Customs: How do I restore clear plastic that has fogged?

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  1. grayman

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    I have a toy model car that has a plastic clear windshield and the plastic has fogged over time. Is there anyway to make it clear again? Thanks everyone.
     
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    Hmm. Do you know how the plastic became fogged in the first place?
     
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    sometimes, using toothpaste and buffing or polishing can help
     
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    ^^ agreed. Try using one of those fingernail polishing/buffing sticks that you can find in the cosmetics aisle at WM. You could always give it a coat of Future floor polish afterward.

    If you decide to use the Future polish, then position the surface to be coated as level as you can, brush on a good coat of Future (enough to smoothly cover the entire surface), and allow it to flow smoothly across the surface. Cover the item with a box or bowl (to keep dust from settling on it), and give it a day or two to dry. If it turns out totally FUBAR, you can remove the Future using ammonia.

    EDIT: I've used the fingernail buffing stick followed by a coat of Future polish on several model cars before with great results. However, I've never tried it on clear parts.
     
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    Thanks for the help. I'm gonna try you suggestions this week. I really have no idea why this happened. The car was stored in a box along with many other items and it is the only one that developed the foggy windshield. Thanks again fschuler and bowb4prime.
     
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    welcome! and let us know if any of our suggestions work!
     
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    There's a plastic polish available that should do the trick. It's called Novus. Not sure where all it's sold but I know you can get it at your local Harley Davidson shop. Works great for scratches too.
     
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    you know, future can be removed by simply applying more future too. It automatically reliquifies... then you just wipe off.
     
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    Would that be akin to "hair of the dog"? :lol  A subsequent rinse with rubbing alcohol might help too, dunno.
     

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