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« on: October 05, 2017, 01:12:43 PM »

Restoring a 1960's transistor radio. The clear section of the tuning window has yellowed and the case has som very fine scratches. Just wondering what you use for polishing plastic?
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 01:18:49 PM »

I have used this with good success:

https://www.novuspolish.com/
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 04:00:41 PM »



Same here..


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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 04:08:04 PM »

 I use Novus #2 for everything plastic. Works great.  The polish dissipates static as well.
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2017, 04:48:17 PM »

I've had good luck with Meguiar's PlastX. The big-box stores and auto-parts stores carry it.
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2017, 10:29:10 PM »

Novus.  You can get kits with different grades on Ebay for around $10.

Flitz polish (and wax) is good too.
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 04:28:42 PM »

Picked up the Novus #2 (8 0z) at The Container Store for $5.99
Works great! Just finishing up restoring a 50+ year old transistor radio. Hope it sounds as good as it looks.
Thanks for the tips
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 11:48:40 AM »

In a pinch toothpaste using soft cotton to apply and rub works.

Sometimes a follow up with a finer polish will improve the results, such as Turtle Wax Color Back, or similar
auto polish, one of the pink paste silver polishes... things like that.
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 01:44:55 PM »

All done - the case turned out great and the radio plays fine. Hopefully the restore will give it another 56 years of life!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLEobFD0yNY
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