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raueda1

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Polishing rear tail light lenses
« on: 20 April 2021, 09:14 AM »
I recently got this 2-stage plastic polishing kit to restore the clear instrument panel lens. 
https://www.amazon.com/Novus-7100-Plastic-Polish-Kit/dp/B002UCYRZU/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=plastic+polish&qid=1618934854&sr=8-4

The lens wasn't bad at all, but the kit made it look absolutely new.  Same for the MB logo disk in the steering wheel.  In both cases there was a slight surface haze that wasn't even noticeable until it was gone.  surfaces are now mirror-reflective.  Now I wonder about doing the tail light lenses.  I wouldn't hesitate except that I know that some exterior plastic parts are coated (and with high levels of UV absorber).  I have no idea is old MB lenses are coated, but if they are then polishing is probably a bad idea.  Does anybody know for sure?  Thanks and cheers,
-Dave
Now:  '76 6.9 Euro
Before that:  1966 230S, 1964 220SE coupe, 1977 Carrera 3.0