Customs: Removing scratches/Smudges from Translucent plastic

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  1. pilot00

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    Hello gang,

    I need advice on how to remove smudges and scratches to the translucent parts of figures. You know the known suspects: Windows, windscreens,cockpits etc etc.

    I am restoring my old G1s and I have several Smudges coming 'factory stock' in my Mp lambors, so I thought that if there is a way perhaps here someone will know.

    So shoot me.
     
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    Not yet, but it's in my next Amazon order.
    You can also try toothpaste. Seriously! It's used to shine car headlamps, so it's safe for plastic and acrylic.
     
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    I have a G1 Braver (among other things but this it the worse case) and the windshield looks like a bird pooped on it (well sans the colour, the colour is the plastics colour). So it looks like its a bit on the heavy side.
     
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    If it has a texture, it may be plastic decomposition.
    The Novus stuff may be what you need.
     
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    I used toothpaste to remove clear coat from my glasses(Long story) and it worked like a charm.
     
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    I’ll second the toothpaste advice. It works pretty well.
     
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    Thanks guys, ill try it!
     

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