Rear quarter Windows

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benifotrem1
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Rear quarter Windows

Post by benifotrem1 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:25 pm

Hi everybody,

Another question that I need answering.

The rear quarter windows on my GT have dulled with the sun.
Can these panels be polished the same way as I have done on plastic headlamps that have dulled?

Look forward to your suggestions
Benifotrem1

1985 BX19 GT
1970 SEAT 124 ESTATE (same as FIAT)
1971 HONDA PC50

MODERN CARS:

2005 AUDI ALLROAD 4.2
2000 SKODA FABIA 1.9 TDI ELEGANCE

Mothman

Re: Rear quarter Windows

Post by Mothman » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:51 pm

Probably can, have you tried toothpaste?

Andy

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Re: Rear quarter Windows

Post by citronut » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:40 am

if no one has ever tried cleaning them up before they will have a lacquer coating over them,

i would use the likes of 1200 wet N dry ( wet ) and soap to rub them down/remove the coating,

then burnish them with fine compound then T cut or the likes,

if the stripes are still there under the lacquer you will loose these in the process

regards malcolm
curent ride
K reg BX 17TD TZD est
also own
K reg D special

no longer have
H reg CX saffari 2.5 TRI (now gone to Malaysia)
R reg xantia 1.9TD est (gone to meet its maker)

benifotrem1
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Re: Rear quarter Windows

Post by benifotrem1 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:10 pm

Thanks for that.

They have never been treated before and the stripes are still there.

When I burnish them with t-cut will I have to put protective wax on to prevent this happening again.
Benifotrem1

1985 BX19 GT
1970 SEAT 124 ESTATE (same as FIAT)
1971 HONDA PC50

MODERN CARS:

2005 AUDI ALLROAD 4.2
2000 SKODA FABIA 1.9 TDI ELEGANCE

citronut
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Re: Rear quarter Windows

Post by citronut » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:07 pm

you could always skip the burnishing with compound and T cut,
then just re/ lacquer them,

i believe modern lacquers dont yellow like the older type did

regards malcolm
curent ride
K reg BX 17TD TZD est
also own
K reg D special

no longer have
H reg CX saffari 2.5 TRI (now gone to Malaysia)
R reg xantia 1.9TD est (gone to meet its maker)