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Tinster
06-23-2008, 09:45 AM
Someone recently asked about which very fine
polish I used during my gauges restorarion.
I forget the original thread.

The product I use is Meguiar's Plastx
clear plastic cleaner and polish

https://www.meguiars.com/?clear-plastic-care/PlastX-Clear-Plastic-Cleaner-Polish

It DOES require a bit elbow grease and patience because
the abrasive is so fine. It cleans up old headlamps,
gauge faces and I use it on my prescription glasses as well.

Oh yeah!! I works great on brass or bronze pieces also.
<span style="color: #990000">Do NOT use this product with paper towel material.
Use very soft cotton cloth. </span>
regards,

d

Brosky
06-23-2008, 11:18 AM
That might have been me Dale. I asked so many questions about the gauges that I forgot if this was one of them.

angelfj1
06-23-2008, 03:48 PM
no paper towels? why?

Tinster
06-23-2008, 03:56 PM
Frank- Greetings sent to Downingtown

Paper towels, like newspaper, are are low quality, low process
wood pulp. Any number of contamanants, with a moh's hardness
greater than polycarbonate or prescription lenses could be present.

Never clean your eyeglasses with paper towels. Over time
you see the lenses get cloudy.

regards,

d

martx-5
06-23-2008, 04:12 PM
Never clean your eyeglasses with paper towels. Over time
you see the lenses get cloudy.



I clean my prescription lens several times a day with paper towels, and never have a problem. Of course, I only by glasses that are REAL GLASS. I had one pair of plastic lens, and never again. Yes, they are heavy, but I've been wearing glasses for over fifty years, so I don't find it a problem. I also have to sign a waiver when I buy them. :crazy:

Another good product for cleaning GLASS that has slight fogging or light scratches is Bon Ami (https://www.bonami.com/products/)...the 1886 stuff. Again, a mild abrasive that works very well. I don't think I would use it on plastic however. The stuff is hard to find in the stores these days, but it is out there.

Banjo
06-23-2008, 04:44 PM
I have the plastic cleaner. it works well on motorcycle helmet visors, convertable top windows, eyeglasses, and other clear things.
I had a pair of real glass glasses once. the people that put them togeather found a way to create a "pinch" spot somehow, and a month or so later the edge of the one lenses "exploded" into my face while I was wearing them. Just out of the blue, no contact or anything. Very luckily I diden't get any glass in my eye. Last pair of glass lenses I'll ever buy. I'll deal with the scratches that plastic can get.

TR3driver
06-23-2008, 05:32 PM
Of course, I only by glasses that are REAL GLASS.Me too. I really like Photo-Gray lenses, and they were only available in glass "back when".
https://www.allaboutvision.com/lenses/photochromic.htm
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:]I also have to sign a waiver when I buy them.[/QUOTE]Interesting, I've never been asked to sign anything but the bill.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:]Another good product for cleaning GLASS that has slight fogging or light scratches is Bon Ami (https://www.bonami.com/products/)...the 1886 stuff. Again, a mild abrasive that works very well. I don't think I would use it on plastic however. The stuff is hard to find in the stores these days, but it is out there. [/QUOTE]Be SURE you get the "cleaning powder", NOT the much more common "polishing cleanser".
https://www.bonami.com/products/
The cleanser WILL scratch glass. After looking for some time, I found the cleaning powder version at OSH.