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Message posted by SMARTBOY on 16/2/2019 at 9:29am
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Hi can anyone help with information regarding of a product that can remove scratches on caravan windows, I made the mistake of cleaning them with a car wash brush hence the damage, if not a company that can do it,at the moment my better half is not speaking to me because of this any ideas would be appreciated. Roy.

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Try using Silvo,Brasso or Bluebell polish.

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I used fenwicks windowise. Works well if they are minor scratches.

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For fine surface scratches try the old fashioned Brasso that comes in a metal bottle, and a soft yellow duster to apply, work around the damaged area several times, removing with a dry duster and re applying more until the scratches are gone.

Dont be tempted to use an electric buffing pad to do this though, the friction from such on plastic could only make the problem much worse.

Finish by washing off any possible residue with clean water.

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Only use polishes designed for use on acrylic.

Doing otherwise is a very high risk option as these so frequently contain traces of chemicals that are over time irrevocably damaging to acrylic. These typically some months after their use cause a micro crazing rash to develop in the plastic itself, a silvery glint. These develop in areas where the acrylic has inbuilt stresses. As our windows are made by a hot moulding process these sorts of areas are extensive, all round the edges and where shaped areas have been moulded for stays etc.

There is a lot of well intended, but very wrong advice on the forums, here use the products designed for the task, acrylic specific.

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On perspex (acrylic) motorcycle windshields we used Novus scratch remover and polish for plastics. It comes in different grades depending on the severity of the damage. This is suitable for your use I believe.
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That would be about over the top.

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Hello
I was stupid enough to do the same. I asked lots of people and they recommended:
T cut, Autoglym SRP, Brasso and Clean X (vinyl and plastic cream), even tried BMW convertible window cleaner.

The only thing that made a slight difference was the Fenwicks Windowrize (spelling?)

Always used a noodle mitt since, learnt the hard way!

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Quote: Originally posted by JTQU on 17/2/2019
Only use polishes designed for use on acrylic.

Doing otherwise is a very high risk option as these so frequently contain traces of chemicals that are over time irrevocably damaging to acrylic. These typically some months after their use cause a micro crazing rash to develop in the plastic itself, a silvery glint. These develop in areas where the acrylic has inbuilt stresses. As our windows are made by a hot moulding process these sorts of areas are extensive, all round the edges and where shaped areas have been moulded for stays etc.

There is a lot of well intended, but very wrong advice on the forums, here use the products designed for the task, acrylic specific.


Agreed - this is very good advice. On a similar note, never attach any stickers or cling types, such as owners club badges. These can also set off crazing as I found on my last van.


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Hi, Thanks for all your help I will try Fenwicks Window wise see if that will work.

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Someone once said toothpaste !,

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Quote: Originally posted by Grandad Kenny on 23/2/2019
Someone once said toothpaste !,



That's what I was going to suggest. Someone recommended it to me to remove scratches from the glass on my watch.........it worked !

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Quote: Originally posted by SMARTBOY on 18/2/2019
That would be about over the top.


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