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Old 06-21-2010, 09:15 AM   #1
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Front end mask scratched

Was just de-bugging the front end and noticed that at some point when I was having the coach washed, a hard bristle brush must have been used. The whole masked area is covered with scratches. Anyone know of a way to polish the mask and get rid of the scratches?
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:40 AM   #2
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There is a good chance that the scratches you are seeing are actually cracks that happen when the film is failing. I just spent 6 hours trying to polish out the film on my coach. I used the same tools that I use to polish out plastic headlight lenses. Even after sanding it with 500 grit sandpaper, the scratches were still there. Then I had to sand with 600,800,1000,3000,then plastic cleaner and polish. It is nice and shiney, but the scratches remain.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:48 AM   #3
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Yea mine is showing micro scratches all over it, The mask on my Toyota started failing 2 years ago and now is a real mess. Good thing about it the paint on the Toyota stays on when the mask is removed. I doubt the paint will stay on on our Alpines.

I waxed mine several times a year not sure if that was a good idea or not.

I also tried plastic polish, It looks better but as photoadjuster states the scratches are sill there.
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I've used an orbital polisher with polishing compound.
It doesn't remove all the scratches, but it does look a lot better.
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