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Old 06-23-2017, 05:55 AM
stancaruthers stancaruthers is offline
 
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Default Cost Question

What would a builder charge to replace front windshield ?

Can a scratch that is not deep be buff out and look perfect ?
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:17 AM
Robert Anglin Robert Anglin is offline
 
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Default Yes an I don't know.

Cost is a hard one to answer and it would be open to bids.
The wind screens can be buffed out in many cases. It does take some practice and a lot of elbow grease to get it right. You can look-up Mico-mesh kits from suppliers like ACS and see if you mite like to try it yourself. It just takes some time or a lot of time in some cases. Hope this helps, Yours, R.E.A. III #80888
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:22 AM
wilddog wilddog is offline
 
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My sailplane canopy got scratched and I tried Micromesh. At first ,with the rough grit papers, you will think it is ruined but after over an hour of sanding, I can't tell where the scratch was.
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:18 AM
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Can a scratch that is not deep be buff out and look perfect ?
I took out a fairly deep scratch on my first RV-8A with Novus products: http://www.aircraftspruce.com/search...LISH+3&x=0&y=0

The #3 is for the deep scratches. This is followed by the #2 to polish (also great for removing any paint fog that got on the glass). The #1 is the final step and the product I use for all glass cleaning. You only need a small bottle of #2 and #3. Get a quart of #1 for everyday use. It will last several years.

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