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I killed my new Lexan Windshield!!!!


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So somehow in my mess that is my garage that i use for many other projects other than my Champcar, i have gotten chemical burns on my brand new lexan windshield. 

anyone have suggestions on how to get this out?

 

i have tried scratch remover paste, headlight polish(for foggy lights), wet sand with 2000 grit and polish, and also 2000 grit and hit it with a heat gun to flow the scratches out. althoug the heat gave the clearest results, its very sketchy...

 

any help would be greatly appreciated

 

and no, i dont know what i splashed on it. i dont remember using any carb/parts cleaner near it, that seems the most likely culprit. 

 

thanks in advance. lexan.thumb.jpg.113c23dfc0b83c5cd6333d28fc256af3.jpg 

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On 7/2/2018 at 9:31 AM, ad3adman said:

So somehow in my mess that is my garage that i use for many other projects other than my Champcar, i have gotten chemical burns on my brand new lexan windshield. 

anyone have suggestions on how to get this out?

 

i have tried scratch remover paste, headlight polish(for foggy lights), wet sand with 2000 grit and polish, and also 2000 grit and hit it with a heat gun to flow the scratches out. althoug the heat gave the clearest results, its very sketchy...

 

any help would be greatly appreciated

 

and no, i dont know what i splashed on it. i dont remember using any carb/parts cleaner near it, that seems the most likely culprit. 

 

thanks in advance. lexan.thumb.jpg.113c23dfc0b83c5cd6333d28fc256af3.jpg 

So..... Some 3000 grit sandpaper, Meguiars mirror glaze and a harbor freight variable speed buffer, and what i mean by variable speed is, you set the speed and the out come varies wildly... I was able to get an acceptable result. I will deff get a better piece of lexan at the end of the year but this works for now. 

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On 7/11/2018 at 3:14 PM, ad3adman said:

and a harbor freight variable speed buffer, and what i mean by variable speed is, you set the speed and the out come varies wildly.

That cost me a perfectly good beer and 30 minutes cleaning the keyboard. 

 

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3 hours ago, Slugworks Paul said:

Wow, I didn't realize you could do that with any amount of success. Noted for future reference, I have a stack of windshield panels I was going to trash. Might have to get out the buffer and give it a try.

 

I did the rear lexan on our car years ago.  It works quite well on light scratches and haze.  I need to do it again, it's going on ten years old, and 5 since the last polish and its tough to see through at any angle but straight on.

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