On Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:05:01 -0700 (PDT), kate email@example.com
Is the "fog" inside the case or outside? Sometimes dashboard
instruments get fog on the inside, actual fog from actual humidity, but
maybe it doesn't get noticed most of the time and you're noticing it
this time because you paid attention. If the inside, I'd let it dry
for a few days.
If the outside, does rubbing your finger over the cover make it appear
different? If not, maybe it's really on the inside. If it does, I
would wipe off the armor all with a slightly wet maybe soapy cotton rag,
or whatever the armor all suggests using) and again I'd let it dry for a
I would not use Brasso until I had tested it on a piece of similar
plastic, and where you can get similar plastic I'm not sure. I have
Brasso and similar products and my long ago admittedly vague
recollection is that they scratch things up before they start to even
out the scratches. Also, fog and scratches don't sound like the same
thing to me.
What I would use for polishing plastic is denim. Like blue jeans are
made out of. With nothing else. Worn denim** might give even a finer
finish. Unfortunately, it's the car so you won't want to just sit there
rubbing it for an hour while you watch tv, like you could if something
small and portable needed polishing.
**Maybe some other cotton fabrics like canvas work too, but the one
success I had with plastic was using an old piece of denim.
Come to think of it, I was rubbing the plastic on the denim shorts I was
wearing. It was a little round cheap car thermometer with a suction cup
that had falled on the car floor and the clear front had gotten all
scratched up by the stones etc. on the floor. Couldn't see through the
scratches until I rubbed it on my shorts for 15 minutes. But there a
hundreds of kinds of plastic in use.
On 4/17/2015 5:05 AM, kate firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've used tooth paste to polish a fogged/scratched plastic watch cover.
Tooth paste contains fine abrasives that will not scratch glass but will
You have to be careful with solvents around plastics.
On 04/17/2015 03:05 AM, kate email@example.com wrote:
Meguiar's makes a range of products to restore clear plastic. #10 is
probably want you need. #17 is more to remove light scratches. I've used
both on motorcycle helmet visors.
They also have PlastX but I've never used it:
That one is designed for the plastic headlight covers but should work on
any plastic. A good auto supply store should have the product line.
Don't let your husband loose with the ArmorAll again. If he has a
motorcycle and you catch him putting it on the saddle he might be
planning an ejection seat for you.
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