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One of my tail lights was scratched all to hell (not sure how it happend), so badly it was embarrassing. My roommate was telling my about using Braso on his Zen to get scratches out and how well it worked so I gave it a shot. I used a micro-fibre cloth and gave it a good scrub 3 or 4 times in all the bad areas and to my surprise it worked! Like new!

I neglected to take and before/after pics as I didn't think it was going to take the scratches out. It worked really well and no fog or discoloration either. If your lights are scratched or pitted definitely a cheap way to bring them back to new!

http://www.stanleylondon.com/brasso.htm

(I did a quick search on this didn't find much, sorry if it is a repost!)
 

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I've also used Braso to get scratches out of my iPod, it works great. I don't think I would have ever thought of using it on my car. I wonder if it would work to get scratches out of the interior plastic; I'll have to try sometime.
 

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[quote author=HouRman link=topic=71400.msg1256436#msg1256436 date=1173374597]
Never would have been brave enough to use a metal polish on plastic...

interesting.. heh
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Me either! But I figured... can't make it worse!
 

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[quote author=icspots link=topic=71400.msg1257028#msg1257028 date=1173391263]
Now someone needs to go to a junkyard and find an old headlight from a car that's all scratched up and nearly opaque vs. clear and try this on it.
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2nd'd!

I had a brainstorm and took it to the cover for my Dual record player from the 70's.....

It made a significant difference, which was surprising due to its age and all the traveling it has done.
 

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[quote author=icspots link=topic=71400.msg1257460#msg1257460 date=1173407800]
Geez! Now I need to find something plastic that's scratched up and buy some brasso so I can be amazed in the comfort of my own home.
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Try it on lens of some broken cellphone, gameboy or computer monitors..heh

I wonder if this would work too
http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/p...4443251560&assortment=primary&fromSearch=true
 

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[quote author=morpheen link=topic=71400.msg1257102#msg1257102 date=1173393287]
[quote author=icspots link=topic=71400.msg1257028#msg1257028 date=1173391263]
Now someone needs to go to a junkyard and find an old headlight from a car that's all scratched up and nearly opaque vs. clear and try this on it.
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2nd'd!

I had a brainstorm and took it to the cover for my Dual record player from the 70's.....

It made a significant difference, which was surprising due to its age and all the traveling it has done.
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OMG, Foreigner on a turntable, you must be older than dirt. Which is about my age too :lol: Every once in a while I need an old vinyl fix so I'll fire up some old Dead or Doors.
 

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[quote author=micven55 link=topic=71400.msg1259751#msg1259751 date=1173536440]
[quote author=morpheen link=topic=71400.msg1257102#msg1257102 date=1173393287]
[quote author=icspots link=topic=71400.msg1257028#msg1257028 date=1173391263]
Now someone needs to go to a junkyard and find an old headlight from a car that's all scratched up and nearly opaque vs. clear and try this on it.
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2nd'd!

I had a brainstorm and took it to the cover for my Dual record player from the 70's.....

It made a significant difference, which was surprising due to its age and all the traveling it has done.
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OMG, Foreigner on a turntable, you must be older than dirt. Which is about my age too :lol: Every once in a while I need an old vinyl fix so I'll fire up some old Dead or Doors.
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Haha, dude I am 25...

I just like records and all kinds of music including old stuff!

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[quote author=icspots link=topic=71400.msg1257460#msg1257460 date=1173407800]
Geez! Now I need to find something plastic that's scratched up and buy some brasso so I can be amazed in the comfort of my own home.
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Try it on lens of some broken cellphone, gameboy or computer monitors..heh

I wonder if this would work too
http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/p...4443251560&assortment=primary&fromSearch=true
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I wouldn't try it on computer monitors.....gameboy and cellphone though yeah!
 

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On a car forum, 25 IS older than dirt. :p 40+ is just plain ancient, unfortunately. But not around here. ;)
Don't shoot the messenger. I'm somewhere between those two ages myself. 8)
 

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I bought a can in the supermarket a few years ago (try the cleaning supplies section). I've used it to take scratches out of a few cheap watches with plexi crystals and a couple of iPods. There's a fair bit of elbow grease needed to get good results, and some deep scratches won't come out. However, most of the time it'll do an amazing job.
 

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[quote author=Danger Mouse link=topic=71400.msg1260008#msg1260008 date=1173555320]
hmm my headlight could use this, i might have to try it. Where do they actually sell this stuff?
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I've found it at Wal-Mart, around the household cleaning supplies.
 
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