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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.

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,
Now:  '76 6.9 Euro
Before that:  1966 230S, 1964 220SE coupe, 1977 Carrera 3.0