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Re: cleaning plastic lenses

To: William Zehring <>
Subject: Re: cleaning plastic lenses
From: Art Pfenninger <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 18:02:10 -0500 (EST)
Eastwood sells a product or maybe it's JC Whitney made for just a purpose.
On Mon, 19 Jan 1998, William Zehring wrote:

> Dear all:
> I thought it might be appropriate to make this inquiry here.  My question
> is one of technique and materials and isn't marque specific so I sort of
> thought it fit into the 'shoptalk' format.  I'm restoring a 1971 TVR 2500.
> It used the rear lights off of the Cortina, MkII (and is therefore now made
> of unobtanium).  I'm trying to re-furbish the units; they're actually in
> pretty good shape but...  does anyone have any advice on cleaning up
> plastic lenses?  Mine are a bit scratched and dull; is there a very mild
> polish or very fine grit grinding agent that can be used on plastic?  Any
> comments or advice on this idea would be greatly appreciated.  
> Cheers,
> Will Zehring
> p.s. also; any advice on not taking this restoration too seriously would be
> appreciated as well.  I'm starting to suspect that I've gone over the top,
> worrying about these tail lights.  ;-)

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