Cleaning Plastic Domes

KurtinSA

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Specifically, is there a way to get rid of the scratches in these domes without contributing to more scratches or hazing in the surface?

Thanks...Kurt
 

MartinM

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I've used Meguiar's Mirror Glaze in the past to decent effect.
I'd think all of these headlight restoration products on the market might be okay, as well, but have never tried them on a dome.
 

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Martin -

Good ideas. I'll see about finding something like that and trying it on an area near the bottom of some of my domes.

Kurt
 

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Hmmm...and I have some Amazon cash sitting there burning a hole!! Nutjob

Kurt
 

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Sure, that's possible, Tinker. I don't have a huge supply of glass domes and am not sure I want to spend the $20-30 it takes to buy something from Timesavers, which I have done before. I just picked up an S. Haller for $5 at the convention...and it runs! I figure if I can spend a little time on the plastic dome, it might be more attractive down the line. I have some domes which are original, thick glass...I'm not using those on this clock!

Kurt
 

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Replace them with glass.
Tinker Dwight
Some day, those plastic domes will be preferred for the clocks that came with them.
That said, all of my plastic domes are on a shelf in the garage or only used while I'm testing a clock for the shop I contract with.
 

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Finding a quartz clock with a glass dome is a real bonus, if the clock is under $5.00 as they often are at the thrift shops.
 

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Yup, Harold, that works. BTDT. Actually I was needing to fix a quartz clock and worked through the electronics on another part of the forum. Not being able to really fix it, I found a quartz clock at the Goodwill store with the same electronics PLUS a glass dome. Win-Win!!

Kurt
 

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​A new plastic glass dome on fleabay is cheaper than a headlight restoration kit.
 

AndyDWA

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I've used Autosol metal polish to deal with fine, hazy scratches on plastic domes.
 

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For cleaning, ordinary dish soap and dry with micro fiber cloth.
If you simply want to hide or disguise the scratches, what works for me is Pledge furniture polish.
Work well with old dashboard bezel's in your old car as well.
Doesn't remove the fine scratches but seems to fill the fine scratches to make them barely noticeable.
 

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I use tooth paste to take out scratches on the plastic watch glass. I think the same can be used for plastic dome.
Ming
 

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