Scratches in acrylic

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Peace Hunter, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. Peace Hunter

    Peace Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I got a case in the mail today and it has a bunch of small nicks and scratches. Quite a few of them are in the inside.
    Is there a way it can be cleaned up and repaired?

    Thanks

    Robert
     
  2. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    you can try future floor wax. its pretty much liquid acrylic.

    it may work, it might not, but its worth a shot.

    there are also buffing/polishing compounds that may work. the only thing i am kinda hesistant about is the fact that some are on the inside. not sure how those would get fixed up...

    chris
     
  3. TOKI

    TOKI Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Pick up a set of the Novus polishing creams/liqids.

    Its a 3 step proces for heavier scratches, 2 for minor marks.

    It'll do wonders.

    http://www.noscratch.com/novus/

    Arthur
     
  4. Peace Hunter

    Peace Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks,
    I'll order some of Novus and see if it works.
    Also there was some glue used to make a repair and it got on the glass and acrylic. I need to know what can be used to get the glue off.

    Thanks
    Robert
     
  5. Gilmortar

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    there is one way to get the glue off, and its quite risky

    Sand the area down, then get a fine point flame nossle for a acetalyn*sp? torch. Get a blue flame and just light brush over that. Like I said, unless your are quite experienced, it is very hard to do...
     
  6. Jedirick

    Jedirick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've done that to finish edges on acrylic with a regular propane torch. I imagine it would be trickier on facing.
     

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