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Old 05-19-2000, 08:42 AM   #1
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Question How to remove scratches from stereo faceplate?

In order to make life a bit easier, just click on this link. It's a post I already put up on Honda-Acura.net where I am a Moderator for the Honda S2000 forum.
http://www.honda-acura.net/forum/For...ML/000092.html

In short, I've a scratch on my Alpine head unit's face, and I'm trying to find some kind of product to use to rub it out of there.

Thought I'd ask you guys, too!

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Old 05-19-2000, 08:58 AM   #2
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That's a good question, I have a scratch from when I was installing my perf gauge pack on the black part by the outside screws.

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Old 05-19-2000, 10:15 AM   #3
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On the LCD or the sides? they have stuff for the sides to fill the scratch in. But if its somewhere lit I think it still leaves some mark.
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Old 05-19-2000, 10:35 AM   #4
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I've seen my uncle take scratches out of the face of one of his watches with a buffer and some real fine rubbin compound... don't know if it'll work or hurt a plastic faceplate, though. I'm not willing to try on mine, I know that for sure.
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Old 05-19-2000, 11:46 AM   #5
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It's on the display, the clear part...

Rubbing compound is what I was thinkin.' Just not sure what kind or where to get it... Hmm.

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Old 05-19-2000, 01:45 PM   #6
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I have an 800$ clarion deck and mines also getting scratched.
.anyone have a miracle cure?
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Old 05-19-2000, 01:49 PM   #7
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Go to your local High end stereo place, and they should have the compound there. Be sure and ask them if it will leave a discoloration or something behind if you are using it on the LCD.
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Old 05-19-2000, 02:08 PM   #8
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Popular plastic model technique to remove scratches:
1. Wet-sand using fine-grit wet/dry sandpaper, starting from #400, through #600, #1000, etc., working up to #2000 grit if you can get your hands on it. You'll probably have to find a way to remove the clear piece and end up sanding the whole surface.
2. Use fine rubbing compound on a clean cotton rag to buff it even finer. You should be able to get some at an auto supply store.
3. Apply wax to seal up the shine. Apparently, Future-brand floor wax works well too.

There's no miracle substitute for elbow grease. Maybe except new replacement parts .

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Old 05-19-2000, 02:43 PM   #9
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I am not too sure about wet sanding my stereo equipment I wouldn't want any water inside there causing havoc with my tunes. What about a clearcoat type of material that would fill in the scratch.Or you could try AlO3 it is a buffing compound sometimes used for scratched glass I have used it on CD's with pretty good luck maybe a little bit on the end of a soft cloth with a lot of elbow grease.

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Old 05-19-2000, 03:46 PM   #10
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Ah, good suggestions, both. I also plan to ask my old man when he returns from sailing.
He deals with Plexi-Glass and all that stuff, he may have an idea...

Definitely feel weary about wet-sanding...

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Old 05-19-2000, 04:37 PM   #11
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I recall someone looking for something to fix scratched CD's and they said Mothers Plastic polish(or something like that). Not sure but It may still be on the board somewhere.
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Old 05-19-2000, 05:54 PM   #12
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There's one I hadn't thought of. Think I even used that stuff for something, before..!

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