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Removing scratches from an acrylic finish

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Daytona, May 14, 2003.


  1. Daytona

    Daytona

    Apr 26, 2003
    Can anyone tell me how to remove minor scratches and scuffs from an acrylic finish? Thanks
     
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Just DON'T use cyanocrylate on acrylic.
    If it's a minor one, nail polish will work.
     
  3. Daytona

    Daytona

    Apr 26, 2003
    What is that??
     
  4. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    you buff them out. There was a discussion somewhere on Tb about this. They recommended using a dremmel with a buffer kit.
     
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Cyanocrylate is a very strong translucide instant glue that works fine to repair urethane and polyester finishes.
    It fills the hole, gets hard very fast and then you can sand it flat to the original finish.

    It makes some chemical reaction with acrylic and the finish sort of melts around the superglue that won't herden.
    I got caught, so I can talk about it :(.
     
  6. Daytona

    Daytona

    Apr 26, 2003
    Thanks Jazz Ad - sorry that you got bit on that one!