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SCRATCH OFF® "OPTICA 4"
Plexiglas® Scratch Removal Kit
CONSUMER Magazine reviews and compares the SCRATCH OFF "OPTICA
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This 9 piece, complete system, has taken years
to develop and utilizes the finest compounds and polishing mediums
created specifically to work on PLEXIGLAS®, Acrylics &
Polycarbonates. Designed to work with a common drill, the kit
comes with complete, detailed instructions to walk you through
a step by step process to restore most, scratched, faded &
hazed PLEXIGLAS® aircraft windows. It actually works on just
about any non-porous surface. The highly researched technical
components consist of: 1- Yellow VELCRO backed foam Compounding
Pad, 1- White VELCRO backed foam Polishing pad, 1- VELCRO back
up plate (fits all drills) and 4 grades of aircraft approved micro
fine finishing compounds. The compound jars are numbered sequentially
and color coded, Yellow label - yellow pad; White label - white
pad. Very simple and extremely effective. The kit provides enough
material for a Cessna 172 size Plexiglas area.. When one considers
the cost of a new window installation, the SCRATCH OFF "OPTICA
4" kit is certainly worth it.
Here's a neat trick to find out
if the kit will remove the "foggyness or hazeing" from
your Plexiglas® The "OPTICA
4" kit was designed to remove surface scratches and damage
to Plexiglas®, Lexan® etc. and to maintain these surfaces
after repair. Sub surface damage is another matter. That being
said, the "OPTICA 4" kit will, in most cases, remove
"hazeing" or "foggyness" from Plexiglas®
but it depends on how far the haze has propagated into the Plexiglas
itself. The haze can be a simple case of surface abraision, (which
is easy to repair) or in some cases, simply a sign of old age,
(which can be virtually impossible to remedy. UV (ultra Violet)
has started to alter the chemical state of the Plexi). There is
a rather easy way to find out. Spit on the surface, wipe it around
with your finger (yuk). If the plexi becomes clear you are O.K.
to continue. If the plexi remains hazy you are probably wiser
to replace it. Do this test on BOTH sides of the plexi to determine
where the hazeyness is, or how deep it is.
Note, picture on left, scratch before. Then picture
on right, after use of the Scratch Off Kit
Wet sand with 600 grit sandpaper -
then apply the S0-1 Micro Cut compound - work with the yellow
Follow with the S0-2 Micro Lite also
with the yellow pad. - Finish, using the white pad and the S0-3
Micro Brite, then S0-4 Micro shine.
few other valuable uses for the Scratch Off "Optica 4"
kit in Automotive and Marine applications
Todays cars now utilize plastic lenses
in place of more durable glass. The problem is, they get hazy
or foggy from consistant abrasion, (exactly like aircraft landing
light and beacon covers), therefore not dispersing or focusing
the light, as designed. This condition is not only annoying (and
looks lousy too) but can be rather dangerous for the driver and
for oncoming traffic. These lenses are also somewhat expensive
Scratch Off Optica
4 to the rescue!
The marine industry uses PVC (Poly
Vinyl Chloride) as a flexible window screen on many boats. They
are in most cases, easily restorable, using the
Scratch Off Optica 4 kit.
AVIATION CONSUMER Article on the SCRATCH OFF
kit. Comparison with similar products.
Now also available: the SCRATCH OFF Optica 4
"DELUXE" or "FBO" Kit
The "DELUXE" or "FBO Kit"
- One (1) Detalied Instruction Booklet
- Two (2) 4" Dia. Velcro Backed YELLOW Compounding
- Two (2) 4" Dia. Velcro Backed WHITE Polishing
- One (1) 3" Velcro faced BACKING Plate (Fits any
- One (1) Hand Held Polish Applicator
- One (1) 4oz bottle "Micro-Cut"
- One (1) 4oz bottle "Micro-Lite"
- One (1) 4oz bottle "Micro-Brite"
- One (1) 4oz bottle "Micro-Shine"
- One (1) Scratch Off Micro Fiber Cloth for Acrylics
- One (1) Water Sprayer/Mister Bottle
- One (1) Yellow/White Hand Pad for hard to reach areas
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