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Over the winter we placed used Motorhome cover. Removing it we found that the cover had continuously rubbed the side of the van, causing abrasion marks on the windows. Anyone ever had the problem and what did you do to get rid of the blemishes?
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  0000 steel wool I used this many times never on plastic though tooth paste is ok
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Astonish surface cleaner for really bad scratches. T Cut for medium scratches and Brasso for fine scratches. Or if needed work down with all three. But do not use any power tool as the heat they produce will damage the Perspex permanently.
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Tried wire wool on one window on a previous van. looked 10 times worse than before. T cut seems a good solution.


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+1 for t-cut on plastic windows Ross, brings them up a treat. You can also use it on your rear light clusters as well if they are fading.

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I find that one of those £CHEEEPPP orbital polishers works really well, wash the window and leave it wet, also wet the polishing mop, and yup, T-Cut for me too, but not too much let the water/T-Cut mix do the work press on quite hard to build up a bit of heat, but not so much it stops it, and they come up like new.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Polisher-6-BUFFING-BUFFER-60W-230V-RANDOM-ORBITAL-150mm-POLISHING-SALE-/351340154328?hash=item51cd814dd8:g[tongue]QEAAOSwv0tVAdqz

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/240mm-110W-10-Inch-Car-Furniture-DIY-Polishing-Buffer-Orbital-Polisher-Machine-/182319051768?hash=item2a730ff3f8:g:g0UAAOSwgY9XgBHD

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Thank you Kev. Showed them with a smile on my face and my bride says 'Don't even think about it. You've got elbows'.
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Thank you Kev. Showed them with a smile on my face and my bride says 'Don't even think about it. You've got elbows'.


Tell her it's from someone who's had 8 MoHos so done many windows, and used to polish cars for a living too, it's all in the way the glass/paints heats up, but not too much, and you just physically cannot do it by hand as it's too localised, it's not laziness, you tend to go in straight lines, which is more visible than the scratches, you need the micro swirls that only a orbital can give.

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God! You're tough. I've just been out elbowing. Spoke to the local mouse, and shared some cheese. [biggrin]
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Why don't I listen to you when you tell me something? T-cut worked a treat. Thank you

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You just need to use plenty of water with it take the bite out of the chemicals as they may soften the plastic.
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I was just on the Farecla website

Q. I have a 7 year old motorhome. The windows have picked up lots of surface scratches from overhanging trees on country lanes. Do you have a recommended product to remove these?

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A. The ideal product to restore clarity to your windows would be our Profile 300 Rapid Cut Compound from the Farécla Industrial 'Profile' range. This should be used with a lambswool pad to remove the scratches from the acrylic surface. For extra clarity, follow this up with our Profile 500 Light Cut Compound on the same pad.


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Brasso for me, worked great on mine, 😜
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I'm happy with T-Cut, I only posted it as I came across a professional option.
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Hey Kev - you and me both!

My first qualification after school finished was from Ford. I am the proud holder of a certificate claiming that I have been trained as a "Ford A1 Car Cleaner and Driver".
I passed my exam by prepping a brand new Ford Escort Mk2 1.1L four door, finished in dark blue. Proudest moment of my life. Everything went downhill after that. [biggrin]
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Oddly I had similar for Lookers in Bradford, they gave me a poxy Allegro POS, I was thinking of going for a PDI cert as well, but got bored and moved on.
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