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Head off scratches with a light polish

I was ready to install a clear acrylic panel in a display case when I noticed a large scratch.

I was ready to install a clear acrylic panel in a display case when I noticed a large scratch. Rather than toss the panel, I resorted to an auto detailer’s trick: using a headlight lens restorer kit to remove the scratch. You can find these wherever auto supplies are sold. 

Simply follow the instructions in the box, progressing through the abrasive pads using lubricant, followed up by the included polishing compound. The scratch disappeared and the panel looked better than new.
—Larry Schaller, Edgerton, Wis.

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