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JohnGW9

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My system check tach is getting very hard to read from haziness caused by sun and weather. Is there some way to polish or buff the lens to clear it? I know there are kits for automobile lenses but they don't seem to work well.
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To remove very small abrasions from a surface use 3M FINESSE IT. It is a micro-polish. Use a micro-fiber cloth to apply, remove, and buff. Test first on a small obscure portion of the gauge lens.

If the transparent gauge lens surface is clouded due to moisture condensation on the inward face, remove the gauge from the boat. Place the gauge in a dry but warm area for several days with a fan that circulates dry warm air. You may be able to get any moisture inside the gauge housing to evaporate. There may be a removable rubber plug seal that might let internal air more easily escape.

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Another method, and cost free, is a spot of toothpaste. Apply and use as you would a normal cutting polish. Works wonders.

Also works great for polishing your cars headlights, making them much more efficient.

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A mild abrasive like a random toothpaste might not scratch glass--a very hard surface--but could easily cut scratches in plastic.
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The proof is in the pudding.....
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