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Old 13-07-2017, 06:45 AM   #1
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How to get rid of this scratch

I've tried plast x and even black hole but this doesn't want to disappear, anyone had any success removing scratches from this area before?

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Old 13-07-2017, 07:42 AM   #2
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Try using a cut and finish like sonax on a low cut small pad using an extension bar on your polisher. My concern would be the white lettering, it could be tricky so be careful and try using a low speed setting. It's a case of having nothing to lose. How did the scratch happen ?
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From the pic it could be diamond ring or something but they look deep,the scratch goes through the P as well which is unfortunate,is there a polishing pad for something like a Dremmel ?,good luck.
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From the pic it could be diamond ring or something but they look deep,the scratch goes through the P as well which is unfortunate,is there a polishing pad for something like a Dremmel ?,good luck.

Worst case scenario would be a replacement part, should pop out easily enough, just hope it's not to expensive and as I say he has nothing to lose by trying to remove it.
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Worst case scenario would be a replacement part, should pop out easily enough, just hope it's not to expensive and as I say he has nothing to lose by trying to remove it.
^This. Is this not what eBay and breakers' yards are for?

I can tell you from bitter experience of trying to restore old cars with unobtainable/horrendously expensive parts that restoring these things seldom gives satisfaction. The lettering almost always wears away and the piano black often looks dull very quickly.

New or nearly new part. Seal it with something. Job jobbed!

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^This. Is this not what eBay and breakers' yards are for?

I can tell you from bitter experience of trying to restore old cars with unobtainable/horrendously expensive parts that restoring these things seldom gives satisfaction. The lettering almost always wears away and the piano black often looks dull very quickly.

New or nearly new part. Seal it with something. Job jobbed!

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That sounds good Peter, I have some shiny plastics like that dotted around my car, what would be best to seal it with?
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That sounds good Peter, I have some shiny plastics like that dotted around my car, what would be best to seal it with?
Hi Soul boy,

Actually, having just had to tackle some piano lacquered speakers, if you are feeling adventurous, try something like these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-Pia...cAAOSwIjJZXwPq

http://www.jansenpianobenches.com/pi...epair_kit.html

But I don't think they are very different in composition from light compounds and glazes.

The point remains that you could get the replacement part for relatively small money.
And sorting out piano lacquer finishes can take hours...

Re protection: A clear synthetic lacquer (designed for wood) or any old Si02 based stuff you have knocking around. All you want is a bit of a scratch-resistant barrier.

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Use solvol autosol, use no more than a pea sized amount. After that use clear plastic cleaner and then Plastrx.

If you can feel the scratch with your fingernail you may need to scale things up a bit so an alternative is to use micromesh sheets/pads, about 2400 grit, should do it, and then polish with Plastrx.

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Cheers for the replies folks, it was already scratched when I had the car, I will most likely replace it but I prefer to be more hands on occasionally and if I can remove the scratch I will

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