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Old 05-02-2018, 09:42 AM
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Default Melamine / Magic Eraser?

Has anyone tried melamine sponges to get rid of tiny scratches? I just pulled off my blue film and the parts I had soldered off earlier for the rivet lines have a distinct scratch/scuff pattern. Wondering if it's safe to try scrubbing those down with melamine sponges.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:22 AM
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Default Polish or paint?

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Has anyone tried melamine sponges to get rid of tiny scratches? I just pulled off my blue film and the parts I had soldered off earlier for the rivet lines have a distinct scratch/scuff pattern. Wondering if it's safe to try scrubbing those down with melamine sponges.
Try it on a scrap sample but I doubt it's abrasive enough.
Depends on how you plan to finish.
If paint just scuff with scotch brute. Paint shop will scuff the whole plane anyway. I usually treat the area after to protect with Alodine or rattle can primer.
If polish is the finish, maybe another builder knows a trick.
Personally, I remove blue film.
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