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Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Scratched pespex display ? on 06/15/2011 18:23:21 MDT Print View

Recently I purchased on E Bay a Kestrel 2500 described as having scratches at the front and rear.
It was delivered as described...
Kestrel b4
The scratches are caused by the case. The display was still easy to read but depending on the reflection on the screen those marks were a bit annoying.
So I used some Cream Cut and Polish to buff them out.
Most were eliminated in a few minutes by hand then I finished the job with a Dremel .
kestrel after
There are probably better ways of doing this but it was good enough for me.
Franco
It was meant to be scratched Perspex/Acylic

Edited by Franco on 06/15/2011 18:29:42 MDT.

John Nausieda
(Meander) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Scratched pespex display ? on 06/15/2011 18:29:33 MDT Print View

In the U.S. Brasso metal polish does similar polishing. Recommended for polishing scratched DVDs. Works well.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Scratched perspex display ? on 06/15/2011 18:33:17 MDT Print View

Hi
Glad to know
I had a choice of that Cream thingo , Brasso and Silvo . I started with the cream (car polish...) and that did the job .
Easier than I thought it would be.
Franco

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Scratched pespex display ? on 06/15/2011 18:36:48 MDT Print View

Franco,
I've used a "screen protector" sheet to absorb the abuse of cases, and general wear and tear.

Are they all the same, or do you have a favorite?

Thanks.

John Nausieda
(Meander) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Scratched perspex display ? on 06/15/2011 18:39:54 MDT Print View

For final polish Simichrome used to be the gold standard. It has some wax in it as well. BMW motorcycle freaks used it on all the chrome and polished alloy stuff. It is great to bring plastics back from the dead. At the local DVD rental shop they have a $1000 polisher that produces inferior results to the Brasso!

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Scratched perspex display ? on 06/15/2011 18:45:45 MDT Print View

Franco,
What is the display material on the back of a Canon G10?
Perspex, or glass?

I got a number of scuff marks that I'd like to loose.
Brasso to the rescue?

Thanks

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Scratched perspex display ? on 06/15/2011 18:56:50 MDT Print View

Not sure about the G10. Judging by the finger marks I would say it is glass..
Franco

Tony Beasley
(tbeasley) - MLife

Locale: Pigeon House Mt from the Castle
Re: Scratched perspex display ? on 06/15/2011 21:24:27 MDT Print View

Hi
Glad to know
I had a choice of that Cream thingo , Brasso and Silvo . I started with the cream (car polish...) and that did the job .
Easier than I thought it would be.
Franco


Some caution using car polishes on Perspex, I work perspex for a living I have always use Brasso to polish perspex, a colleague once used some car polish, looked good at the time but whatever they put in the car polish eventually cause the surface of the perspex to get lots of micro cracks in it, it was so bad we could not see through it.

If the scratch is bad I try 1200 wet and dry first and if very deep I use 400 then 1200 then brasso.

Tony

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Scratched perspex display on 06/15/2011 23:28:44 MDT Print View

Hi Tony
Thanks for that
I see that i clean off any possible residue and hope it will work...
Franco

Wild Exped
(bankse) - MLife

Locale: Tasmania (down under downunder)
ha on 06/16/2011 06:24:32 MDT Print View

well done, i havent come across this before, i have just the project, well done.