How to get scratches off TT lid

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How to get scratches off TT lid

Post by markyd3 » 31 Mar 2003 13:25

Hi, I have recently purchased a Michell Mycro, It is in superb condition apart from the usual very light scratches on the lid. Is there a secret method of polishing these out? I can only think of maybe using T-Cut???! Mark. ;D

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Re: How to get scratches off TT lid

Post by rmnd » 31 Mar 2003 13:58

:DHi, try Novus Plastic Polisher, an US polisher available in the UK (search on the Web). There are 3 types of Novus polisher, depending on how deep are the scrarches. And let me know whether you've got good results. :D Good luck. rmnd

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Re: How to get scratches off TT lid

Post by JaS » 31 Mar 2003 14:05

I've always found that treating lids like a quality paint finish works, but you have to remember that too much heat created while polishing may leave more marks than you remove. Novus sounds like an interesting product. For more links on cleaning lids: https://www.vinylengine.com//yabb/cgi-b ... 82;start=1 Regards JaS

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Re: How to get scratches off TT lid

Post by markyd3 » 31 Mar 2003 17:02

Thanks Guys I shall look into getting some of that polish. So not T-Cut then!!?

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Re: How to get scratches off TT lid

Post by markyd3 » 31 Mar 2003 17:26

Hello again, Took a bit of finding but I eventually have managed to order the Novus polish. It comes in 3 grades basically; 1 polish and protector 2 light scratch remover 3 heavy scratch remover I have ordered 1 and 2 approx £15.00 for the pair inc postage and shall report back as to how I get on. Thanks for your help, Mark ::)

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Re: How to get scratches off TT lid

Post by rmnd » 31 Mar 2003 20:02

:D Hi again, the Novus polisher is strongly recommended by an US high quality hifi dealer (web page). Whether it's an advertisement or an advice, I don't know. Good luck rmnd ;D

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Re: How to get scratches off TT lid

Post by ketalar » 01 May 2003 20:26

I don't know british or U.S. brands, so can't compare. Successfully used  car scratch remover then standard polish on my P2 lid ! Anything cheaper ?

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Re: How to get scratches off TT lid

Post by Ambient Housewife » 02 May 2003 14:26

http://www.lightaero.co.uk/las/1/9/337/30?part=KR-70 micromesh is supposed to be good. It is a system of graded sanding sheets. Have not used it myself but heard it is good, very popular with model makers as well. I tried T cut but it wasnt up to the scratches on my lid. Cheers

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Re: How to get scratches off TT lid

Post by spinDr » 02 May 2003 17:52

Believe it or not, I actually used Brasso on my dustcover to remove the lightest scratches. It worked well, but I only used it because it was already on hand.

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Re: How to get scratches off TT lid

Post by finalvinyl » 03 May 2003 19:07

Hi, I had good results by using polishing paste for acryl bathtubs. It is cheap, and you can get it at any hardware store. Best thing is, not to make scratches into the lid at all  ;) Greetings from Germany, Roberto

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Re: How to get scratches off TT lid

Post by sp10 » 04 May 2003 08:17

I have found that Brasso, Auto solv and various other metal polishes remove light scratches from lids effectively,  for heavy scratches i use wet and dry paper 1200/800 grade, I then polish the marks left by the wet and dry with metal polish, if the scratches are deep you do get left with an impression in the lid after doing this but these are not noticable under normal viewing. That's my two penneth worth :) Gary

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Re: How to get scratches off TT lid

Post by mike00 » 11 May 2003 17:27

:) I have used Novus Polisher on my turntable lid. It works great. Mike00

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Re: How to get scratches off TT lid

Post by soundnut69 » 12 May 2003 11:55

Hi. I've used a car buffer and "Liquid Crystal" car polish with good results to restore some pretty beat-up covers to near mint condition. I suspect any car wax would probably work, though. Good luck! Bob   ;D

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Removing Scratches

Post by rondini » 21 Oct 2004 00:02

All these methods will work they are all just fine abrasives in suspension. The most common one you have at home is toothpaste. I used to work in jewellers workshop and I favoured Brasso for getting scratches out of watch crystals. The only thing no one has mentioned is technique - always polish in the direction of then scratches and NEVER across them. Take your time and go easy, I certainly wouldn't use any power tools. If you have any doubts have a practise on something you don't want first.

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Post by Guest » 21 Oct 2004 01:29

If you can't find Novus, Meguiar's offers equivalent cleaner and polish products that work well. They're sold for use on vinyl convertible rear windows.

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