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Old 05-05-2012, 07:58 AM
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Hi,

What do You use for give the perfection on Your "clear canopy", I want to refresh the canopy of my ASH25Mi in 1/3.5 scale.


???


Bets regards.


Pierrot57.
Old 05-05-2012, 08:21 AM
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That problem has been around forever.

I've not used the stuff for a canopy, but noticed something in an Auto store the other day that should work. Some headlight lenses have been made of less than quality plastic recently. They discolor and the finish goes flat. There are a number of kits to restore them. I'm about to use Maguire's kit on one of my daughter's car.

I've seen what toothpaste does on the butyrate we used years ago to form custom canopies. It gives less than perfect results but helps some.
Old 05-05-2012, 09:30 AM
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Novus makes polish exclusivly for motor cycle windshields. There are several different grades. I use the RED bottle to remove light scratches & the BLUE bottle to polish my canopys on a regular basis. It can be used on anything plastic too......Gene
Old 05-05-2012, 12:07 PM
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lemon Pledge, smells good too!

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Old 05-05-2012, 03:50 PM
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If it's REALLY bad sand it with some 1500 git wet or dry used wet[X(] Then shoot a clear coat over the top. It'll shine like new. Might be a good idea to use a flex agent in the paint????

Ken
Old 05-06-2012, 08:58 AM
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Meguiar's Plastx for headlight covers,works perfectly.available at any auto parts store.
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Boat windshield cleaner. Its a plastic polish.
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ORIGINAL: gene6029

Novus makes polish exclusivly for motor cycle windshields. There are several different grades. I use the RED bottle to remove light scratches & the BLUE bottle to polish my canopys on a regular basis. It can be used on anything plastic too......Gene
Ihave some Novus cleaner and polish Iuse on canopies and the Plastipane on our sailboat canvas windows. Great stuff.
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lol! I read the title of the thread and immediately thought Google Translate. Polish for "canopy" is apparently "baldachim". Silly me.
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Mmmmm.... polish....! With sauerkraut & mustard
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i use this on my jeep vinyl windows.  http://www.amazon.com/Plexus-Plastic.../dp/B00092CKN4
works well, is kind of spendy, but it doesnt take much.
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Good Morning,
As stated above by Freddie, the Meguiar's PlastX plastic cleaner and polish works well.

- Allan
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"lemon Pledge, smells good too! "

That only puts some oil into the scratches, and masks them, temporarily. Just a band aid, not a fix.

Les
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ORIGINAL: LesUyeda

''lemon Pledge, smells good too! ''

That only puts some oil into the scratches, and masks them, temporarily. Just a band aid, not a fix.

Les


Exactly and works wonderfully for the day on every outing also spruces up the rest of the airplane for the all important first impressions when you pull up at the field or event. Plus only takes seconds to do.

Some years back I was employed by the boss man of a well known Nevada casino as a personal pilot both fixed and rotor wing and the boss happened to also be a private fixed wing pilot.

When first hired I had maintenace order in several cases of 'lemon Pledge' and did take it on my self to do the plastics on both the airplane and helicopter before each flight. This instead of the mequiers products.

Well he was so shocked and delighted at the differance that he made sure that maintenace folks alway keep cases avalible at the hanger and he thereafter always joked about me being the "best and most expensive damm window washer he ever hired".


Ah Heck smells good too

John

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