NPR on the side window, while I was using it to get a mark off the roof.

I thought the window was done for but did some research and found polishing it would help. I had some SRP already so got that out and went to work with a microfiber cloth. I probably went over it (polishing it) around 10 times and to my surprise the mark completely disappeared!

Hope this helps someone, also the polish I used here is one of the lesser abrasive ones.

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Edited by BaseGTR, 27 February 2019 - 10:29 AM.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 11:43 AM

Cool!! Nice save!

I bought a model once where someone (I guess a child) had decided to scratch one of the windows multiple times, it was completely ruined & you couldn't see through it anymore. I managed to get it clear again with microfibre polishing cloths and the Tamiya compound kit. It took ages! But it was fine afterwards.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 12:03 PM

nice fix. one time i got nail polish remover on one of the side windows on a 350Z, and i ended up changing the window.

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 06:24 AM

Wow, that looks AMAZING! :omg: Base, Great work :eusa_clap: ..and thanks for letting us know this secret!! :occasion14:

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 03:04 AM

Nice!

I spilled some glue on a window yesterday, and some elbow grease + Tamiya compound (I used cleaning cloths for glasses) and it is as good as new. This new found knowledge that windows can be fixed will make me much less careful in the future, lol.



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