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Canopy scratch removal
Topic Started: Mar 2 2018, 09:17 PM (435 Views)
cyclonus

Any tips or advice on removing a scratch from an aircraft canopy?.any and all advice would me most appreciated. Thanks.
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Jasonb
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Basically, you need to sand it out, starting with a heavier grade and slowly working up the grades until you get it nice and clear again. There's a range of Micro-mesh polishing cloths from Alclad that are really good for this, going from 3600 to 12000 grade.

It's one of those jobs that makes it worse at first, but if you stick at it then it does get better. I believe I read somewhere that it's a good idea to alternate the direction of the sanding (so, for the 3600 grade, go North/South, for the next grade, go East/West, and then back again for the next one). No idea why this is recommended (or why it's also recommended NOT to sand in a circular motion), but I've read it in a few different places.

Once you've got it decent again with the highest grade, a dip in some Future/Klear should hopefully finish the job off.

Hope that helps...
Edited by Jasonb, Mar 2 2018, 09:47 PM.
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cyclonus

thanks for that Jason.i wil give it a try.much appreciated
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Marklo
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Toothpaste also works(it's a mild abrasive apparently), again withs lots of patient polishing.
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Marklo
Mar 4 2018, 04:11 AM
Toothpaste also works(it's a mild abrasive apparently), again withs lots of patient polishing.
Thanks for that tip Marklo.would never even thought of that.much appreciated.
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