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Username Post: Instrument cluster lens Polishing        (Topic#354129)
df0rster 
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11-29-18 12:14 PM - Post#2752797    

Just wanted to post results from a polishing job on a very rough instrument cluster lens.

This lens was in a convertible so it was very cloudy and scratched and appeared a lost cause. Had to be sanded and polished on both sides. After much wet sanding and polishing with various grits and pads, it came out very nice.

A friend did it for me because he had all the supplies from a recent headlight polishing job.

Anyway, these are impossible to find reproductions or NOS so if anyone has a similar issue, it can be done!











 
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Tony 
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11-29-18 02:18 PM - Post#2752808    
    In response to df0rster

What a huge difference.

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Double Aught 
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11-30-18 04:28 PM - Post#2752933    
    In response to df0rster

Nice!



 
Blu 67 
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11-30-18 07:54 PM - Post#2752949    
    In response to Double Aught

When you start the process the end seems a long way off. Cramped fingers sore muscles,deep scratches, but keep changing the grit level to achieve that clear look.
Did mine in about 4 stages as I wasn't in a hurry and have an extra cluster.

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