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Foggy gauges! Won't come clean!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Onelow34, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Onelow34
    Joined: Oct 9, 2007
    Posts: 640


    Ok guys so I pulled the gauge cluster out of my '63 C10 tonight to clean. The plexiglass is foggy, only seems to be on the exterior but I've tried a few things and still nothing! Tried dish soap and water,plastic cleaner, and even some hard scrubbing industrial soap. I need some help here! Any tips would be appreciated.

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  2. slickhale
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
    Posts: 756

    from Phoenix

    plastic headlight restoration kit from autozone, works like a charm.
  3. Yep, I used the 3M headlight resto kit to take the fog out of the dash lens in my old '64 C-10, worked great and saved me from having to buy a new one for $50.
  4. lostforawhile
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,160


    after you get them clear use meguiars plastX on them to keep them clear, Good stuff, I keep buying it because I lose the bottles, I now also have about 4 of them somewhere. To clear the haze try to find a micro mesh kit, look for a KR-70 part number, I think you can order them from aircraft spruce. It's a plastic restoration kit, we use them at work to polish the marks out of aircraft windows
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  5. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,474

    from Michigan

    ....... Or you could try Pledge with Future shine.. ;)
    Use a foam brush to apply it with...
    Post before and after pictures please!! :)
  6. Before all these great new products hit the market, we used plain old tooth paste to clean the fog off of headlight covers. Always worked real well.
  7. glenn33
    Joined: Sep 11, 2006
    Posts: 1,836

    from Browns, IL

    Wenol metal polish and a soft cloth works great...100% cotton won't scratch.

  8. Onelow34
    Joined: Oct 9, 2007
    Posts: 640


    Thanks guys! Im going to try a few things and I will post pics in the next few days! Thanks again!
  9. SmoKerch
    Joined: May 23, 2011
    Posts: 123


    Brasso, gently.
  10. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,732


    Yep, a coworker turned me on to using tarter control toothpaste to polish the plastic headlight on the wife's minivan. The Meguire's Plastix might help it stay clear longer though.

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