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Old 09-04-2009, 04:52 PM   #1
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Glass/Headlight Swirls?

Hey guys, had a couple of quick questions...first of all, I have a few tiny swirls/very thin scrathes on my headlights...would Zaino's Z-2 be safe to use on them? Also, the glass interface for the radio has the same thing, little tiny scratches, just like you'd see on a swirl-marked car. I haven't even cleaned the inside yet so I have no idea how they got there ! Anyways, tips for removing either of these would be appreciated!
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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Even the finest polishes are still an abrasive. If you're not careful, you'll just make it worse. If you can convince the dealer it was like that at delivery they should take care of you.
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:30 AM   #3
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Hey guys, had a couple of quick questions...first of all, I have a few tiny swirls/very thin scrathes on my headlights...would Zaino's Z-2 be safe to use on them? Also, the glass interface for the radio has the same thing, little tiny scratches, just like you'd see on a swirl-marked car. I haven't even cleaned the inside yet so I have no idea how they got there ! Anyways, tips for removing either of these would be appreciated!
I believe there is a technical bulleting on scratched radio displays, inquire with the dealer service tech
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:38 AM   #4
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use this , it's what it was made for and won't scratch , works great only about 6 bucks at k mart
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:43 AM   #5
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use this , it's what it was made for and won't scratch , works great only about 6 bucks at k mart
Sweet, I'll give that try! Nobody notices it but me, but it bothers me. Would that also be safe for the headlights as well? The tiny scratches are comparable to swirl marks, but not circular and there aren't many of them. They become noticeable at night when the headlights are one.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:10 PM   #6
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For the headlights, depending how bad they are, you can use anything from a mild polish like the one pictured above, and go all the way up to wetsanding/polishing if they are real bad. Just depends how bad they are and how perfect you want them

I'd be very cautious using plasticx on the interface though. I'm not too familiar w/ the actual material used on the interface, but if its like any other I've seen, they are relatively soft and susceptible to further scratches from a abrasive product. If its real bad, talk to the dealer about a possible replacement. To keep it clean, typically a microfiber glass towel dampened w/ distilled water or optimum no rinse will keep it clean, however not remove any swirls/scratches.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:59 PM   #7
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Sweet...would any of the Zaino products count as mild polish, such as Z2/Z5?
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I've used it on the radio a couple times it has been fine
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:49 PM   #9
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I've used it on the radio a couple times it has been fine
The Zaino or Plastx?
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:01 PM   #10
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What about Z-14? I have the Zaino products but not this one...anyone used it? Thinking this might solve my radio faceplate scratches? Someone out there could make money by creating a protective cover for this faceplate like they do our Ipones....someone know of anyone working on that or already selling them?
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PlastX and Novus work on most light scratching on the headlights. You should also think about applying our clear headlight protection kit either as a compliment or instead of trying to polish. The adhesive tends to 'fill-in' light scratching and pitting. Then of course it is there as a protective layer to help keep your lights looking clean and clear. Just a thought.
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:18 PM   #13
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How would you apply and remove without causing more damage and more scratches...I am just SO gun shy of doing this, but would love any help from other members.
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When mine was delivered I notice a few fine scratches on the radio display. I was mad at myself for not noticing it when I pick it up from the dealer.

Anyway, I bought Zaino's "Z-14 Plastic Magic Cleaner & Polish" and used it on the radio display and headlights. It worked great but make sure you don't get any on the dash or any porous surface; it’s a bitch to get off.

It might not be a bad idea to go over it with some Z-6 too. Hope this helps!
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How would you apply and remove without causing more damage and more scratches...I am just SO gun shy of doing this, but would love any help from other members.
understand , this stuff is made for clear plastic , it makes it clearer stop worrying
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I just cleaned my headlights with plastx and here are the results they werent really scratched just dirty but you can see that it does no harm I just used my finger in a cotton glove then washed with windex






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Old 09-25-2009, 05:36 PM   #17
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understand , this stuff is made for clear plastic , it makes it clearer stop worrying
Thanks for the demo for the worry wart!
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