Forums :: Resources :: Features :: Photo Gallery :: Vintage Radio Shows :: Archives
Support This Site: Contributors :: Advertise


It is currently Dec Wed 11, 2019 10:15 am


All times are UTC [ DST ]





Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Restoring Plastic Finish
PostPosted: Jul Wed 18, 2018 9:43 pm 
Member

Joined: Aug Wed 31, 2011 1:38 am
Posts: 141
I have a radio, Motorola 79XM22. I have been working on restoring it's finish.
I first dusted and then cleaned the cabinet then I used combinations of Brasso, Novus 2, Novus 1 and ArmorAll outlast trim and plastic restorer (used for automobiles).

I also used blue non scratch pads. ( Sold for cleaning of kitchen pots and pans etc.)
The shine of the bottom, and right side were pretty good when I started, the top and left side was hazy (white haze.)
I have managed to improve the sides, bottom, of the cabinet quite a bit with a layer of slight white haze on the top?

Is there any way to remove that slight haze? Should I purchase some very fine sand paper starting with 600 and going higher up to 1000 and maybe using Brasso in-between? Would a final step of say using Min wax paste for wood or other competing brands also be a good step? Any help on this would be highly appreciated.

Thank you, Jim.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Restoring Plastic Finish
PostPosted: Aug Tue 07, 2018 6:38 pm 
Member

Joined: Feb Fri 24, 2012 3:37 pm
Posts: 27
Try polishing your plastic cabinets (polystyrene) with Novus 2 polish. If it's painted bakelite, then use a good car wax such as Mother's or Meguiar's.


Top
 Profile  
 
Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 2 posts ]  Moderator: Peter

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest



Search for:
Jump to:  




























Privacy Policy :: Powered by phpBB