Pennock's Fiero Forum
  Technical Discussion & Questions
  Hazy clear dash plastic

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Email This Page to Someone! | Printable Version


next newest topic | next oldest topic
Hazy clear dash plastic by SCCA FIERO
Started on: 08-06-2013 03:00 AM
Replies: 11 (1049 views)
Last post by: rogergarrison on 08-08-2013 01:24 PM
SCCA FIERO
Member
Posts: 3781
From: Ogden, Utah
Registered: May 99


Feedback score: (3)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 90
Rate this member

Report this Post08-06-2013 03:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SCCA FIEROSend a Private Message to SCCA FIEROEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The clear plastic that covers the gauges - mine are hazy, cloudy and I'd like to change that.

Any ideas? I was thinking wet sanding them. Maybe do the headlight trick with toothpaste?
IP: Logged
PFF
System Bot
olejoedad
Member
Posts: 14830
From: Clarendon Twp., MI
Registered: May 2004


Feedback score: (5)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 195
Rate this member

Report this Post08-06-2013 08:05 AM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
An airplane buddy of mine mentioned Lemon Pledge furniture polish, but I have not tried it. I usually use fine cut buffing compound and Plastix polish from Mequiers.
IP: Logged
jhgraham
Member
Posts: 73
From: Pottstown, PA USA
Registered: Oct 2011


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post08-06-2013 08:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jhgrahamClick Here to visit jhgraham's HomePageClick Here to Email jhgrahamSend a Private Message to jhgrahamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

It is not possible to remove cloudiness once it happens. I spent many hours with various methods and compounds. Yes the surface can be cleaned but the molecular structure changes causing cloudiness. I can not find new replacements either. Any leads?

IP: Logged
Gall757
Member
Posts: 10772
From: Holland, MI
Registered: Jun 2010


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 89
Rate this member

Report this Post08-06-2013 08:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It was probably caused by somebody using lots of Windex in the past. Don't use glass cleaner. Those other ideas won't hurt anything....including the headlight restore compounds.
IP: Logged
2.5
Member
Posts: 42099
From: Southern MN
Registered: May 2007


Feedback score: (1)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 180
Rate this member

Report this Post08-06-2013 09:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yeah depends what you mean, if the plastic is hazy/cloudy, or if its a "haze" caused by fine scrathces from whiping it off when it is dusty. The latter can be polished out.
IP: Logged
infinitewill
Member
Posts: 2292
From: Overland Park, KS U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2009


Feedback score:    (55)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 85
Rate this member

Report this Post08-06-2013 09:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for infinitewillSend a Private Message to infinitewillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
.

[This message has been edited by infinitewill (edited 01-05-2016).]

IP: Logged
jhgraham
Member
Posts: 73
From: Pottstown, PA USA
Registered: Oct 2011


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post08-06-2013 10:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jhgrahamClick Here to visit jhgraham's HomePageClick Here to Email jhgrahamSend a Private Message to jhgrahamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Cloudiness is caused by UV, heat, and time. These change the molecular structure throughout the material. 25 years of exposure is a long time considering the technology then and now for manufacturing, but even todays plastic lenses cloud up. Surface imperfection only can be resolved.
IP: Logged
rogergarrison
Member
Posts: 49601
From: A Western Caribbean Island/ Columbus, Ohio
Registered: Apr 99


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 552
Rate this member

Report this Post08-06-2013 05:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You can buy plastic compound/ polish in a small plastic bottle. I did a completely fogged over rear convertible top window (you couldnt see out of it) in my T/A in just a few minutes and it looked nearly new.
IP: Logged
James Bond 007
Member
Posts: 8836
From: California.U.S.A.
Registered: Dec 2002


Feedback score: (1)
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 263
Rate this member

Report this Post08-07-2013 05:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for James Bond 007Send a Private Message to James Bond 007Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Use Caution,you could burn or melt the plastic.
Try the mall section or ask if anyone is going to the wrecking yard.
Or try on-line for plastic polishing..

If you plan on doing it your self,use a clean cotton sock and Turtle Wax (NOT RUBBING COUMPOUND, THAT CONTAINS GRIT)

[This message has been edited by James Bond 007 (edited 08-07-2013).]

IP: Logged
fierogtlt1
Member
Posts: 1006
From: Orlando,Florida U.S.A
Registered: Jul 2012


Feedback score: (1)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post08-07-2013 06:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogtlt1Click Here to Email fierogtlt1Send a Private Message to fierogtlt1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sounds like this would be a good project to make from the extra plexiglass / Lexan I have laying around.
IP: Logged
Fierotregg
Member
Posts: 185
From: New Albany, Indiana, USA
Registered: Nov 2011


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post08-07-2013 09:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FierotreggClick Here to Email FierotreggSend a Private Message to FierotreggEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just make a plexiglass replacement, I have made and sold several. Eliminates the need of trying to clean the factory piece.
IP: Logged
PFF
System Bot
rogergarrison
Member
Posts: 49601
From: A Western Caribbean Island/ Columbus, Ohio
Registered: Apr 99


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback





Total ratings: 552
Rate this member

Report this Post08-08-2013 01:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I dont know why people dont pay attention. You handrub it with the plastic polish made specificly for that. You cant burn it by hand and costs less than $10. Takes all of 15 mins to do a dash in the car without removing anything. If you cant do that, bring it by and ill do it for you for free.
IP: Logged

next newest topic | next oldest topic

All times are ET (US)

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Back To Main Page

Advertizing on PFF | Fiero Parts Vendors
PFF Merchandise | Fiero Gallery | Ogre's Cave
Real-Time Chat | Fiero Related Auctions on eBay



Copyright (c) 1999, C. Pennock