Scatched clear plastic

Glen Zook gzook at YAHOO.COM
Sun Nov 14 11:29:33 EST 2004

An old method was to rub parafin wax across the
scratches and then polish and polish and polish until
the surface was smooth.

Sometimes if they are not bad using a liquid floor wax

Other people have polished using toothpaste and a very
soft rag.

Then there is the "stuff" that is advertised on all of
the cable television channels to remove scratches from
plastic lenses in eyeglasses.  I haven't tried this
but it may work (is "kinda" expensive for a very
little bottle).

I don't know about using the various waxes on reading
glasses because they might distort things slightly.
On a dial (not "deal") or meter face a little bit of
distortion is not going to really be that much of a

I have used parafin over the years on meter faces as
well as liquid floor wax on those that were only
slightly scratched.  Have used liquid floor wax on a
couple of dial covers as well.  Usually, but not
always, the results have been satisfactory.

Glen, K9STH

--- JR Linden K7PUR <k7pur at AZLINDEN.COM> wrote:

Has anyone come up with a way to remove scratches from
clear plastic used in the deal faces of many of the
less expensive receivers.  (Should work on reading
glasses too right?

Glen, K9STH

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